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

    Snowy Range Academy Community,

    It is hard to believe November is here, and the first quarter of the year is behind us. Quarter one was a wonderful success, and we are looking forward to all the excitement to come as we move through the year. I would like to thank the parents, students, and staff for all they have done and continue to do to support Snowy Range Academy (SRA). Together, we will make it through these difficult times.

    During the month of October, we completed our fall MAP testing for reading and math in grades k–8, as well as our Interim WY-TOPP assessment. MAP results, as well as 2021 WY-TOPP summative assessment results, were shared with parents during parent-teacher conferences. I trust parents found their child’s conferences beneficial and informative concerning their performance and growth. Thank you for taking the time to attend these conferences. As you know, regular parent involvement is critical to student success. We firmly believe students benefit when parents and teachers communicate on a regular basis to support student learning. We encourage parents to schedule a time to visit with their teacher if they have any questions or concerns as the year progresses.

    We will be kicking off our November with the SRA fall family fun night and book fair sponsored by the SRA-PTA on Friday, November 5. The PTA has many fun activities planned, so we hope to have as many families as possible join us for this event. The SRA-PTA has been very busy finding ways to support our school, and we appreciate all they do. We hope all parents consider joining the PTA as this is a terrific way to support our school.

    SRA is now able to offer CUE rapid COVID tests to staff and students while on site. To participate, parents must provide written permission for this test prior to testing. Please know SRA will respect parent choices for participation, and parents will never be compelled to have their child tested. If you wish to learn more, please contact us.

    I hope you all have a terrific month. Enjoy! 

    Sincerely,

    John R. Cowper

    John R. Cowper
    Principal