• 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.

Summer of London

POLAHS students experienced an incredible nine day theatre tour of London, accompanied by instructors Ms. Bradac and Ms. Cardenstern. Students visited sites including the Tower of London, British Museum, Natural History Museum, Bath, Stonehenge, Hyde Park, and more. They attended five plays and participated in 2 theatre workshops (the Globe and an improv acting experience). This year they’ll raise money for a trip to Scotland, where the group will perform The Crucible!

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Campus Dedication Ceremony


On Wednesday, July 12th, the Port of Los Angeles High School campus was officially dedicated to school founders and Board Trustees, Camilla Townsend and Sandy Bradley. The celebration and dedication plaque honored their “bold vision, relentless dedication, and immeasurable service.” On behalf of the POLAHS community, congratulations to Camilla and Sandy!

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