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 excited for you and your daughter to visit us online. We encourage you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
We are not accepting any more applications for Middle School. We are accepting a few more for High School.
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Applications will be online October 1, 2020-January 1, 2021.
HOW DO I TOUR GALA?
For the 2020-2021 school year, all of our tours will be virtual due to COVID-19. We have a Zoom limit so please reserve a space by visiting our school tours page 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:
who should apply?
COLLEGE PREP: GALA is a 6th through 12th grade 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.
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 the boundaries of LAUSD. 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 the permit.
applying to gala
WHAT GRADES DO YOU ACCEPT?
6th - 12th grades.
HOW DO I APPLY?
The application will be on our website October 1 - January 1. There is 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 no 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, 2020 - Applications for the 2021-2020 school year go online. This is not first come-first served.
January 1, 2021 (midnight) - Deadline for application to the 2021-2022 school year.
March 5, 2021 - Applicants are emailed their status. If you did not receive an email, please check your SPAM folder.
April 2021 - Registration Day for accepted students.
April 23, 2021 - Deadline for accepted students to enroll.
May 3, 2021-August 31, 2021 - Any open spots opened to the waiting list.