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 in September-October. Click here on how to apply to Open Magnet Charter.

 

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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Welcome New Families to Our Open Community! (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Apr 14 (last updated Apr 14)

Thank you for taking the time to explore all that Open Magnet Charter has to offer!  If you are a prospective parent for the 2014-2015 school year, please be sure to contact the school office at (310) 568-0735 no later than Friday, April 25th.  We will then give you information about the registration process.

Be sure to check out the wealth of information available on our website.  You can read about our latest school news, take a peek at some of our classroom events, and see what's coming up on our calendar (like our end-of-the-year Gala and super fun Jog-a-thon).

And to ease everyone back to school, we will be holding a potluck orientation before school starts.  This will be a great way to welcome new families into our Open community.  Details about date/time to be announced.

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Mon 4/14 (All day) to Fri 4/18 (All day)
Thu 5/1 9:00 am
Sat 5/3 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mon 5/12 (All day)
Thu 5/15 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
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