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.
A Message from Our Principal
Greetings SRA Community,
February is upon us and we are now in the second semester of our school year. It is difficult to believe we are half way through the year. I hope everyone is doing well and surviving the bitter temperatures of a Wyoming winter. This time of year can be difficult for many as we are frequently indoors due to the weather and shorter days. Regardless of the cold, I hope you all find enjoyable activities to ward off the deep winter blues.
On January 11, our middle school drama electives class put on a very entertaining melodrama production. In a Pickle at the Pie Palooza was a huge success! To bolster this performance, there was a pie contest with prizes awarded for the best sweet and savory pies as well as the best-looking pies. Attendance for this event was tremendous and far more than expected. It was a terrific evening and a true demonstration of student, parent, and family commitment to SRA. I would like to thank Mrs. Jacobsen, Mrs. Bossert, and Mrs. Wright for their work in making this production possible.
Throughout the month of January, SRA students have been busy participating in the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments as well as the WY-TOPP Interim assessments. Our students have been working incredibly hard on these assessments and we are proud of all the tremendous effort they have demonstrated. In addition to these assessments, on February 7, our fourth and eighth graders will complete the NAEP assessment. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher for information on their progress and to identify areas that need additional support.
Congratulations to all of our science fair participants and Mrs. Drake. We are so proud of the time and effort our students put into their projects! On Saturday, January 26, our students competed in the regional science fair in Cheyenne, WY. This year we had seven students qualify for the state science fair! These students will move on to the state competition, which will be in Laramie at the University of Wyoming in early March.
As many of you are aware, we will be adding a second section of fourth grade at SRA for the 2019–20 school year. In order to accommodate this additional class, we will be expanding and building two new classrooms. The additional classroom will be for our second section fifth grade for the 2020–21 school year. We will be adding these classrooms to an area of the building that is currently unfinished. We are excited about this expansion, and we look forward to sharing this latest expansion with our community members.
In closing, I hope you all have a wonderful February! On behalf of all of us at SRA, thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us. SRA is a great place for students due to the strong support we receive from families and our community members.
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper