Mission & Vision

POLAHS Mission

To successfully educate all students by providing an innovative, college preparatory core academic curriculum with optional specializations in international business and maritime studies. 


The school-wide vision of POLAHS is informed by the belief that as educated persons of the twenty-first century, our graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively through reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Understand and apply higher order thinking skills including critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and self-motivation in school in order to become responsible and contributing members of society as adults.
  • Develop the skills necessary to work effectively alone and in cooperative settings.
  • Cultivate a positive attitude toward becoming life-long learners.
  • Use technology to access information, apply research skills, and solve problems in preparation for higher education and the world of work.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding and appreciation of how other countries and cultures work in order to become better citizens of the world.
  • Be aware of major events worldwide and the implications of geography in order to understand the complexities of a global society and the impact of commerce on the environment and communities around the globe.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of, and the desire for, physical fitness, healthy living, and mental well-being.



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! 



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310-832-5354 (fax) 
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Port of Los Angeles
High School
250 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-832-9201 (front desk)