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!

    Message From Our Principal

    Snowy Range Academy Community,

    After a challenging start to the year, it is wonderful to be ending the year with a sense of normalcy. Although the effects of the pandemic linger, the impact to SRA has declined significantly. As a school community, we should be proud of our accomplishments this year. We stayed together as a school and did what was necessary to support our students. This year’s success was a community effort, and I thank you all for your flexibility and dedication to the cause.

    Looking forward to next year, we have much to accomplish. We will be introducing a new math curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade. After a thorough review and exhaustive process, SRA has formally adopted EnVision Math as our new mathematics program. Additionally, the Core Knowledge Foundation is proposing updates to the Core Knowledge Curriculum. We will implement these updates, as well as the new math curriculum, next year.

    May is always a very busy month with much to accomplish. In addition to WY-TOPP and MAP assessments, we have many activities scheduled for the remainder of the school year. We will hold our annual meeting in the SRA gymnasium on May 4 beginning at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see a strong turnout for this event as it is our first live annual meeting in two years. If you have not had the opportunity to vote for board members, you have until 4:00 p.m. on May 4. Please vote!

    As this is the last newsletter of the school year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have shared and participated in the year’s many successes. As a school community, we should be proud of our accomplishments.

    I hope you all have a wonderful and warm May experience.

    Sincerely,

    John R. Cowper

    John R. Cowper
    Principal