Kerala State Open School was established in 1999 as per G.O. (MS) No. 100/99/G.Edn dated 29.04.1999.
Kerala State Open School is functioning as a wing of State Council for Educational Research and Training, which is situated at Poojappura near Pareeksha Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram District. It is administration is headed by the Director, SCERT, Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala State Open School aims at distance learning, and gives opportunity for a large number of students to continue their studies along with their lively hood.
Open School was setup following the de-linking of the Pre-degree course from the universities.
At the beginning, Kerala State Open School conducted courses only for Open regular scheme.
From 2002 onwards, private registration for higher secondary course was also facilitated through the Kerala State Open School. courses only for Open regular scheme.