There are two types of Academic Resource Centers (ARCs): those located at high schools and an on-campus location. The primary goal for a high school ARC is to offer high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to improve their basic skills prior to enrolling in college.
The on-campus ARC is designed to help students who need a refresher in reading, writing, and/or math before taking Sinclair's Accuplacer test or before enrolling in developmental studies courses. The ARC project was conceived during the summer of 2002 with a pilot site at Miamisburg High School, as well as one on Sinclair's campus. In February 2004, three new high school sites were added at Dunbar High School, Northridge High School, and Stebbins High School. In the fall of 2004, West Carrollton High School was added to the growing list of high school sites in the fall of 2004. In the fall of 2005, four new high school sites were added at Belmont High School, Fairborn High School, Kettering-Fairmont High School and Trotwood- Madison High School.
During the 2006-2007 academic year, there will be nine ARC high school sites at Belmont High School, Dunbar High School, Fairborn High School, Meadowdale High School, Northridge High School, Stebbins High School, Trotwood-Madison High School, Wayne High School, and West Carrollton High School. There are also ARC sites on Sinclair's downtown campus, the Englewood Learning Center, and the Huber Heights Learning Center.