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Friends Of American River Charter School

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Overview of ARCS Programs and Discrimination Policy

American River Charter School (ARCS) is a school consisting of two diverse programs on the  Georgetown Divide:

ARCS Site-based Program: provides students in grades K-8 a site based educational option in Georgetown  with a focus on experiential, project based thematic instruction. A focus at this school is on the whole child. It emphasizes learning by doing, with particular focus on character growth( life skills), teamwork, reflection, literacy and the arts. Teachers connect high quality academic learning to adventure, service and character development through a variety of student experiences including interdisciplinary, and  project based learning.

ARCS Home School Program: provides homeschooling families a variety of educational options. Students in this program are able to select from a menu of options ranging from site based classes to participation in BOMUSD classes (based upon space availability) including Visual and Performing Arts, Athletics, Vocational Education, Science classes and more. Teachers in this program provide services ranging from home visits, extra curricular activities, and small group instruction. This model provides services and resources to homeschooling families through a dedicated budget allocated per pupil on a semester basis.

We are offering hybrid classes this year for homeschool students. Students can attend small teacher led classes  1 or 2 mornings a week with 10- 12 other students for group activities and instructional support. Barbara Richey, our ST, is  facilitating the K-3 class. Please call the school if you are interested in your child participating.

American River Charter School (ARCS) was petitioned for entry into the Black Oak Mine Unified School District and approved by the Board on Jan 14th, 2010.  We will be working on our petition renewal process this fall.  For more information about each of the programs, please click on the Academic Programs tab at the top of the page.  Thank you!

Non-Discrimination Policy

Black Oak Mine Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal or  Dr. Rob Williams at the District Office at (530) 333-8300 x6 or email rwilliams@bomusd.org.  A copy of Black Oak Mine's non-discrimination policy is available upon request.


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