The latest at Great Lakes Academy:
The GLA New Student Application for the 2017-18 school year is now open!
We are now accepting new student applications and enrolling for grades K-4 for the 2017-18 school year. Please submit a new student application under the Families tab. The application deadline is Tuesday April 4, 2017.
Current GLA families receive a free uniform polo for their scholar for every family they refer who fully enrolls!
For more information, please contact us at (773) 530-3040.
GLA Open Houses & Coffees
Do you know friends, family members or neighbors who are looking for a great school?
Invite them to a GLA Open House or GLA Coffee Fridays!
These events are for potential families to be introduced to GLA and tour the school.
Our next Open House is Saturday, March 4 from 10:30 - 11:30 am.
2017-18 Student Recommitment Form
Current GLA families, to ensure your child has a seat for the 2017-18 school year, please return a signed pink 2017-18 Recommitment Form along with the $60 (nonrefundable) activity fee in your scholar’s homework binder no later than Tuesday, April 4. Please do not send cash payments over $10 in your child’s HW binder -- please make all cash payments over $10 in the main office directly.
Families who do not sign and return the recommitment form and $60 nonrefundable activity fee will lose their seat for the 2017-18 school year.
Ageless Eyecare Visit
Ageless Eyecare will be visiting GLA on Tuesday - Wednesday, March 7 - March 8.
Ageless Eyecare will perform a comprehensive eye exam on your scholar and provide free glasses! In order for your child to be seen, please complete the CPS Vision Consent form and return in your child’s homework binder.
Tuesday, March 7: Monthly Parent Workshop: Reading Comprehension
The next Parent Workshop will be Tuesday, March 7 from 5:00 - 5:45 pm.
Tuesday, March 7: Monthly Power Parent Meeting
The next Power Parent meeting of the school year will be Tuesday, March 7 from 5:45 - 6:30 pm.
Trimester 2 Parent-Teacher Conferences
GLA Parent-Teacher Conferences will be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, March 14 and 15, from 1:30 - 6:00 pm. Each GLA Parent will need to return the Conference Time Preference Form to the main office no later than Thursday, March 9. As a reminder, all families will need to schedule and attend a conference in order to obtain a copy of their scholar’s report card.
Lost and Found Items
We have many items in our GLA Lost & Found and would like to return all items to their rightful owners!
Please feel free to stop by and look through the items, as all remaining items will be donated after Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 15.
As a reminder, please sharpie your scholars’ names on their school items, especially coats, jackets, hats, etc.
GLA Text Message Alerts!
In order to receive text message notifications from GLA about dismissal times, school closings, and school updates, please text the word Alert to 22300.
Inclement Weather Closings
Great Lakes Academy follows the same delay and cancellation policies as the Chicago Public School system. If Chicago Public Schools are closed, Great Lakes Academy will be as well. If Chicago Public Schools are delayed by two hours, so too is Great Lakes Academy.
GLA Power Parents: Visit our Power Parents resource page to stay in the loop!
Support Our Scholars!
Help our scholars by donating today!
Every dollar goes to giving scholars a world-class education that will propel them to college and career success.
Donate school supplies, sponsor a classroom name or help rehab our building.