• 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!

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National Certification

Congratulations to Ms. LopezLavalle, who last week became POLAHS’ second teacher to receive National Board Certification!

What is National Board Certification?

All students deserve accomplished teachers who are equipped to prepare them for success in today's world. National Board Standards and National Board Certification give teachers and schools the tools to define and measure teaching excellence. Similar to certification in fields like medicine, National Board Certification is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures that Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement.

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Bottle Free Initiative

Q&A with the POLAHS Bottle Free Club
How was POLAHS Bottle Free inspired?

Last year, former Vice President Al Gore spoke to the POLAHS community in a special presentation at the Warner Grand Theater. Following the event, many students became inspired to make a difference environmentally. Our US History instructor, Mr. Yourman, discussed in his classes possible ways students could help the environment. From this discussion, a group of motivated students formed the Bottle Free Club.

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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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Graduation

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
310-832-9201

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