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Modesto City Schools’ Open Plan Program started in the Fall of 1976 with four teachers and 99 students at Fremont School. This alternative program was established as a school within a school for any family within the district who wanted their children to attend. The program was and is maintained under the same funding resources, academic standards, conduct code and legal criteria as other schools in the district.

Today, Fremont Open Plan maintains approximately 200 enrolled students and nine teachers. Fremont Open Plan and Fremont Neighborhood join in many student activities, such as Chorus, Orchestra, Band, Student Council, Traffic Patrol, Resource, Reading Buddies, and Speech. All of us at FOP strive to live and grow from our disappointments and accomplishments as a committed team of students, teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff in an effort to offer a quality educational experience to our community of families.

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Fremont Open Plan was born out of the passion and dedication of parents who believed in the Open Education model for teaching and learning. It opened its doors in the Fall of 1976. Although the founders were visionaries, they could not have foreseen the success of this program and its significant, positive impact on the community over the past 34 years. With the economic challenges ahead and the tough educational decisions that need to be made, this program needs your help to survive and thrive. We are reaching out to you – the parents, teachers, students, alumni, community members, and anyone who cares deeply about education to help keep our program Open and strong for the next 30 years and beyond.

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