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
Snowy Range Academy Community,
Wow! It is hard to believe November is here, and the first quarter of the year is behind us. October was a month full of excitement and unseasonably cold weather. Hopefully, this is not an indication of what we can expect for our winter. Our first quarter was a smashing success and we are looking forward to all the excitement to come as we move through the year. SRA is a remarkable school and we are honored every day to be part of such a positive, successful educational program.
During the month of October, we completed our fall MAP testing for reading and math in grades K through eight, as well as our Interim WY-TOPP assessment. We shared those results, as well as 2019 WY-TOPP summative assessment results, with parents during parent-teacher conferences. I trust parents found their child’s conferences beneficial and informative concerning their child’s performance and growth. Thank you for taking the time to attend these conferences. As you know, regular parent involvement is critical to student success. We firmly believe students benefit when parents and teachers communicate on a regular basis to support student learning. We encourage parents to schedule a time to visit with their teacher if they have any questions or concerns as the year progresses.
We will be kicking off our November with the SRA fall family fun night sponsored by the SRA-PTA. The PTA has many fun activities planned so we hope to have an abundance of families joining us for this exciting event. The SRA-PTA has been very busy finding ways to support our school and we appreciate all they have accomplished in such a short time. We hope all parents consider joining the PTA as this is a terrific way to support our school.
As is tradition, our middle school students will be heading to Denver on November 7 for our annual field trip. This year students will attend the opera Barber of Seville, followed by a tour of the Denver Art Museum. We are proud that we are able to offer this opportunity to our students and we appreciate the support provided to make this trip a reality.
SRA will be sponsoring a 5K run in support of one of our students on November 23. While we understand the weather may be a challenge, we are pushing forward as we believe this to be a very worthy cause. We will provide more information for this event as the date nears. Again, we hope to have a strong turnout for this event to show support for our student. We will provide all proceeds from this event to the family to help cover the costs of treatment. Even if you do not run in the race, we hope you will buy a t-shirt to show your support.
I hope you all have a terrific month. Enjoy!
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper