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
Dear Snowy Range Academy Community,
December is upon us, and it is sure to be a busy month for all. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break spent with those they cherish most in life. Personally, I am thankful that after three years I was finally able to share Thanksgiving dinner with my children and family.
As many already know, Shelly Donner, Jessica Arnold, Amy Wright, and I went to Washington, D.C. to accept our 2018 blue ribbon award. It was wonderful to receive this honor and celebrate our success with so many outstanding educators from around the country. It certainly was a whirlwind tour of D.C. trying to keep up with these ladies as they fulfilled their mission of seeing as much as possible during our brief stay.
As I previously mentioned, December is certain to be a busy month at SRA as we have a very full schedule moving toward winter break. On Saturday, December 1 SRA hosted a community skate at the Laramie Ice Arena. The purpose of this event was to increase community awareness and understanding of Snowy Range Academy. All skating was free to anyone who wished to attend, with free hot chocolate and coffee while it lasted. In conjunction with this event, we held a silent auction with items donated from the Laramie business community. We had an amazing turnout for this event as 350-plus SRA and Laramie community members attended throughout the afternoon. We hope to continue with events such as these as they are great fun and help us spread the word about SRA. Thank you to all those who came out to support this event!
On December 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Snowy Range Academy will host our community blue ribbon celebration. We hope to see as many past, present, and future SRA members as possible. Although 2018 was the year we received this honor, we do understand the founding members and all those who served and attended SRA since its inception deserve to share in this award as well. During this event on December 18 we will have refreshments, SRA alumni speakers, choir and orchestra performances, as well as class recitations. We hope for a great turnout, so we can honor all those who have worked so hard to make Snowy Range Academy a great school.
As we continue moving into this busy time of year, I would like to remind students and parents to do their best to maintain a regular routine. With so much excitement and so many events, it is difficult to focus on school and the work we must do. Maintaining a consistent routine will increase the likelihood that students continue to be successful.
I wish you all the best of times during the holidays. I hope it is a time spent with those you love, doing that which you enjoy doing.
John R. Cowper
John R. Cowper