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"Hi Susan - I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful place ARCS is! My daughter is having a very good year.  In fact, her best ever! She usually has a hard time feeling comfortable, but has no problem here! Her teacher has made the class a great, caring and learning community, and this sure makes a difference! I am so glad we chose this school - it has made a big impact on my daughter's view of school now!  Sincerely, R.D."

2015-16 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2015-16 school year
updated September 1, 2015

Enrollment for new homeschool students is open and there is still space available in the K-12th grades.

All site classes are full except for Kindergarten. Site families may still apply but with full classes new applicants will be placed on a wait list and/or selected for available spots with our Lottery Selection process. 

If you are interested in applying for the 2015-16 school year, please fill out our application packet and turn it into the office as soon as possible,  If you have any questions, please contact the school office.  Thank you.

Application Packet

Please rate our school!

We are asking all ARCS families to please leave a review for our school.  It only takes a few minutes, but really lets others know how you and your children feel about attending ARCS!  Please click on the following links to Yelp and GreatSchools.org and leave a review on each. Thank you very much!



School Hours:

Morning bell rings at 8:20am - please have your students ready to line up with their class by 8:20am each morning! 

Instruction begins at 8:25am for all grades.

TK & K - dismissed at 1:55pm (except early release days)
1st-8th - dismissed at 2:55pm (except early release days)

Fridays - all grades dismissed at 1:55pm

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eScrip Group Name:
Friends Of American River Charter School
eScrip Group ID – 500024445

We also participate in:
 Boxtops for Education
and are
Mar-val Community Card Members

The teachers and staff wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy the break! 

School resumes November 30th.

Upcoming Events: 

Nov 23-27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 30 - School Resumes



Monday, Dec 7 - ARCS Council Meeting - 7pm
Friday, Dec 11 - Winterfest
Friday, Dec 18 - End of 1st Trimester
Dec 21-Jan 1 - No School - Winter Break


**Don't forget to sync your web and smartphone calendars with the ARCS Google Calendar - this way you'll have the latest information the moment it's updated!


This week, a Folsom Lake College children's theater class performed Jane the Horse, a lesson in Anti-Bullying at ARCS. The actors were entertaining and delivered a positive message about how friends treat each other. Our 3rd-6th graders were entranced with the performance!  Thank you, Folsom Lake College, for visiting ARCS!

Student Artwork on Artsonia!

Have you seen the amazing artwork ARCS students have been doing in class?  This year, ARCS is thrilled to be using Artsonia to showcase our very talented students and the artwork they create!  Students are in the process of being sent home with parent information slips - if you haven't received yours, please feel free to email Ana at anaedwards@bomusd.org and she will email you your student's unique username and password.  In addition to being able to share your student's artwork with friends and family, 20% of every purchase made will be given back to ARCS for the Arts programs here.  It's a win-win!  Be sure to check it out!  Go to http://www.artsonia.com and in the 'Find School' box, type in American River Charter School.

To subscribe to the ARCS Google Calendar and sync it with your web and smartphone calendars, please click the +Google Calendar button at the bottom of the calendar. 

Welcome to American River Charter School!

American River Charter School (ARCS) is a charter school in the Black Oak Mine Unified School District (BOMUSD) consisting of two diverse programs:

Photos from 2014-15!

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