Application Process

Application Process

GALA is still accepting Student Enrollment Applications for the 2017 – 2018 academic school year!
*For kindergarten, first grade, and second grade only*


Before any student can attend GALA, the following forms must be completed and returned to confirm your student(s) seat:


2017-2018 School Year GALA Student Enrollment Application


Open Enrollment begins on January 4, 2017 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2017. Any applications received after the Open Enrollment deadline will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until spaces are filled.


  • Application Deadline for Lottery: 5:00 pm on March 29, 2017
  • Tuition-free enrollment, open to all residents of Ohio
  • For the 2017-2018 school year, GALA will only enroll students in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade
  • Students must be 5 years old by September 30 to enroll in Kindergarten, unless otherwise determined by the GALA Student Acceleration Policy


During Open Enrollment, if GALA receives more applications than there are seats available for any given grade level or program, we will hold a random lottery as required by law. Once the lottery is held, we will contact all applicants to notify them of their enrollment status. All applications received after 5:00 p.m. on the date of the lottery deadline (March 29, 2017) will be entered into the second pool of first come, first serve applicants and wait-listed by the date they are received.


Accepted families will receive a phone call, email and text message within 24 hours of the lottery date notifying them of the student(s) acceptance. Please make sure the contact information you provide on this application is current. You will have one week to accept or decline your seat. If no response is received after one week, your application will be declined.



Before any student can attend GALA, the following items must be provided to complete your student(s) enrollment before the beginning of the school year. Your child will not be considered enrolled at GALA until we receive all of the following documents:

    1. Birth Certificate (certified copy or passport showing date and place of birth)
    2. Immunization / Shot Records (official copy from previous school or signed / stamped copy from physician)
    3. Proof of Current Residency (copy of current lease, OR mortgage statement / property deed / property tax bill, OR current utility bill: water, gas, electric – dated within the last 2 months with parent / legal guardian’s name and address)
    4. Household Income Form (for National School Lunch Program verification)
    5. If applicable: Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Multi Factor Evaluation (MFE)
    6. If applicable: Proof of Custody (stamped certified copy of judgement or journal entry regarding custody or letters of guardianship from probate court)