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,

As I write, outside I see a beautiful, blue sky and a bright, sunny day. Of course, this is somewhat of an illusion as the temperature is below freezing. On the positive side, it is getting slightly warmer each day which is a sure sign we are nearing spring in Laramie, Wyoming. April ushers in the fourth quarter of our school year, and like all others, it is sure to be an active one for SRA students.

Letters of intent to attend SRA were due on April 1 in order to be included in our enrollment lottery at 2:00 p.m. on April 3 at the school. This lottery is open to the public, and all parents or potential parents are welcome to attend. Notification of selection will take place following the lottery, and parents will have 14 days to formally accept or decline the opening for their child.

As you all know, school was closed on March 13 and on March 14 due to severe weather. To meet state mandated student attendance days, we must make up these two days. SRA and the district have determined the make-up days will be on Monday, April 22 (full-day) and on Friday, May 31 (half-day). Thursday, May 30 will now be a full day of school rather than a half-day. While we do understand this rescheduling may interfere with intended plans, we do hope to have all students in attendance.

SRA students will begin WY-TOPP and MAP testing on April 15. Grade level testing will occur at scheduled times through the end of April. It is mandatory all students participate in the WY-TOPP assessment. Refer to your grade level newsletter to identify the days we will assess your child. Please make sure your children get a good night’s sleep and a great start to their day to support their performance.

This year’s district Spring Sing will be at the LHS auditorium on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. SRA students will perform with choir students from around the district for this annual event. We hope to have a full house to support all the students and our music program.

As the days warm and become longer, it may be more difficult to focus on completing necessary school work. I would like to encourage parents to support their student in identifying a reasonable balance. While we believe learning and academic performance is important, we also believe students must have a variety of activity to support their development.

Thank you for all you do to support Snowy Range Academy!


John R. Cowper

John R. Cowper