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

Greetings SRA Community,

“In like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb.” Let’s hope the saying holds true. We all could use some warmer air swirling around us, right? Yes, March is upon us and it is sure to move quickly. 

Snowy Range Academy’s annual Core Knowledge Music Festival will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at the LHS Auditorium. Please make sure students arrive by 6:00 p.m. and dress appropriately in slacks, ties, skirts that are knee-length or longer, dresses, dress shoes, etc. We request no jeans 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 all families attend the entire event. Mrs. Wright and the students have been working very hard, and this event is certain to be an incredible display of talent and effort.

Snowy Range Academy will be celebrating Read Across America Week from March 4 through March 8. We highlight this week to bring awareness to the importance of literacy and to share in the many joys of literature. In honor of this event, students have the option of dressing as a character from a Core Knowledge literature piece on Wednesday, March 6. We hope to have a plethora of students and staff participate in this day of fun intended to celebrate the enrichment literature provides.

Snowy Range Academy will be holding its 2019 Enrollment Lottery on April 3 at 2:00 p.m. to coincide with district lotteries. Parents are welcome to attend. 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 12 from noon until 2:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 28 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Information Night will be on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. We encourage parents of potential (newly enrolling) students 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 2019–2020 school year, re-enrollment forms were due by March 1. If you have not submitted a re-enrollment form, please do 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 3 lottery.

Spring break will be from March 18 to March 22. I am sure students, families, and staff are ready to take a breath and relax for a short time. 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 2018–2019 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. Time really does fly when you’re having fun!


John R. Cowper

John R. Cowper