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 EnVision 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!

      Message From Our Principal

      SRA Community,

      I would like to begin by thanking the Snowy Range Academy community for another phenomenal year. Yes, I know we have another month of school, but judging from these last few months, it will be past us in the blink of an eye. SRA is a special place due to the efforts of our school community. It takes countless volunteers with thoughtful input who graciously give their time and expertise, and I do not want to pass on a chance to say thank you.

      As many are aware, SRA will be expanding into the space currently leased by Dollar Tree. This first phase of expansion will have two separate completion dates.

      • Phase 1A will include the front building façade and refinishing of the space currently occupied by Dollar Tree. The set completion of this space is July 31, 2023.
      • Phase 1B will include the construction of three additional middle school classrooms and additional bathroom facilities with a completion date of July 31, 2024.

      We are excited about this next expansion and look forward to all the changes to come!

      May is always a very busy month with much to accomplish. In addition to WY-TOPP and MAP assessments, we have scheduled many activities for the remainder of the school year. Our annual meeting will be on May 17, beginning at 6:00 p.m. We hope everyone will consider joining us for this event. The deadline to apply for our board of directors is May 3. Whether or not you consider running for a board position, I do want to encourage everyone’s participation in the voting process which will conclude at 4:00 p.m. on May 17. Our board plays a vital role in the success of our organization.

      As we are finishing those last few weeks of school, please join me in showing gratitude for our incredible team during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week from May 8 through May 12. SRA truly has the best team of educators and works tirelessly to support the educational mission of our school. There are multiple ways to engage yourself by giving your time or providing support for a meal. More information on how to involve yourself appears in our newsletter.

      I hope you all have a wonderful and warm May experience.


      John R. Cowper

      John R. Cowper
      SRA Principal