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.


INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT OPEN SCHOOL?

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  • FAQ about Open School
  • FAQ about Applying
  • Transportation (click on yellow bus)

Applicants MUST be residents of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) at the time of application in order to participate in the LAUSD Magnet Program. Click here on how to apply to Open Magnet Charter. 

On-time application for the 2021-22 school year.  Late application is available through LAUSD's Unified Enrollment .  We are listed under the magnet program as Open Charter ES Liberal Arts. On-time applications are given priority.

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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LAUSD School Experience Survey: Deadline Extended; Please Complete TODAY (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jan 21 (last updated Jan 21)

Please fill out this very important survey by February 5th.

Open School and LAUSD need your responses to The School Experience Survey. This is an annual survey administered to all LAUSD schools. Survey results provide schools with important feedback from teachers, staff, students and parents. If you have any questions about the School Experience Survey, please send an psl4275atlausd.net (email to Ms. Lew).

Parents/ Guardians, use the following link to complete your Survey:

English Survey Link
Spanish Survey Link

The Parent Survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete. You may choose to answer some, but not all items.  Also note that some items on the survey are not applicable to our school (e.g. questions regarding a Parent Center). All responses are confidential. 

We want to get a 100% of our parents to complete their survey.  Please help us get to 100%.

Thank you for your participation. Your feedback makes a difference!

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