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?

--> CLICK TO VIEW OUR SELF-GUIDED VIRTUAL TOUR RIGHT NOW!  You will see various sites on our campus and visit two of our Clusters.  

--> We will not have any further Q & A sessions until next Fall.

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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 deadline is Friday, November 20, 2020 for the 2021-22 school year.  Apply to our school through LAUSD's Unified Enrollment .  We are listed under the magnet program as Open Charter ES Liberal Arts.

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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Everyday Counts: Attendance is Key (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Sep 24 (last updated Sep 24)

Dear Open School Families,

I am excited to report that 95.7 % of our students have been categorized as being ADVANCED in the area of attendance. Which means all of these students have been present for remote learning at least 24 of the first 25 days of school. That is spectacular! We are aiming for 100% of our students to reach this goal (absent no more than one day)  for the next 25 day period. Everyone can do it!

For remote learning purposes, your child is counted present if he/she is in at least one Zoom and/or active on Schoology that day. However, we are striving to have full participation from all of our students to optimize their learning.

Also, by law, LAUSD requires a written or verbal explanation from a parent/guardian when a student is absent for part or all of a school day.  Please be aware that if notification is not received within 4 school days of the absence, it will be recorded as unexcused and may lead to your child being classified as truant.  You may notify the school of the reason for your child's absence in any of the following ways:

  • Send an email explaining the absence to your cluster teacher.
  • Send an attendanceatopencharter.org (email )directly to the front office.
  • Send a message using the side bar button on our Home Page marked "Child Attendance" for your convenience.

Thank you for helping us keep our records accurate.

In Partnership,

Antoinette

LAUSD School Experience Survey (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Nov 12 (last updated Nov 13)

The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered in the fall 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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