Home Page Logo
Overview Our Mission What is a Charter? ARCS Council ARCS Staff & Teachers Friends of ARCS Contact the School Office
Overview Site Based Program Home School Program
How to enroll
Employment Opportunities
Resources & Links

New ARCS Sign

New ARCS Sign


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

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year!

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

Our site-based program is located in Georgetown and our focus  is on  creating  independent thinkers in a positive cooperative school community using hands- on curriculum in multiage classes. We provide students in grades K-8 an educational option with a focus on experiential, project- based  instruction, an arts-infused curriculum and  small class sizes. Our goal is for our  students to become  life long learners!

Our K-12 Home School Program  provides homeschooling families a variety of educational options including a supervising teacher for guidance and  parent chosen  educational resources, including vendor classes, field trips, Hybrid classes for certain grades and instructional supplies.

Both programs use the Common Core standards to guide instruction. We have a parent club called Friends of ARCS to help facilitate parental involvement. They support our social and fundraising events as well as help support our "wish list" in the areas of technology, music and the arts.

For more information about either of these programs, please follow the links on the left, or feel free to contact our office at 530.333.8340. We continually accept applications for 2014-15 home school, but have a waiting list for grades k--6  in the site program. If you are interested in visiting our school or adding your child to our waiting list, contact our office for more details or you can email our Director, Susan Whittington at swhittington@bomusd.org with questions.

We  accept applications for our  K-12 for Home School throughtout the year. We also are offering  Hybrid  classes (home school students who come to school for 20% of time) for grades K-3  next year. See more information under Enrollment section. Our K-6 site classes are full for 2014-15 and we have started a waiting list. We have a few spots open in the 7-8 classroom.

Welcome to American River Charter School, and thank you for visiting our website!

Snow at ARCS 2013 Snow kids.jpg Room 7 100 Day of School 100_5962.JPG IMG_0495.JPG IMG_0500.JPG room 7 NA.JPG 100_5398.JPG 100_5438.JPG 100_5493.JPG New ARCS Campus Picture-Sign 2012 007.jpg

ARCS Calendar

Today: 7/28/14

ARCS Google Calendar

ARCS Google Calendar

*Note: this is a public calendar - you do not need a Google account to be able to view it.  This is a parent-volunteer maintained calendar to match the official ARCS calendar and enables parents to sync important school dates with their existing smart phone or internet calendars.  To sync with your personal calendar, please visit the HOMEPAGE NEWS post for instructions: GOOGLE CALENDAR

ARCS Documents

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]