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 usually in October. 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.


Attention:

Our school's office will be closed starting July 1, 2020 and will return on July 28, 2020.

Note that the application window has closed for the 2020-21 school year.  The next opportunity to apply will be in October 2020 for the 2021-22 school year.

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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Open School will Return in August Virtually (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Jul 13 (last updated Aug 4)

Dear Open School Families,

Today LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner announced that LAUSD will begin the school year on August 18, 2020 virtually. As an affiliated charter school within LAUSD, we will do the same. Please click here to hear his entire message. 

Please know we have been working tirelessly to make this transition as smooth as possible. Remember to be on the lookout for the Open School parent survey around July 24th, which will help us gather information about your family's virtual learning needs. We appreciate your patience and partnership.

Sincerely,

Antoinette 

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