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.

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    Message From Our Principal

    SRA Community,

    It is difficult to believe that February has arrived and we are past the halfway point of the school year. The fact that we are still here, in-person, is a testament to the efforts of all. I would like to say the end of this dilemma is in sight, but I believe we will maintain our current mitigation status through the end of the school year. Hopefully, the introduction of a vaccine will signal the end to the disruption and tragedy of the virus.  

    On Friday, January 22, I sent a communication to all SRA stakeholders concerning changes we have instituted to our Temporary CBVE program. These changes were necessary to ensure we can provide a sustainable CBVE experience to students on temporary leave. If you have questions or concerns about these changes, please feel free to contact me. 

    SRA will continue our current mitigation strategies until the situation in our community changes. We do understand the policies and procedures put in place to reduce transmission of the virus are impactful and cause disruption to family life. Please know SRA staff are held to the same standards, and it has been challenging to maintain instruction with multiple staff absences. If you have concerns about the application of our mitigation policies, please contact me to discuss your concern, not the SRA School Nurse. Our nurse has done an incredible job for SRA this year and should not be placed in the position of defending policies she did not create. These are district policies, which the SRA Board agreed to follow, and we will continue to do so to the best of our ability.  

    Let us all remember we are in this together. We understand and respect there are many different views on the virus and how we should react as a community. Regardless of your views, our goal is to continue in-person instruction. Please continue to cooperate and mitigate, so we can keep doing what we do best-- educate students.

    Thank you and have a Fabulous February!

    John R. Cowper

    John R. Cowper
    SRA Principal