GLA Admissions Policy (2019-2020)

In 2019-2020, Great Lakes Academy will hold lotteries for new Kindergarten through 5th Grade students. Current GLA students must submit the 2018-19 Recommitment Form and $70 (nonrefundable) activity fee to hold their seat by March 22. Applications can be submitted via our website (  Great Lakes Academy will be enrolling new students via lottery.

All applicants must be residents of the city of Chicago. GLA’s preference is to keep families together; therefore, per Illinois charter law, admissions priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current GLA students.

 The application deadline for the 2019-20 school year is April 9, 2019.

Applications can be submitted after the lottery deadline, however these applicants will not be eligible for the lottery and will be added to the bottom of our waitlist in the order the applications were submitted.