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 for Gr. 2-5 only.
  • STAR, which is a fee-based, structured after school program from dismissal until 6:00pm daily.  Space is limited.  Options include daily after school care as well as short-term enrichment classes. Learn More.
  • Music Classes for various instruments with (Mr. Cline.)  Please contact him for availability.
  • String Classes for all levels available through Mr. Adkins.  Please check with him after school on Tues/Wed for more information.
  • Chess Tutors open to all levels of learning
  • SQUEAK computer programming class led by BJ Conn, former Blue Cluster Teacher

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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After School Chess Tutors (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 30 (last updated Aug 22)

Want to learn how to play the strategic game of chess or want to continue honing your skills?  Sign up to be on our chess team that represented Open at the final challenge at USC (we made it to the Grand Stage 7 years in a row)!

Chess Tutors is starting Session #1 on Tuesday, September 17th and will continue until October 29th.

Afterschool Strings with Mr. Adkins (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 20 (last updated Aug 21)

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!

After School STAR Nova Classes (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 20 (last updated Aug 21)

Check out what STAR Nova has to offer for this session--RockSTAR, Hip-Hop Dance, Body Science, Culinary Art, and Clay Art!

Online registration for STAR Nova is available. Classes begin the week of Sept. 9, 2019.  Hurry as space is limited!

See the STAR Nova informational flyer that went home in students' backpacks for more details.

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

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 19 (last updated Aug 22)

B.J. Conn (former Blue Cluster Teacher for 34 years) will begin a Squeak computer programming class for Beginners only (without Squeak experience) starting Tuesday, September 10th through October 29th for Grades 4 and 5 only.

After School Program - STAR GALAXY Fall 2019 Registration (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on May 15 (last updated May 20)

STAR GALAXY Fall 2019 registration will be available online Monday, May 20th at 12pm. 
We are enrolling K-1st as first priority registration to ensure they all have a space. 
Registration for Gr. 2-5 will begin online Thursday, May 30th at 12pm. 
Please make sure to enroll online at Open School's STAR Registration Site. 

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