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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 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 Homeschool classes still have space in all areas - K-8, and 9-12, although the Hybrid Program is full. 

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

Upcoming Events

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. 


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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