Counseling Center

Welcome to the POLAHS Counseling Center!

POLAHS has three full-time counselors who focus on helping students achieve academic success. Our dedicated and experienced counselors provide a broad range of services for all students, including:

  • Academic counseling
  • Teacher, student, and family collaboration
  • Academic recovery planning
  • Individual meetings for all incoming freshmen
  • Individual meetings for all students annually
  • Private appointments upon request (break, lunch, or after school)

Health and Wellness

POLAHS has one full-time Social Emotional Counselor who is responsible for implementation of and student access to programs and services that promote well-being such as:

  • Provide counseling that is need-based, proactive, flexible, and solution-based
  • Provide services to students that include individual counseling, group counseling and crisis intervention
  • Provide referrals to outside community agencies and resources
  • Refer students to and supervise on-campus counseling opportunities by outside agencies
  • Participate in intervention meetings with administration, teachers and parents

Ms. Jovanna Shummon 310-832-9201 x221


Student Last NameCounselor
A - Gom Mr. Erick Gutierrez 310-832-9201 x220
Gon - Pa Mr. Martin Zarate 310-832-9201 x210
Pe - Z Ms. Lucia Valdivia 310-832-9201 x219

Counseling and Mental Health Resources                            HELP

Department of Mental Health Website

On-call therapists 1-800-854-7771

California Youth Crisis Line

(24 hours a day) Phone Counseling for Youth 1-800-843-5200

Suicide Prevention Center Hotline

1-877-727-4747 (24 hours a day)

On-call therapists at 1-800-854-7771

County of Los Angeles INFO Line - 211 (https:/

Information and referrals for counseling, emergency shelters, financial assistance,

crisis hotlines, rape crisis and domestic violence: DIAL 211 (24 hours a day)

Drug and Alcohol Information

LA County substance abuse hotline                                                                                                              call

1- 800-564-6600


Founded in 1980 to help adolescents address their problems through

a confidential peer hotline and community outreach program.

1-310-855-4673 or 1-800-852-8336 TEEN LINE


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)