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
Hello SRA Community,
Welcome back to a shiny new year! I hope you all experienced a wonderful summer doing the things you enjoy. I have had the opportunity to visit with several students and parents over the summer and it has been terrific hearing about all the adventures you have experienced. I hope the break has reenergized you and you are ready for a new year full of learning and adventure.
Unfortunately, some of our SRA community members have faced significant challenges over the summer, and these challenges are ongoing. I know our community will do all that is possible to support these SRA members during these difficult times. I will share more once we are all together. I am so proud to be a part of such a caring community.
Back to School Night will be a little bit different this year. Due to our increasing enrollment, we are finding it very difficult to accommodate all parents for one presentation. Therefore, to help alleviate this issue and help make you all comfortable, we will be hosting two Back to School Night times on August 19. The first session will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the second from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Both sessions will be on August 19 and parents may choose to attend the session that best fits their schedule. There will also be a uniform sale that overlaps both sessions. I hope this new schedule will allow all families the ability to attend.
Our expansion is complete, and we have two new classrooms and a new conference room at SRA. For this school year, we will use these two new rooms for middle school language arts and Spanish. When you are in the building, please feel free to visit this new area of the building. It is your school and it is due to your support that we were able to accomplish this expansion. Everybody has worked very hard to accomplish this task and we are very pleased to share the results with our community.
SRA has a Parent Teacher Association starting up this year. We are very excited to have a PTA at SRA as we have much we wish to accomplish over the year. There will be a representative from the PTA at Back to School Night available to answer questions. Please take the time to visit with these individuals to see how you can support SRA through your involvement in the PTA.
Our first day of school will be August 21. This first day will be a half day and we will release students at 11:15 a.m. Please refer to our website to gain information on supply lists, uniform requirements, and the student-parent handbook. The school year calendar is also posted on our website for your reference. If you have any questions, we are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. so feel free to call or stop by. Again, we are looking forward to seeing all of you. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer.
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper