If you are interested in enrolling your child in Open Classroom for the current school year, please call the OC admissions Officer at (805) 904-5931 or send an email to: admissions@theopenclassroom.org to inquire if there is space available in your child’s grade level.

Admissions requirements and procedure for students applying for Fall of 2015:

1. Attend an Open Classroom K-8 Information Meeting
Information meetings are scheduled for the following evenings, or as a part of a combined meeting/tour. Location for these night meetings is in the Blanche Reynolds cafeteria or in Room 22 down the hall from the cafeteria. (see item #2 below for combined information meeting/tour dates and times).

2. Attend a Tour of Open Classroom K-8

Please check in at Blanche Reynolds Front Office when you arrive for these daytime events. In addition to the following date(s), please see the combination information meeting/tour dates listed below.

Combination information meeting and Classroom tour dates:

5/20/16 Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm


3.Submit an Open Classroom K-8 Application
Applications are available at the end of each tour.  If you need an additional copy, please contact (805) 289-1818 ext. 2220 and leave your name and mailing address, or email your request to Open Classroom Admissions at: admissions@theopenclassroom.org

4.Complete a School of Choice Application for the VUSD School of Choice Lottery
You must submit a School of Choice [SOC] Lottery application to the Ventura Unified School District.  SOC Lottery applications are available at the VUSD Education Service Center, and on-line at the VUSD website, during the SOC Lottery Application window each year.

More information about the VUSD Schools of Choice Lottery is available by calling the Education Services Center at (805) 641-5000 or by visiting the VUSD website here

5.Attend a Visitation with Your Child/ren
Once the VUSD Schools of Choice Lottery is complete (usually late February), a list of applicants will be forwarded to Open Classroom Admissions.  Applicants will then be contacted to set up a classroom visitation with their child (or children).

Out of District Applicants
The School of Choice Lottery Application does not apply to applicants who reside outside VUSD boundaries.  Applicants who live outside the Ventura Unified School District may apply, but will require an Inter-District Tranfer in order to enroll.  For more information on Inter-District Transfer please visit www.venturausd.org/childwelfare/districttransfers.htm .

Applicants residing outside the VUSD must complete all regular admission requirements (excluding the SOC application) to be eligible for enrollment.


Wait List
Students who missed the SOC Lottery window and live within the VUSD boundaries may request to be put on a wait list for their prospective grade level.  Wait listed students are admitted on a space available basis following the enrollment of SOC accepted students, and SOC wait list students.

Requests to be added to the 2015-2016 Wait list may be directed to Open Classroom Admissions at (805)904-5931 or Admissions@theopenclassroom.org Please include your first and last name, your child’s first and last name, your child’s grade, and your contact information in any messages.

For more information:
Contact the Open Classroom Admissions Officer at:
(805)904-5931 or admissions@theopenclassroom.org