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We are asking ALL Arden Families to Please Fill Out This Nutrition Meal Application Form!

We are asking ALL Arden families to please fill out the nutrition meal application so we can continue to offer counseling services at Arden!


The results of this survey affect the amount of Counseling Services that Arden provides to students so please take a few minutes to fill it out.


If you would like to fill it out online, click HERE:


Or, obtain a paper form at 3738 Walnut Avenue in Carmichael, San Juan Central Enrollment Center at 3700 Garfield Avenue, or at any school cafeteria or school office.  Make sure the form you fill out is for the 2019-2020 school.



About the Benefits

School Funding

Every student who is under a certain income, learning English, or in foster care generates 20% more funding. In districts where at least 55% of students are high-need, they receive even more funding. The dollars generated by high-need students are spent to increase or improve services for low-income students, English learners and foster youth.

SAT and College Application Fees

Any 11th and 12th-grade student that is eligible to participate in the free/reduced priced meal program is eligible for SAT fee waivers. Every income-eligible student who takes the SAT using a test fee waiver can choose four colleges from over 2,000 participating colleges and apply for free.

Bus Passes

Income-eligible students between the ages of 5 – 18 pursuing a high school diploma qualify for discounted RT Monthly Stickers. The parent/guardian can fill out a Discount RT Eligibility Form available at or at San Juan Central, 3700 Garfield Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608.

Internet Service

Through a partnership with Comcast, the Internet Essentials Program provides internet for less than $10 a month for qualifying families. The program also provides the opportunity to purchase a laptop or desktop computer for $149 and free classes to assist in learning internet basics. For more information, visit