Thank you for your interest in GALA, where girls love to be smart, self-confident, and successful! GALA is the only all-girls public (that's free!) STEM school in LAUSD and California. We are a public school serving girls in Los Angeles 6th-12th grades. We are excited for you and your daughter to visit us online and encourage you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page and our GALA At-A-Glance page.
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
We are not accepting any more applications.
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
Applications are accepted every year from October 1-January 1. School tours are September through December each year.
APPLICATION QUESTIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO I TOUR GALA?
For the 2022-2023 school year, tours are currently virtual. More information on school tours and to RSVP, visit HERE.
I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT TOURS.
We would love to help you! If you have a question about our tours or if you are another school that would like to include GALA in your Middle or High School fair - we would love to participate!
School Tour Questions: email@example.com
who should apply?
COLLEGE PREP: GALA is a 6th through 12th grade public school within LAUSD and provides a highly rigorous college preparatory education in an all-girls environment. Applicants should be ready and willing to accept the demands of a challenging academic course load.
STEM: Our focus is science, technology, engineering and mathematics with particular emphasis on computer technology. We also believe the humanities and arts are vital to a well-rounded education.
ALL GIRLS: GALA is an environment that is exclusively devoted to the education of young women. Our all-girls environment fosters collaboration between the school community, girls and their families. GALA’s core values of excellence, leadership, and wellness are instilled throughout every facet of the school.
LAUSD: GALA is open to all girls within LAUSD and outside of LAUSD by permit. If you are coming from out of district and are accepted, you will need to contact your current school system first in order to apply for a permit. This is the responsibility of the parent to secure.
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WHAT GRADES DO YOU ACCEPT?
6th - 12th grades.
HOW DO I APPLY?
The application is on our website each October 1st with a deadline of January 1. In some years, we are able to take High School applications past January 1st. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info. The application has a section for the parents to fill out and a section for the student. We do not ask for gifted status and we do not ask for a transcript for Middle School. Applications are not first-come-first-served.
WHEN WILL I FIND OUT?
See important dates below.
WHAT IF I AM WAIT LISTED?
Our waiting list is not numbered. After the first round deadline to register passes, we will know how many spots are not claimed. At that time, we will delete anyone who was asked to be removed from our waiting list and then randomize the waiting list.
WILL APPLYING TO ECHOICES AFFECT APPLYING TO GALA?
No. GALA is a separate application and you can apply to both eChoices AND GALA. GALA is not a charter and not a magnet.
October 1, 2021 - Applications for the 2022-2023 school year go online on this website. Applications are NOT first come-first served.
January 1, 2022 - Deadline for application to the 2022-2023 school year.
January 15, 2022: Deadline for teachers to submit their recommendations (this is done online through our portal). We do NOT accept any snail mailed or recommendation documents attached to emails. All recommendations must come through our application portal.
March 4, 2022 AFTER 7PM - Applicants are emailed their status. If you did not receive an email, please check your SPAM folder or log into your application account. Please do NOT call the office, email email@example.com with questions.
April 1, 2022: If accepted, deadline to sign the intent form if you plan to register at GALA for 2021-2022 school year. If you do not sign the intent form by this date, your spot will be forfeited.
April 23, 2022 - If accepted, first day to register at Registration Day for accepted students.
April 25-29, 2022 - If accepted, Registration drop off in the office for anyone not attending the April 23rd Registration Day. Hours 8am-11am. If you do not feel comfortable dropping off in person, we can provide a Google form to upload. Form uploads only between April 25-29 only if you can not attend Registration Day or drop off in person.
April 29, 2022 - Deadline for accepted students to enroll. Any accepted student who has not registered by this date will automatically forfeit their spot at GALA.
May 1, 20222-September 1, 2022 - Any open spots opened to the waiting list.
“As the first graduating class of 2020, we liked to refer to ourselves as guinea pigs, as we were the first to do everything (in High School) at GALA. As a brand new school, there wasn't a path for us to follow, so instead, we paved one for ourselves. Now, we take that experience out into the world as innovators and pioneers. And those same girls I sat with on the first day at GALA are now heading out to amazing colleges to be doctors, scientists, and world leaders.”
- Class of 2020 Valedictorian