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"Aladdin", a musical, was proudly presented by Mrs. Sally Dyck and performed by the students at ARCS in May.

2016-17 Enrollment

Enrollment for the upcoming 2016-17 school year
updated Aug 26, 2016

ARCS Site Classes are FULL for the 2016-17 school year, but we are still accepting applications for a lottery process should space become available.   ARCS Home School classes still have space in all areas - K-8, 9-12, and the Hybrid Program. 

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

Enrollment Info

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

Calendar of Events: 

This week:

Monday, August 29th - First ARCS Council Meeting - 5p in the Eagles Nest

Monday, August 29th - Hearing Van at ARCS

Thursday, September 1st - Back to School Night TK-5th Grades -Two Identical Sessions-1st Session 6p-6:45 & 2nd Session 7-7:45p


Monday, September 5th - Labor Day - No School

Thursday, September 8th - FARCS Coffee Social - 8:30a in the Eagle's Nest

Thursday, September 8th - BOMUSD Board Meeting

Weds Sept 14th & Thurs 15th - School Picture Days 

Thursday, September 15th - FARCS Meeting -3-5p in the Eagle's Nest

Weds, Sept 28th - Picture Make-up Day



**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!

Please note our School Hours:

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

Instruction begins in the classroom at 8:25a.


Site Students

TK/Kindergarten - Mon-Fri - dismissed at 1:55p
1st-8th grades - Mon-Thurs - dismissed at 2:55p

Early Release Fridays - all grades dismissed at 1:55p


Hybrid Students

5th & 6th grades - Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:25a - 2:55p
2nd-4th grades - Tuesdays & Thursdays 11a-2:55p


Click to download: 2016-17 BOMUSD Academic Calendar

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.

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. 

Wendy had everyone in tears honoring Susan Whittington's commitment and passion to our students and community at the ACSA Recognition Dinner last night.  Thank you, Susan!

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:

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."

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