After School

Open School offers two main options for daily after school care.

  • Youth Services, part of LAUSD's BEYOND THE BELL branch, provides free, unstructured, supervised care on the yard from dismissal until 6:00pm daily.
  • STAR, which is a fee-based, structured after school program from dismissal until 6:00pm daily.  Space is limited.  Learn More.
  • String Classes for all levels available through Mr. Adkins.  Please check with him for more information.
  • Chess Tutors open to all levels of learning
  • SQUEAK computer programming class led by BJ Conn, former Blue Cluster Teacher
  • Yoga for all ages taught by Christie Savitt, Open School Parent

In addition, Open School offers various fee-based after school classes.  There are usually three eight-week sessions per year, with most classes meeting for one hour once a week.  Some classes are offered every session, others just once a year.  Some of these classes are led by the enrichment specialists who teach at Open during the regular school day.  STAR also offers some classes that are open to students not enrolled in their full or part-time programs.

After school options are in addition to and separate from Open's curricula, and they occur outside the regular school day.  See the Enrichment page to learn more about the enrichment programs that integrate with classroom work during the regular school day.

Additional information about after school options is coming soon.  Information will also be provided at the Back-to-School Picnic and during the First Day of School Parent Orientation.

Current news and upcoming calendar entries related to after school options appear below.

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STAR Nova Session #1 Starts Soon (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 22 (last updated Aug 22)

STAR Nova is one of our after school opportunities bringing innovative and enriching programs to Open School.  STAR Nova invites ALL students to enroll in their classes taught by experienced instructors who are specialists in their field.

Check out what STAR Nova has to offer for this session:

Afterschool Music with Mr. Cline (Article)

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

After school music enrichment classes are available with Mr. Cline (Open School's music teacher).  Learn music theory, composition, improvisation.  Instruments include Piano, Guitar, Brass, and Percussion. All ages welcome!

Click to find out more information about After School with Mr. Cline.

Afterschool Strings with Mr. Adkins (Article)

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

If you are interested in signing up for violin, viola, and cello lessons taught by Mr. Adkins after school, please see the registration form for more information. There's even Kinderfiddle for the little ones! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a new instrument or provide extra support for those already in orchestra.  Don't wait--space is limited.

After School Chess Tutors (Article)

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

Our team performed yet again at a high level in the Chess Tutors' USC City-Wide Chess Tournament and beat out a lot of schools in Southern California and were 2nd Place Finalists.  We need your child to help us get the championship back for 2018.Chess Tutors is starting September 12th and will continue until Oct. 31st for Session #1. 

Click for the Chess Tutors Flyer or pick one up in the front office.

After School SQUEAK Computer Programming for Beginners (Gr. 4-5) (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 17 (last updated Aug 21)

B.J. Conn (previous Blue Cluster Teacher for 34 years) will begin a Squeak computer programming class for Beginners only (without Squeak experience) starting Tues, September 5th through October 27th for Grades 4 and 5 only.

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Tue 9/5 (All day)
Fri 10/27 (All day)
Mon 10/30 (All day)