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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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 Summer Programs (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Jun 2 (last updated Jun 3)

Summer Community of Schools (CoS) TK – 8th Grade Program

The CoS TK-8th Grade Summer School program offers a standards-based curriculum that includes math, English language arts and English language development with engaging themes and projects. Students will also have the opportunity to work in small groups to receive academic enrichment and acceleration.

On-site after school care through Beyond the Bell is also available Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

DATES: June 22-July 23
TIMES: 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Monday – Friday
HOW TO APPLY: Accepting applications starting Monday, May 17

1. Submit an online application at enroll.lausd.net/summercos
2. Pick-up an application at your child's school

LEARNING METHOD: On campus and online options available
ELIGIBILITY: Current TK – 8th grade Los Angeles Unified students


Summer Enrichment

Fun and exciting virtual courses ranging in topics from robotics, STEM, theatre arts, sport and nutrition, foreign languages, and much, much more. Some enrichment courses are credit bearing, others are not. Please visit the virtual course brochure (link below) for additional details.

Due to limited seat availability, each student can enroll in one summer enrichment course, only.

 DATES: June 22–July 23
TIMES: Times vary by course
HOW TO APPLY: enrichment.lausd.net
APPLICATION DATES: June 1–June 11
LEARNING METHOD: Online
ELIGIBILITY: Current TK – 12th grade Los Angeles Unified students

Please check LAUSD Summer Programs for updates and information.

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