Open Magnet Charter School

Welcome to Open Magnet Charter School


Open Magnet Charter is an Affiliated-Charter and Magnet Elementary School (K-5) in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  We are conveniently located near the 405 Freeway in the City of Los Angeles adjacent to the community of Westchester.

Like an oasis away from the busy city, Open students, parents, and staff come together to build a true learning community where students learn through meaningful experiences. Teams of two teachers sharing the same “cluster” of multi-age students design the instructional program to create a thematic project-based curriculum.  Enrichment programs covering visual arts, vocal arts, orchestra, physical education, and gardening are also integrated.  With its constructivist approach to teaching and a dedicated and diverse school community, Open is one of the most unique schools in the district.

Our goal is to inspire and support our students’ love of learning, thereby enabling them to master the skills they will need as lifelong learners and responsible citizens in our ever-changing society.

Information about upcoming tours will be available on our website in September-October. Click here on how to apply to Open Magnet Charter.

 

Honors

Open Magnet Charter has been designated as a California Distinguished School in 1997, 2003, and just recently in 2012.

California Distinguished School

"[These Schools] demonstrate the incredible commitment of California's teachers, administrators and school employees to provide a world-class education to every student, in spite of the financial hardships facing our state and our schools. Their dedication is inspiring, and I applaud and admire their passion and persistence."
--State Superintendent Tom Torlakson


In 2001, we were one of three schools chosen in the county of Los Angeles to be the recipient of the Los Angeles Educational Partnership Excellence Award. The LAEP Excellence Awards highlight the accomplishments of teachers, schools and school-communities in the Los Angeles Unified School District that have enhanced student learning and achievement in pre-K through 12th grade.

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A Fantastic Start to the School Year (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 17 (last updated Aug 18)

Our school year is off to such a phenomenal start. All of our students and teachers are getting to know each other and establishing classroom norms and routines.

Our children are encouraged to be active members of our community of respect. Our school motto is “We respect ourselves, we respect others, and we respect the environment.”  All year long we will be celebrating our community of respect by continuously emphasizing to our students the importance of being respectful citizens.

Your child is an integral part of building Open School’s continued legacy of learning and respect. They miss a great deal of learning when they are absent. This year we are instilling in our students that “Everyday Counts,” meaning that coming to school daily is top priority.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us. We are committed to their learning and safety.

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