Snowy Range Academy
Celebrating Blue Ribbon Excellence. Snowy Range Academy. A National Blue Ribbon School.

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

Dear SRA Community,

Our school year is off to a tremendous start! Our first five weeks have been packed full of learning, and students have been working diligently. A new school year big adjustment. My hope is that all students feel comfortable in their classrooms and are experiencing success with their learning. Parents, thank you for all you do to ensure your child experiences a successful start to the year. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to share in the education of your child.

We have completed our fall DIBELS and WY-TOPP interim assessments and will begin MAP assessment in early October. These assessments support our ability to identify current student performance as well as our learning needs. We will be sharing this information, along with 2018-19 WY-TOPP summative results, during parent-teacher conferences on October 23 and 24. You will be receiving information from your child’s teacher soon to schedule conferences.

SRA is growing! The addition of a second section of fourth grade and increasing middle school enrollment are reasons to celebrate, but they also present challenges. Although we just completed an expansion, we must continue to plan for our future. As we move through this process, we hope to engage our community to gain input on our path forward. 

October promises to be a busy month at SRA. If you did not have an opportunity to attend the September PTA meeting, the next meeting is on Wednesday, October 16 at 5:15 p.m. We hope to have a room full of parents and teachers. Please watch your grade level newsletters for important events and dates concerning your child. Also, please consult our calendar for upcoming events.

Have a terrific October, SRA!


John R. Cowper

John R. Cowper