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 or in-person and encourage you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page and our GALA At-A-Glance page.
2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
We are full and are not accepting any more applications for any grades.
2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR
Applications will be accepted October 1, 2023 with the SAME DEADLINE AS LAUSD Unified Enrollment (November 17, 2023). New this year, parents will need to indicate GALA on the LAUSD Unified Enrollment website AND fill out an application and all checklist items on the GALA website. School tours are September through November each year.
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HOW DO I TOUR GALA?
I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT TOURS.
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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 an LAUSD Admissions Criteria School, not a charter and not a Magnet. 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. You do not need a permit in order to submit an application.
applying to gala
WHAT GRADES DO YOU ACCEPT?
6th - 12th grades.
HOW DO I APPLY?
The application for entry into 2024-2025 is on our website each October 1st. New this year, parents will also need to indicate GALA as their choice on the LAUSD Unified Enrollment application as well as fill out an application on the GALA website. The deadline for both is the SAME as the LAUSD Unified Enrollment deadline of November 17, 2023. Applications are not first-come-first-served.
WHEN WILL I FIND OUT?
See important dates below.
WHAT IF I AM WAIT LISTED?
After the first round deadline to register passes (first week of May) we will know how many spots are not claimed. At that time, we will fill any open spots from the waiting list.
WILL APPLYING TO ECHOICES MAGNET SCHOOLS AFFECT APPLYING TO GALA?
No, you can apply to magnet schools AND indicate GALA on the LAUSD Unified Enrollment application.
November 17, 2023 - Deadline for the LAUSD Unified Enrollment application and also the deadline for the GALA application to the 2024-2025 school year.
December 1, 2023: Deadline for teachers to submit their recommendations. Recommendations are done online through the application portal. We do NOT accept any snail mailed or emailed recommendations.
End of March 2024 - Applicants are emailed their status via LAUSD eChoices Unified Enrollment AND GALA. If you did not receive an email, please check your SPAM folder or log into your application account. Please do NOT call the main office, email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
End of April 2024: If accepted, deadline to sign the intent form to register at GALA for the 2024-2025 school year. If you do not sign the intent form by this date, your spot will be forfeited.
May 4, 2024 - If accepted, first day to register at Registration Day for accepted students.
May 6-10, 2024 - If accepted, Registration drop off in the office for anyone not attending the May Registration Day. Hours 8:30-11am.
May 10, 2024 - Deadline for accepted students to enroll. Any accepted student who has not registered by this date will automatically forfeit their spot at GALA.
June 1, 2024-September 1, 2024 - 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