• Welcome to POLAHS...

    an independent, tuition-free, public charter school. We take great pride in our rigorous academic program, small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and safe learning environment. We’re happy you’re here!

  • Downtown Location

    We are proud of our home in downtown San Pedro, one block away from the largest Port complex in the nation. Our community is an extension of the classroom, offering a rich diversity of culture, interests, access, and opportunities.

  • College Prep

    As a college preparatory school, the POLAHS curriculum is demanding, but it’s well-rounded and fun too. Your courses could include Logistics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Calculus, Psychology, or even Film.

  • Academic Excellence

    POLAHS scored an 840 on the 2012 Academic Performance Index (API). This outstanding score surpasses the state-wide target and represents a 49 point gain in only one year.

  • Thinking About Applying to POLAHS?

    Or maybe just interested in what we do here? In addition to campus tours throughout the year, we hold two Open House evenings in the spring. Dates are posted in local newspapers, magazines, and on our website calendar.

  • 2014 CIF Champions

    Congratulations to POLAHS' Baseball Team - 2014 CIF Champions!


Best Wishes, Mr. Scotti!

POLAHS’ Principal, Mr. Tom Scotti, has accepted a new position as Director of Special Education for a large charter school network. The POLAHS community would like to congratulate him on the promotion and thank him for nearly 10 years of dedicated service and leadership at our school.

Throughout his tenure, Mr. Scotti directed POLAHS through two charter renewals; an unprecedented six-year, full-term rating from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); skyrocketing test scores, graduation rates, and college enrollment; and a California Distinguished School award, amongst several other accomplishments. Perhaps most admirable, Mr. Scotti showed unwavering care for each and every student, their families, and our wonderful team of faculty and staff.

As we look forward to a school year with many new achievements, our polar bears will be led by Acting Principal, Ms. Felicia Ivie. A competent and respected administrator, Ms. Ivie has worked alongside Mr. Scotti as POLAHS’ Assistant Principal and Dean of Students for several years. She holds an administrative credential from the Charter and Autonomous School Leadership Academy (CASLA) at CSU Dominguez Hills and a Master’s degree in Education.

The POLAHS Board, administration, faculty, and staff will continue to put students first. We are confident that POLAHS will experience growth and success as we move enthusiastically into our school's next decade.


Normandy Academy

Leah Becerra (POLAHS '15), spent her summer studying… in New Orleans and France! She was selected by her History teachers to participate in The Normandy Academy - a remarkable research opportunity that was funded by a private donor.

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Fishing Club

Since 1950, Los Angeles Rod Reel Club (LARRC) members have been leaders in promoting sportfishing, conservation, and environmental issues. They partnered with POLAHS last fall to create the school’s first after-school Fishing Club. Moderated by POLAHS’ 2014 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Michael Aspinwall, students learn about local, deep sea, long range, freshwater, and fly fishing.

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POLAHS' 6th Graduation Commencement Ceremony was held on June 5, 2014 at the Long Beach Terrace Theater. Congratulations, graduates! 

Watch 2013 Graduation Video



Contact us

Port of Los Angeles
High School
250 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

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