The idealistic approach of "The OC" is a great concept. It is however just that idealistic. The countless hours required of "co-oper's" (parents in the classroom) and the endless meetings and committee assignment are the equivalent of a full time job. The open aspect of the community is again a great idea but if you don't fit the "hippie" lifestyle YOU ARE OUT! Carolyn the head teacher is the bright shinning star here. The counselor Rose is great too. The rest of the staff claims compassion but fall short. It's not a complete failure but a very different method. It did NOT prepare my 9th grader for the rigors of high-school. This was a disappointment to me.
About This School
Open Classroom is a charter middle school in Salt Lake City. 408 children attend Open Classroom and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 29% of the 408 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Open Classroom is 23:1. City Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.7%||0.5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.2%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||29%||10%|
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