Thank you for your interest in GALA, where girls love to be smart, self-confident, and successful! We are excited for you and your daughter to visit us online and/or in person!
We respectfully ask you to not call the GALA office for admission questions. Please first direct questions to the email addresses below. And also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page!
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GALA Application Questions and Registration Questions for Accepted Students:
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
The deadline to submit was January 1, 2020. All Middle School applications are CLOSED for 2020-2021. We have extended the deadline for High School only... email email@example.com.
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will go online September 2020 and due on January 1, 2021. Applications are not first come-first-served.
WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF WE HAVE A SPOT AT GALA?
Acceptance and Waiting List emails go out the first week of March. If you applied and did not receive an email, PLEASE LOOK IN YOUR SPAM FOLDER. Every family will get an email. If you have any questions, please do not call the office, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IF I AM WAIT LISTED?
We do not "number" each wait listed family. Wait list families will be randomized and added to any unclaimed spot. Wait list families could hear from GALA from late April into the first couple of weeks of school in August.
January 1, 2020 - Deadline for applications to the 2020-2021 school year.
September 2020 - Applications for the 2021-2020 school year go online. This is not first come-first served.
January 1, 2021 - 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.
WHO SHOULD APPLY TO GALA?
GALA, a 6th through 12th grade school within LAUSD, provides a highly rigorous college preparatory education in an all-girls environment. Our focus is science, technology, engineering and mathematics with particular emphasis on computer technology. Applicants should be ready and willing to accept the demands of a challenging academic course load.
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.
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.
HOW DO I APPLY?
In order to choose a dynamic, well-rounded class, we want to get to know you, so please complete your application thoughtfully. Students and parents will need to fill out the application and provide a teacher name and email for a recommendation. Application is on the GALA website in September of each year.
Will applying to other schools through eChoices affect my GALA application?
No. We are not a "magnet" and not a "charter" so you can apply to those schools through eChoices. The GALA application is on our website, not eChoices.
WHAT GRADES ARE YOU ACCEPTING?
GALA is a SPAN (6th-12th grade) school – at full capacity, by the 2020 academic year, we will have 100 girls per grade level in grades 6 through 12. For the 2019-2020 school year, we will be 6th-12th grade but are only accepting 6th-11th grade applications.
2016-2017: 6th, 9th
2017-2108: 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th
2018-2019: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
2019-Present: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Have more questions? Please vist our FAQ page!
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