American Reading Company

  • Andrew Canterna,
  • Dan Herbst - Account Manager,
  • 480 Norristown Rd.
    Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • (610) 992-4150
  • (610) 992-4156
Company Description

Built and run by educators, American Reading Company® (ARC) is a leader in the field of high-quality instructional materials and is a trusted partner of more than 13,000 schools and 1,200 districts across the country. As a company, ARC is informed by evolving research, work in the field, and expert practitioners. Working alongside district and school leaders, ARC follows a science of improvement model to develop a culture of continuous improvement both in schools and in our materials, ultimately advancing literacy growth and outcomes for all students. The high quality of ARC’s offerings is evidenced by top reviews from EdReports, the Texas Resource Review (TRR), Massachusetts’ Curriculum Ratings by Teachers (CURATE), and the Louisiana Department of Education (LADOE)-Louisiana Believes. ARC’s team helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level by placing literacy and agency at the heart of school transformation, through:

  • High-Quality, Basil Alternative, Core Curriculum K-12 (VDOE - The Standards & SOL-based Instructional Resources)
  • Culturally Responsive and Diverse Text Sets
  • Aligned with the Science of Reading
  • Options for physical, blended, and digital learning (both synchronous and asynchronous)
  • Differentiated K-12 Reading Instruction and Assessment to meet all students where they are and create a lifelong love of reading
  • Elbow to elbow professional development
  • Leadership Learning opportunities for district and building leaders


Administration / Management

  • Best Practices / Literacy Development
  • Staff / Professional Development

Computers / Software / Technology

  • eBooks

Materials / Supplies / Instruction

  • Bilingual
  • Books / Magazines / Printed Materials
  • College Readiness
  • Curriculum / Instructional Aids
  • English Professional Development
  • ESL / Foreign Languages
  • Language Assessment
  • Reading Intervention
  • RTI