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 EnVision Math, character education, and one of the most important, parental involvement.
Message From Our Principal
I hope the first few days of school have been enjoyable, and that everyone is settling into a positive school routine. It was delightful to see the number of families who attended our back-to-school night event on August 23. Parent involvement is crucial to educational success, and we appreciate your support. Seeing our gym filled with parents and students was tremendous. It highlights the school to home connections we all work to establish. We hope the experience was informative and positive, and we hope it helped parents and students prepare for the upcoming school year.
As we begin the year, we must ensure all students have the necessary supplies for their grade level. Please check our website to review your child's class supply list, and communicate with your teachers if you have any questions or concerns. Additionally, all students are required to wear school-approved uniforms during the school day. We generally provide a two-week grace period at the beginning of the year to allow late enrollees time to acquire required uniforms. After two weeks, uniform rules will be enforced for all students and parents will be notified if necessary. Please make sure your child has all the necessary supplies and uniforms. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.
Snowy Range Academy students will soon begin participating in assessments to identify current performance levels and inform our instructional practices. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade will be assessed using the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). The Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) will be provided to all students in kindergarten through eighth grade to assess reading and math performance. Finally, the Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WYTOPP) interim assessment window will open from September 19 through September 30. Students in first grade through eighth grade will be participating in this assessment. Information about specific testing dates for each grade level will be forthcoming.
As we begin the year, we encourage parents and students to establish and maintain positive school routines. Students will receive homework four nights a week, except for nights that coincide or precede special events or holidays. Please work together to schedule and budget appropriate time to complete assigned homework. In addition to assigned homework, we ask parents to read with their child for 15 minutes every evening. Please communicate with your child's teacher if you have questions about your child's academic program. We hope to work closely with all parents to provide a positive educational experience for students.
Thank you for a great start to the 2022–2023 school year and for choosing Snowy Range Academy as your school. We will do all we can to provide your child(ren) a positive educational experience in a safe, supportive environment. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper