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Why Choose ARCS?




Traditional or alternative curriculum focused on New State Standards.

· Instructional Funds for Academic Needs

· Vendors for Curriculum, Supplies, Classes, Tutors, and Educational Activities

· Special Education services available 

· Parent-Driven Field Trips

· Parent-Driven Educational Activities 

· ROP/Vocational Training

· Classes, Music, Drama, Sports at Golden Sierra High School

· Community College and online classes for credit


The ARCS Home School Program is designed with the belief that parents are the primary educators of their children.

ARCS will ASSIST, SUPPORT, and ENRICH our homeschool families.

ARCS provides Supervising Teachers (ST’s) to parents to partner together in choosing a broad array of curricular options. Through our ever-expanding vendor list, you and your ST choose classes and curriculum to help meet your child’s individual needs.  In addition, parents may seek vendor approval for specific PE, cultural events, and educational activities.

Supervising Teachers (ST’s) support your efforts by tracking learning and offering guidance toward the CA Standards. Individualized Educational Plans (IEP’s) can be developed for students with special needs.  American River Charter School students have access (space permitting) to classes, clubs, music, journalism, drama, and athletics at Golden Sierra High School.

ARCS enriches your home school experience through cooperative efforts. Vendors offer academic and interest-based classes and tutoring; parents and ST’s plan field trips and schedule educational opportunities. Examples of such cooperative efforts have included writing, art, history and science classes, as well as trips to museums and plays.  Because these efforts are parent-driven, the options are flexible depending on the interest of families.

Sierra at Tahoe
Home School tutoring class