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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, & 1st - dismissed at 1:55pm (except early release days)
2nd-8th - dismissed at 2:55pm (except early release days)

Fridays - all grades dismissed at 1:55pm

Please review us!

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, GreatSchools.org and Facebook and leave a review on each. Thank you very much!




Letter from a parent: "Hi! - 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

2017-18 Enrollment

updated Sept 15, 2017

We still have space available, but space for the 2017-18 school year is filling up fast!  

We have three programs:
- Site
- Independent Study
- Hybrid Independent Study

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!

What's New?


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. 



STEAM Night was a HUGE success!

Share your 2017 - 18 School Photos

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events, we’d like to see them.

Here is how you can submit photos online:

  • Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
  • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 410313675
  • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload
  • Enter information about the photo
  • Click “Save Details”


It’s that easy! The last day to submit photos is 4/16/2018

STEAM Week Events

STEAM Week Events

Room 8 Explores Geology

Fairy Mary Comes to ARCS

Fairy Mary Comes to ARCS

Bubble Fun


Welcome to

American River Charter School (ARCS) is a charter school in the Black Oak Mine Unified School District (BOMUSD) consisting of three diverse programs:

  • Our Site-based Program is located ...more

New!! Now online!



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.

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