• 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.










Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF) recently announced the awarding of 15 grants as part of its Community Benefit Grant Program. The grants were unanimously approved by the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the Port of Los Angeles. HCBF administers the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund (PCMTF), which was established to mitigate Port impacts in San Pedro and Wilmington.

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Collegiate Soccer

soccerThis fall, Anna will be heading to Hoboken, New Jersey to play Division III soccer for Stevens Institute of Technology. The college was founded in 1870 and is known for its engineering, science, and business management programs, with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. The Women’s Soccer team was ranked in the Top 10 nationally in 2016.

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America the Beautiful


POLAHS honors the military in our community in a special way. According to POLAHS’ charter document, children of military families receive priority enrollment and surpass the lottery for incoming students. Often, they enroll at POLAHS or transfer out to a new school mid-year.

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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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Contact us

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