Welcome to the first all-girls school within Los Angeles Unified School District!
OUR SCHOOL: GALA opened in August 2016 with grades 6 and 9, and will grow a grade per year to eventually become a full SPAN (grades 6-12) school by the 2019-20 school year. We welcome all girls within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) who are committed to a highly rigorous, college preparatory curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
LOCATION: GALA is located in a separate building on the campus of historic Los Angeles High School in the mid-city area. Although a separate facility, we will have the use of many of the wonderful facilities on the campus, including an Olympic sized swimming pool and large auditorium.
TEACHERS: GALA faculty are some of the best teachers in Los Angeles who are committed to providing the highest academic preparation, utilizing an individualized whole-child approach to bring out the strengths in all of our young women. Advisories, the foundation of our approach, meet daily to provide academic, social-emotional and leadership skills.
ACADEMICS: GALA’s academic rigor includes science, math and technology in every grade level. Girls at GALA are expected to challenge themselves and their peers to reach the highest level of intellectual preparation, and at the completion of their studies be eligible for matriculation to a four-year University.
COLLEGE: GALA’s college counseling team includes teachers and advisories ready to prepare all of our young women to develop the skills, application support, and financial aid opportunities to matriculate to college and university.
CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY SPONSORS: GALA’s extensive community and educational partnerships ensure that GALA students have access to the latest information in STEM fields, access to leadership training, and post-secondary preparation.
We welcome you to the Girls Academic Leadership Academy
– a place where girls love to be smart, self-confident and successful !
AFFILIATE SCHOOL WITH STUDENT LEADERSHIP NETWORK
We are proud to be an affiliate school with Student Leadership Network. Student Leadership Network supports two life-changing programs that empower students to break the cycle of poverty through education. The Young Women's Leadership Schools: A high-performing network of all-girls public secondary schools and CollegeBound Initiative: A comprehensive college guidance program for young women and men. www.studentleadershipnetwork.org/
MEMBER SCHOOL WITH THE NATIONAL COALITION OF GIRLS' SCHOOLS
The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) is the leading advocate for girls' schools, connecting and collaborating globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to educating and empowering girls. www.ncgs.org