1588901 OPEN CHARTER ES(Liberal Arts)

1588901 OPEN CHARTER ES(Liberal Arts)

Program Description
The Liberal Arts Magnet theme provides programs that prepare students to be knowledgeable citizens of the 21st century and empower them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. The programs are dedicated to the formation of knowledge in Humanities, Social Policy or World Languages areas or to utilize alternative pedagogies. Academic excellence and commitment to the values of diversity, community and collaboration provide the foundation in Liberal Arts Magnet schools.
Grades:
K-5
Phone:
(310) 568-0735
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
410
Applications Received 2017-2018:
948
Openings 2018-2019:
72
Success Secret:
Located on a lush tree-lined campus, Open students, parents, and staff come together to build a true learning community where students learn through meaningful experiences. Teachers teach in teams to create a thematic project-based curriculum, which includes enrichment programs covering visual arts, vocal arts, orchestra, physical education, and gardening. With its constructivist approach to teaching and a dedicated and diverse school community, Open is one of the most unique schools in the district.
Track:
Single Track
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Tour Information:
October 24, 2017 and November 7, 2017 Meeting will begin in the auditorium at 8:30 am and will include a comprehensive school tour with a Q & A session to follow at 10:00 am. No need to RSVP. See you there!
Magnet Vision:
Open School is a unique, diverse, collaborative, dynamic and joyous community of learners. Every learner will leave Open empowered and able to direct his/her own learning with enthusiasm and excitement and conduct themselves with integrity, initiative, and kindness.
Magnet Mission:
Our philosophical beliefs are derived from Piaget, Bruner and Dewey in that we view children as naturally curious and motivated learners, capable of integrating and categorizing experiences in order to add to their understanding of the world around them. We believe that students are motivated by their interests, and, through developmentally appropriate practices, are guided in their ability to construct conceptual understandings from meaningful experiences. Through the use of our thematic and integrated curriculum, our teachers facilitate these experiences for their students, using current research and materials to guide their practice. As did John Dewey, we believe that learning happens best in context. Context enables students to recall, reuse, and connect what is learned to new experiences. A context driven curriculum builds student interest and enthusiasm, while also providing focal points for the infusion of standards. The teaching of basic skills then becomes a tool for student learning rather than an end in itself.
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After-School Programs:
Beyond the Bell, STAR Galaxy (after school care), STAR Nova (various enrichment classes), Chess Tutors, Instrumental Strings, and Art
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