Admissions | The Open School

Admissions

The Open School enrolls students year-round. Think we might be the right school for your family? Start by following the steps below.

Step 1: Request an Informational Packet

The first step in applying to The Open School is contacting us using the form below. Then we’ll get in touch with you and send you an informational packet in the mail. While you wait, you can learn more about our school by reading our website.

Name
Email
Phone
Address
City
State
Zip
Campus

Step 2: Admissions Visit

After you’ve received the informational packet, we will get in touch with you to schedule a visit with an Admissions Agent. All parents and/or guardians (even non-custodial) should attend an Admissions Visit if possible, whether together or in separate visits. Families interested in our Riverside County location may be asked to visit the campus in Orange until the new campus is finalized.

Step 3: Enroll

After your Admissions Visit, if we both agree to move forward with enrollment, we will invite you to fill out an Enrollment Application and Sliding Scale Tuition application and pay the appropriate fees. Once those are completed, you will attend an Enrollment Visit with a Bursar and receive registration information. Custodial parents and all students should attend the Enrollment Visit. At the Enrollment Visit, you will:

  • Sign the Enrollment Contract
  • Make the initial down payment
  • Make arrangements for remainder of tuition

What happens once you’re enrolled?

Start attending school, of course!

The first 4 weeks of school are called the Practice Period, a time to settle in and make sure there is a good fit between the school, the student, and the family. We will hold two “check-in” meetings during the Practice Period where we will ask the parents and student to provide feedback. The school representative will provide feedback as well. If, during the Practice Period, the school or the family determines that it is not a good fit, either party can end the enrollment contract with no financial penalty. Usually there are no concerns and the family continues seamlessly into enrollment.