Snowy Range Academy
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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.

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    Message From Our Principal

    SRA Community,

    Welcome back! I hope and trust the winter break was restful and enjoyable for all. I know our staff certainly deserved a break. It was their incredible efforts that made our first semester possible and in my view a success. As for me, it was a very welcome break, and I enjoyed spending time with those closest to me. 

    As we return to the classrooms, students will experience an environment similar to the fall as our mitigation practices all remain in place. I hope that the rollout of the vaccine will eventually allow us to reduce our mitigation efforts, but this will take time. We should all prepare to continue these efforts through the second semester of the year.

    Our character trait for January 2021 is diligence. This is an excellent trait to begin 2021 as we will all need to exercise diligence as we move through the second half of our school year. I have been proud of our efforts thus far and I am confident we will maintain them through the end of the school year. We are SRA and regardless of the circumstances, our mission, vision, and philosophy remain the same. 

    As we begin the new semester, there will be changes in how we deliver Temporary CBVE to our students. We will announce these changes prior to the beginning of the second semester. As I have mentioned previously, the constant influx of temporary CBVE is very challenging to manage on top of our permanent CBVE students. My hope is that these changes will enable us to provide a more consistent and focused educational environment for all of our students.

    I am sure I am not alone in hoping we never experience a school year like 2020. The impacts to education have been immense and it will take time to recoup our losses. However, I am confident SRA students, parents, and staff will do everything possible to bring us back to our pre COVID standards of excellence. We sincerely appreciate all the effort and support we have received from our community to manage these difficult times. 


    John R. Cowper

    John R. Cowper
    SRA Principal