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2016-17 Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year
updated January 27, 2016

Enrollment for new families opens February 1st!  If you are interested in applying for the 2016-17 school year (site, hybrid or homeschool), please fill out our application packet and turn it into the office as soon as Open Enrollment begins on February 1st.  Space is very limited in the site program and there are not many seats available! Open enrollment for new families closes on February 29th - any seats still available after that time will be filled using our Lottery System.   If you have any questions, please contact the school office.  Thank you.

Application Packet

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

Parent Resources

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!



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!  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.  Go to http://www.artsonia.com and in the 'Find School' box, type in American River Charter School.


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

Upcoming Events: 



Feb 1st - Feb 29th – Open Enrollment Period for New Families

Monday, Feb 1 – ARCS Council Meeting 5:00

Sunday, Feb 7 - Music on the Divide - Young Musicians Concert

Friday, Feb 12 – No School – Lincoln’s Birthday

Monday, Feb 15 – No School – Presidents Day

Feb 24th – TK/K Parent Night – 6-8pm

Feb 25th- BOMUSD Board meeting at ARCS 6:00


**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!

Math Night!

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:


SALLY DYCK, ARCS Teacher-in-Charge, received recognition at the BOMUSD Board meeting on Thursday, January 14th for successful shared leadership with Susan Whittington at ARCS.  Thank you, Sally Dyck!

"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."

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