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2017-18 Enrollment

updated Mar 1, 2017

Open Enrollment for the
2017-18 school year closed 
February 28th, 2017.  However,

we are still accepting applications

and will fill seats as space is


We have three programs:
- Site
- Homeschool
- Homeschool Hybrid

Space is limited! If you would like to enroll, be sure to get your Enrollment Packet in right away.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office. 

Thank you.

Enrollment Info

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:

2016-17 ARCS Harvest Festival

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

Letter from a parent: "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."

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

Yearbook Photo Request! Volunteers Needed!

This year we are using  Memory Book to create our yearbook! Please take a few minutes to upload your photos of field trips and events so we can publish them in our yearbook.  Go to:

http://images.memoryebooks.com/loginUser ID: 408223596

More information will be sent home with students and posted on our website.  Can you help?  We need a team of volunteers to help in the editing of the yearbook now!  Contact Margaret in the office if you would like to help. Deadline to submit photos is April 17th!



Spring Testing


Smarter Balanced assessments will take place from April 24th through May 12th. Plan to have your child attend school regularly during these dates.  Additional testing dates are listed in the calendar on the last page of the newsletter.


Smarter Balanced Practice Tests 



Upcoming Events

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. 


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Please review 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!



Parent Resources

Questions about Immunizations?

Visit www.shotsforschool.org for information about SB 277 and for answers to any questions you may have about the immunization law.

ARCS Documents

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