Welcome to Snowy Range Academy
SRA Reopening Plan
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.
Message From Our Principal
Congratulations, SRA! We have completed three quarters of in-person and CBVE instruction and April has arrived. Although this year has been a challenge, I would like to focus on some positive aspects of the school year.
Opening the doors to students last fall was a challenge for our whole community, staff, students, and parents. With the chaotic end to the 2019–2020 school year, it was difficult to determine how we were going to be able to make in-person and CBVE instruction possible for our students. As the final directive from the state did not arrive until mid-July, we were left with a great deal to accomplish in a short amount of time. Thankfully, our incredible learning community stepped into action and funding opportunities fell into place. As I watch the debate carried out on the national stage, it makes me very proud of what we have accomplished.
For perspective parents, SRA’s enrollment lottery will be on Wednesday, April 7, and parents must confirm their choice to attend SRA by Friday, April 9. To be entered in SRA’s April 7 lottery, parents must have submitted a letter of intent no later than April 1. Please know SRA will continue to accept letters of intent for any open positions, so please contact us if interested.
The remainder of the year will be busy as we have many things to accomplish prior to June. Mrs. Wright has been working diligently to provide parents performance videos of their students as the Core Knowledge Music Festival has been postponed for this year. In addition, we are beginning to plan for our 8th grade commencement. We want to hold this event in person this year and may be holding this event outside to make this possible. We are busy planning an alternate event for our 7th graders due to the cancellation of Keystone Science School. Finally, students will be taking the WY-TOPP summative assessment beginning in late April.
We have made it this far because we have worked together and respected the unique challenges we all have faced over the year. Although we are nearing the end, we are not there yet. Please continue safe mitigation practices as these behaviors have helped us get to where we are now.
Stay safe, and enjoy the warmer weather that is sure to arrive, someday.
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper