"Open began in 1971, launched after a group of parents talked the district into experimenting with an intriguing idea: Student interests could guide learning." - Mila Koumpilova, St. Paul Pioneer Press. December 24, 2013
Student mastery of knowledge and skills
While academic mastery of knowledge and skills is but one element of OWL's holistic approach to education, our student achievement data shows the enormous impact of the EL model and the results of OWL's focus on engaging student-centered instruction.