Snowy Range Academy
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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.

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    Message From Our Principal

    Greetings SRA Community, 

    December already! It seems as though we just began school last week, but here we are beginning the final month of 2021. Time truly does fly when you are having fun and learning. Although we have faced multiple challenges, we have overcome and succeeded together one step at a time. As this is the season for reflecting on the positives in life, I would like to thank all who have made the year successful to date. Our students have faced much adversity and overcome it with the support of our amazing parents. Our staff has never wavered in their commitment to our students and learning. As a learning community, we have not allowed the noise and controversies in our world to detract us from our mission. For these positives, I am truly thankful. 

    I would like to thank all the parents, students, and staff who participated in our fall family fun night. In addition, I would like to thank the PTA 4 SRA for their planning and direct support. As you may be aware this night coincided with the book fair, which is always a popular event. Participants were able to shop the book fair and/or join a fun game of bingo hosted by our teachers. I was very pleased with the number of participants. It was fabulous to host an in-person event and heartwarming to see the response. Thank you all! 

    As we move through December, I would like to encourage students to maintain as much focus as possible on school. We do understand there are many things to ponder and prepare for this time of year, but school is essential, so we ask for parents’ support to keep the students engaged in their learning. Although I am old, I am not too old to recall the excitement this season brought me as a child, so I understand the temptations. 

    In music news, the SRA choir will be performing during our regular assembly on December 15. We will hold two assemblies on this day to allow the entire student body an opportunity to listen to our choir. The first assembly will begin at 8:20 a.m. and the second at 8:50 a.m. Parents are welcome to attend either performance, as they will be duplication. Additionally, on December 17, students in grades third through eighth will have the opportunity to attend a performance featuring the LHS band, orchestra, and choirs. 

    As we return from winter break, we will have only fifteen days left in the first semester. For this reason, I encourage all students to remain diligent with their school work up to and through winter break. In closing, I would again like to wish you all a very happy, safe, and fun holiday season!


    John R. Cowper

    John R. Cowper