• 2015 Scholarship Fund

    Give a scholarship, change a life! Please donate a scholarship to one of our college-bound seniors today.

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  • 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.

POLAHS Questbridge Scholar Headed to Yale!

Over 10,000 students apply to QuestBridge annually. Roughly 300 are chosen. POLAHS senior Jorge Anaya received one of those prestigious scholarships. This fall he will join his sister Stephanie (POLAHS Questbridge Scholar ’13; Yale University ‘17) at Yale University, Class of 2019.

QuestBridge is a non-profit organization that connects students with full-tuition scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges and universities. Over 75% of Quest scholars are among the first generation in their family to attend college, and over 70% are in the top 5% of their graduating class.

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Unity Poem

POLAHS English instructors Tammy Clark and Pete Riehl teamed up with California Poet Laureate and UC Riverside poetry instructor Juan Felipe Herrera to help bring a poetic interpretation of unity to life. POLAHS administrators, teachers and students worked together to complete POLAHS' second schoolwide poem.

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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! 

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

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