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!

    Message From Our Principal

    Hello SRA Community,

    SRA’s 2021–2022 school year is off to a tremendous start. Once again, our students and staff are proving masks nor COVID will not stop us from achieving our goals. Unlike last year, our first weeks of school have focused on teaching and student learning. Students appear to be doing well with current mitigation practices, and I am pleased to report the impact has been minimal. My hope is that all students feel comfortable in their classrooms and are experiencing success with their learning. Parents, thank you for all you have done and continue to do to ensure your child experiences success. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to share in the education of your child.

    We have completed our fall assessment: DIBELS, MAP, and WY-TOPP Interim. These assessments support our ability to identify current student performance as well as our learning needs. We will share MAP and WY- TOPP summative assessment results from last spring with students and parents during parent-teacher conferences.

    Parent-teacher conferences will be on Wednesday, October 20 and on Thursday, October 21 this year. Teachers will have a schedule for available times, and parents will be able to sign up for times that work best for their family. Please watch your newsletters and keep an eye out for information concerning your child’s upcoming conference. Please remember that we require all parents to participate in these conferences, so please plan accordingly.

    The children and staff appear to be adjusting to the increased mask use during school hours. Although this is not what we prefer, it is necessary to keep our doors open. It is important that we all do our best to practice mitigation both in and outside of school. Please be diligent at all times so we can continue in-person instruction. Thank you for your continued cooperation. Please note our October board meeting this month has been moved to Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. to accommodate parent-teacher conferences.

    Have a fantastic October, SRA!


    John R. Cowper

    John R. Cowper
    SRA Principal