• 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!

  • Location

    POLAHS is located 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 Chemistry; Environmental Science; Calculus; Boat Operations; Graphic Design; Photography; or Dance.

  • Academic Excellence

    POLAHS received the 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, a recognition that honors schools that embrace rigorous academic standards, provide excellence and creativity in teaching, and create a positive school climate.

  • 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.

Garden & Aquaponics

A recent grant from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF) has enabled POLAHS to build its first on-campus garden! The Foundation administers the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund, established to mitigate the off-port impacts of port operations.

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Questbridge Scholar

The Quest scholarship totals $280,000 over four years. It covers all aspects of an academic career, including tuition; books and supplies; personal expenses; room and board; travel; and federal work-study. Over 13,000 students applied this year. Roughly 600 were chosen nationwide. POLAHS senior Jaida Nabayan received one of those prestigious scholarships. Next fall she will study Political Science at University of Chicago, Class of 2020.

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Graduation 2016

POLAHS' 8th annual Graduation Commencement Ceremony will be held on June 6, 2016 at the Long Beach Terrace Theater.

View the 2015 program.



310-832-9201 ext. 202 (phone)
310-832-5354 (fax) 
Office hours: M-F 8:30am - 3:30pm

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Port of Los Angeles
High School
250 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-832-9201 (front desk)