GALA APPLICATION

APPLICATION INFO

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IMPORTANT DATES

FOR ADMISSION TO THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR - OUR ADMISSION SEASON IS NOW CLOSED. If you are interested in 10th or 11th grade only, email admissions@galacademy.org

FOR ADMISSION TO THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT DATES BELOW!

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 admissions@galacademy.org 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, 2021 - 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, 2021-September 1, 2021 - Any open spots opened to the waiting list.

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APPLICATIONS

  • 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: We are no longer accepting applications for 6th-9th grades. If you are interested in 10th or 11th grade, email

  • 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR: If you are interested in applying to the 2022-2023 school year, applications will be on our website on October 1, 2021. Click HERE for virtual school tours. admissions@galacademy.org for more information.

  • LATE APPLICATIONS: If you start an application before January 1st but you do not complete the application by the deadlines, including a teacher recommendation, your application will be withdrawn. 

  • SIBLING APPLICATIONS: All siblings of current students must apply during the regular applications period from October 1-January 1. Siblings of current students are not automatically enrolled.

Faq

I ALREADY SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION, FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR BUT MY STUDENT WAS WAIT LISTED. DO I HAVE TO APPLY AGAIN?

Yes, a new application is needed for each year applying with the new grade level your student will be entering for next year.

I ALREADY APPLIED, HOW DO I CHECK THE STATUS? 

You can always go back and log into your application account to check the status of your application and your checklist items. Acceptance and Wait List emails will be sent the first Friday of March after 6pm.  Your status will also appear on your application account page after this date. The link to log back into your application can be found in your confirmation email.

WHAT IF I NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE TO MY APPLICATION?

Once you click submit on the main application, you will not be able to make changes. You can log in anytime to change the email address on your application account - click "Account". If your mailing address changes, email admissions@galacademy.org.

IF ACCEPTED, HOW DO I CLAIM MY SPOT?:

On your acceptance email, you will find a link to an intent form to accept your spot and a link to a Registration paperwork page to download necessary forms.  and attend Registration Day. 

 

WHAT IF WE MAKE OTHER SCHOOL PLANS AND WANT TO WITHDRAW OUR ACCEPTANCE OR WAIT LIST STATUS FROM GALA?:

We know finding the right school for your daughter can be a lengthy process. If you submit an application to GALA and then make other school plans, move, etc., please let us know ASAP so that we may remove your application. Likewise, if you are accepted or wait listed... and you have committed to a different school, please let us know ASAP at admissions@galacademy.org so that we can open your spot to another family.

IF ADMITTED, WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE?

If you are admitted and you decide to enroll, the following documents will need to be submitted: LAUSD Registration Forms including the media waiver form and the Device/Chromebook form, GALA policy forms, a copy of your driver's license or state ID, utility bill (not telephone), immunization records (Tdap required for 7th grade and above), report card, transcript (high school), student birth certificate, and, if applicable, your IEP plan, 504 plan, inter-district permit (if coming from outside of LAUSD), and any court custody agreements. A full list and details on the Registration webpage in the acceptance email. Please see the deadlines at the top of this page to submit registration paperwork. 

IF ADMITTED, DO YOU HAVE A REGISTRATION DAY OR ORIENTATION DAY TO SEE THE CAMPUS?

If the pandemic allows, we do have a Registration Day in April and a student orientation in August.

WHAT IF MY DAUGHTER IS ON THE WAITING LIST?

We typically fill from the waiting list from May through August as spots become available.

I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, WHO CAN I SPEAK WITH?:

Please email admissions@galacademy.org

 

DATA:

All data collected is for internal GALA use only for the application process. The admissions committee consists of all LAUSD employees, including administrators and teachers.

GALA has given me the opportunity that many do not have... We are able to spend time in a nurturing environment that allows us to have a voice and the confidence to use it. Our voices can change the world and we need to utilize the voices we have to their full potential so we have the opportunity to impact others. We need to be the voice for others that do not have the privilege to use theirs.

- GALA Class of 2024 Student

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