Questions: The GALA office is very busy during this admissions time so we respectfully ask you to not call the office. Please first direct any admissions questions to email@example.com.
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
If you are applying for 2020-2021, applications are now online. Deadline to submit is January 1, 2020. Applications are NOT first-come-first-served and we highly recommend you attend a school tour to see if GALA is a good fit for your family.
WHAT IF I AM WAIT LISTED?
We do not "number" each wait listed family. Wait list families will be 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 2019-2020 applications
January 14, 2020 - Deadline for Teacher Recommendations
March 7, 2020 - Applicants are emailed their status. If you did not receive an email, please check your SPAM folder.
April 18, 2020 - Registration Day for accepted students.
April 24, 2020 - Deadline for accepted students to enroll.
May 4, 2020 - 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.
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. Your parents will also need to fill out their portion of the application and provide a teacher name and email for a recommendation. Application is on the GALA website.
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
2019-2020: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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