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 SRA Community,

March has arrived and we are nearing the end of our third quarter of the year. Although it has been very cold for the last few months, which is difficult for everyone, it has been a very positive month for SRA. It is my hope warmer weather is on the way and we can bid farewell to the bitter cold.  

Snowy Range Academy’s Annual Core Knowledge Music Festival is at 6:30 p.m. on March 5 at the LHS Auditorium. Mrs. Wright and our students have been working very hard and it is sure to be a delightful evening. Please make sure students arrive by 6:00 p.m. and are dressed appropriately, (slacks, ties, skirts-knee length or longer, dresses, dress shoes etc. No jeans, sweatpants, or t-shirts, please). Staff will be present to guide students to their warm-up rooms upon arrival. The performance should last approximately one hour, and we hope to have a full house.  

Snowy Range Academy will be holding its 2020-21 School Year Enrollment Lottery on April 8 at 2:30 p.m. to coincide with ACSD #1 district lotteries. Parents are welcome to attend, as the lottery is open to the public. Please know students earn priority lottery status if parents attend one or more of our Observation Days and/or our Information Night. We will be hosting Observation Days on Tuesday, March 10 from noon to 2:00 p.m., and Thursday, March 26 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Information Night will be Thursday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. We encourage parents to attend these events to learn more about SRA’s educational program and philosophy.  

For parents of students intending to return to SRA for the 2020-21 school year, re-enrollment forms were due by March 1. If you have not submitted a re-enrollment form, please due so very soon to ensure your child’s continued attendance at SRA. We must receive letters of Intent for Kindergarten and any new students by April 1 to be considered for the April 8 lottery.

Spring break is March 16 to March 20. I sincerely hope all are able to have an enjoyable break. Shortly after our return from spring break, our third quarter will end and we will be in our final quarter of the 2019-20 school year. It is hard to believe the year has moved by so quickly and we are beginning the last few months of the school year.  

Have a fantastic month!


John R. Cowper

John R. Cowper
SRA Principal