• 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.

UCI Premed Summer Program

Maria Echeverria (POLAHS ’17) wants to be a neurosurgeon. So wholeheartedly, in fact, that she applied for and received a coveted spot in the UC Irvine Summer Premed Program. The two-week concentration combines faculty lectures with hands-on workshops, and students live on campus as residents.

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Normandy Academy

This summer, Sebastian Guzman (POLAHS '17) received a competitive $4,000 scholarship to participate in The Normandy Academy – a two week study abroad program in New Orleans and France!

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Jubilee Sailing Trust

POLAHS graduates Matthew Amiott and Darlene Radell (’16) took part in the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) adventure, as they sailed for 28 DAYS! from Fiji to Australia this summer. Matt and Darlene’s sail was sponsored by a kindhearted friend of POLAHS, a physician who works with adults with special needs. Through a buddy system, JST fulfills its mission by taking both disabled and able-bodied men and women to sea.

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Graduation 2016

POLAHS' 8th annual Graduation Commencement Ceremony was held on June 6, 2016 at the Long Beach Terrace Theater. Over 2,500 community members, parents, and friends attended the celebration. Congratulations, graduates! 



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)