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How to Apply


Thank you for your interest in POLAHS! We understand that selecting a high school is a thoughtful decision. We are excited to help you discover our school community. You will find all the information you need here, including how to visit the school; apply as an incoming freshman or transfer student; important dates and deadlines; and lottery and wait-list procedures.

Prospective 9th Grade Students

All prospective 9th grade students must complete a Lottery Form during the application period (December - February) to be eligible for admission. No other information will be requested until students are officially accepted. Prospective students will receive their lottery number at the time the Lottery Form is submitted.

A lottery may be conducted if the number of completed Lottery Forms received exceeds the number of openings available. Applicants not accepted at the time of the lottery will be placed on a wait-list according to their assigned placement in the lottery and admitted pending openings.
Transfer Students

POLAHS admits transfer students based on availability each year through a lottery system. Students interested in transferring to POLAHS must complete a Lottery Form in order to enter the transfer student lottery for their specific grade level. The purpose of the transfer lottery is to make up the order of the wait-list, which we will then use to fill spots once available. For more information, contact the Admissions office at 310-832-9201 Ext. 213.
Transfer Lottery Application

Transfer application forms for the 2019 - 2020 transfer lottery are available both on campus, and here on our website (below). Feel free to print one, fill it out, and drop it off in the admissions office. Applicants can also simply come on in and fill out the application here on campus. A receipt will be given upon submission. 
Transfer Lottery Results
Please click on the link below to see the transfer lottery results. To find a students placement, first, find the grade level you applied for. Then, look for the students lottery number typed in red. The black number adjacent to the students lottery number, is their wait list placement for their grade level. Once there is space available, we will start to call from the top of the wait list to fill spaces as necessary per grade level. There is not a definite time table for acceptance, however, the wait list does not expire until the end of the 2019-2020 school year. For questions, please call 310-832-9201 ext 213.
Important Dates and Deadlines 
  • Prospective Student Open House: January 23, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Incoming Freshman Lottery Form Available: December 3, 2018 
  • Incoming Freshman Lottery Form Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2019 at 4:00 pm
  • Incoming Freshmen Lottery: February 22, 2019
  • Incoming Freshman Placement Test Dates: May 2019
  • Acceptance Letters: Late February/Early March 2019
  • Transfer Student Applications Available: March 13, 2019
  • Transfer Student Application Deadline: May 10, 2019
  • Transfer Student Lottery: May 17, 2019
A lottery may be conducted if the number of completed Lottery Forms received exceeds the number of openings available for the following school year.
Wait-list Procedure

Applicants not accepted at the time of the lottery will be placed on a wait-list according to their assigned lottery number and admitted pending openings. Subsequent applicants will be wait-listed on a first-come, first-served basis. The wait-list will be posted after the lottery is conducted.
2019-2020 Freshman Lottery

Lottery applications will not be available until Dec. 1st 2018 and will not be accepted after Feb. 15th at 4:00 pm. The enrollment lottery for fall 2019 admission will be held on February 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the POLAHS MPR. After the lottery has taken place, your application/lottery number will be posted here along with the wait-list students. Please note that all applicants have the same chance of acceptance whether they are first or last to submit applications. Emailed applications are accepted, however, walk in applications are encouraged. All applications received after the deadline will be added to the end of the wait-list, after the lottery has taken place.
2019-2020 Freshman Lottery Results
The lottery results can be found below and are separated by two lists: Accepted and Wait-listed. Please search for your lottery number in the right hand column of the accepted list. If your lottery number is not listed there, proceed to check the wait-list. On both lists, your lottery number is on the right hand column, and the placement number is on the left hand column. Once we have space, we will begin to call from the top of the wait-list. The wait-list is used throughout the year to fill any spaces we may have available and will expire at the end of the 18-19 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the school.