American River Charter School  Logo
About Our Mission What is a Charter? Teachers & Staff ARCS Council Friends of ARCS Non-Discrimination Policy
About PBIS Transitional Kindergarten Diane Bevis - Rm.4 Linda Riek - Rm.6 Anne Sawyer - Rm.7 Lindsey Lewin - Rm.8 Rose Fabian - Rm.1 Art at ARCS
Why Choose ARCS? Vendors & Classes Field Trips & Activities News & Information David Gleason - ST
About Photos
Contact the Office ARCS Monthly Newsletters Employment Opportunities Absence Reporting Form Helpful Links
How To Enroll

What is a Charter?

A charter school is an elementary or secondary school in the United States that receives public money but has been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools.  In exchange, charter schools are then expected to be accountable for producing certain academic results which are set forth in each school's charter.

Charter schools are established and then attended by choice. While charter schools provide an alternative to other public schools, they are part of the public education system and are not allowed to charge tuition. Where enrollment in a charter school is over subscribed, admission is frequently allocated by lottery-based admissions.

Some charter schools provide a curriculum that specializes in a certain field—e.g. arts, mathematics, etc. Others attempt to provide a better and more efficient general education than nearby public schools.

Some charter schools, such as ARCS, are founded by teachers and parents who feel restricted by traditional public schools, and wish to create an educational environment that adheres to their own values and standards.

Please check out this website link for more information:

Charter School Fact Sheet

 

Nature Area

ARCS 2012 fall 065.jpg