Snowy Range Academy
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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.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are happy to provide you with information about our school and the excellent programs and services we offer our students. Go, Falcons!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Snowy Range Academy Community,

Welcome back! 2019 is here, and we are ready to begin the second half of our school year. I hope everyone experienced a restful, enjoyable break and were able to spend time with those they love. As for me, it was wonderful to spend time with my children, family, and friends.

January promises to be a very involved month for SRA students. Our semester ends on January 18 with the new quarter officially beginning on January 21. Students should check-in with their teachers to ensure they have submitted all of their assignments and that they turn in any make-up work prior to January 18. We will send home report cards on January 25.

On Friday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. SRA will be hosting its first ever melodramatic stage production. Our middle school drama class will be performing In a Pickle at the Pie Palooza with musical accompaniment by the ukulele class. The students have been busy rehearsing and creating the sets, and excitement is in the air. All are welcome to attend and share in this event which will take place in the SRA cafeteria. The cost of attendance is $3.00 per person or $10.00 for a family of four or more. To add to the excitement, there will be a pie contest, and we will announce awards after the show. If you have an interest in participating in this pie baking (or purchasing) contest, please contact Trisha Jacobsen.

We will begin MAP and WT-TOPP assessments the week of January 14 and proceed through the end of the month. Please be sure to review your child’s class newsletter to identify when your child will participate in these assessments. Make sure your child has a good night’s sleep and a hardy breakfast the morning of the assessment. Also, please visit with your child about the importance of putting forth their best effort on these assessments.

As we move into the second half of the year, I would like to thank SRA’s community members for their continued support. To our incredible staff, thank you for the dedication and professionalism you demonstrate in supporting our students. I would also like to thank our students for your tireless pursuit of academic excellence and the positive character you display. Finally, to our parents, thank you for ensuring your child is supported and ready for school each day and for your continued support of SRA. It is due to the efforts of all that we succeed in our mission.

Thank you, and Happy New Year!


John R. Cowper

John R. Cowper