If I go to Open School East, can I still play sports or participate in extracurriculars at my Home District? What extracurricular activities does Open School have?

It is possible to play sports or attend clubs at your Home District. We can also add clubs if enough students are interested. Currently we offer: Intramural Mens’ and Womens’ Basketball team Student Government* Chess Club* Affinity Groups (Latinx, Womxn of Color, LGBTQ+)* *These activities are available during virtual school.

I’ve had bad experiences in school. What are agreements that are important to our school?

We get it. Sometimes school can be a hard place to be . At Open School, we will do our best to make you feel safe and welcome. We don’t tolerate bullying and instead choose to affirm each other through positive praise.  

My family speaks Spanish at home. How can you support me?

Open School will send your family communications in Spanish. We have several bilingual staff members, including our Principal, who can communicate with you and your family in Spanish. We also offer an Advanced Spanish class for students who speak Spanish at home.

I am homeless. Can I still attend Open School?

If you are under 18 and living with a friend, a non-immediate family member, or on your own, you can attend Open School through McKinney Vento . Contact your school district to start the process.

I identify as LGBTQ+. What can I expect coming to Open School East? Will I feel safe?

Open School East is a safe space for all students. We affirm identities and the journey for you to discover your identity. Open School East does not tolerate homophobia or transphobia and will let you be your authentic self. We have an LGBTQ+ Affinity Group and can connect with an […]