Welcome to Snowy Range Academy
Academic Excellence, Character Education, and Fairness for All
Snowy Range Academy (SRA) is a tuition-free kindergarten through 8th grade public charter school in Albany County School District #1. Our Core Knowledge charter school emphasizes academics, phonics-based Spalding Language Arts Instruction, accelerated Saxon Math, character education, and one of the most important, parental involvement.
A Message from Our Principal
Greetings Snowy Range Academy Community,
November is here, and we have completed our first quarter of the school year! It is hard to believe the time has passed so quickly, but here we are. October was a month full of excitement with our Blue Ribbon selection and all that comes with having this kind of recognition bestowed. Our middle school field trip to Denver, to watch Oklahoma and visit the Denver Museum of Contemporary Arts, was a tremendous success and a positive learning experience for all. Finally, we had the opportunity to host Senator Barrasso during our Wednesday assembly in recognition of our Blue Ribbon. This was an exciting event and the senator spent a great deal of time visiting with our students.
October was also the month we completed our fall MAP testing for reading and math. We shared those results, as well as 2018 WY-TOPP and school/classroom-based assessment results, with parents during parent-teacher conferences. I hope all parents found their conferences beneficial and informative of their child’s current performance and progress. We appreciate your attendance, as regular parent involvement is critical to student success. We firmly believe students benefit when parents and teachers communicate on a regular basis to support student learning, and we encourage parents to schedule a time to visit with their teacher if they have any questions or concerns.
I have the honor of accompanying Shelly Donner, Jessica Arnold, and Amy Wright to Washington, DC, to attend the National Blue Ribbon School Ceremony on November 7 and 8. Mrs. Donner and Mrs. Arnold have been staff members of SRA from year one and Mrs. Wright is in her 13th year as our music teacher. We wish I could take the entire staff as they are all deserving, but of course, limits always exist. We hope you join us in congratulating these and all staff members for all they do and have done to support our school throughout the years. Please remember we will be hosting an SRA community celebration in mid-December, and we hope many current and former SRA community members can join us for this special celebration.
Due to my absence from the school on November 7, I have decided to move the honor roll assembly to Wednesday, November 14. As this is my first honor roll assembly, I want to ensure I am there to help personally congratulate our students for their accomplishments. Please know parents are welcome to join us for this acknowledgment of student performance.
I hope you all have a terrific month and enjoy!
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper