School Fees for the K-8 program are set in March of each school year by the school’s governing board-The local economy, the constituency of our parent population, and the costs of operating the school are all some of the factors considered in setting of annual fees. Operating a private school without government grants or subsidies requires the support of our parents, church and the larger community.

ACS understands the sacrifice our parents are making financially and seeks to keep tuition and fees at a reasonable rate. Parents must also understand that our teachers are compensated at a rate far lower than those serving in the public sector and we must do everything in our power to compensate our staff in a fair and equitable manner.

The school ministry of ACS receives annual support from the Arcata First Baptist Church. Without this support the school could not remain a viable ministry to the community. We are blessed beyond words to have this support.

The operating budget of the school also requires annual fundraisers. This includes our annual Golf for Education (November) and Dinner Auction (Spring). Parents are expected to support these two major fundraisers. Scrip (called the “painless fundraiser”) is sold at the school and scrip sales play a major role in helping the school meet annual expenses. There is a requirement per family for the purchase of Scrip, with the option of paying a fee.

Send forms and payments to: Arcata Christian School, 1700 Union Street, Arcata, CA 95521