How to Apply

POLAHS Lottery Application
Below is the link for the POLAHS lottery application powered by School Mint. Once you click on the link, please select "create an account" section to get started. 
Important Dates and Deadlines for applying for the 2024-2025
  • Open House: October 28, 2023 at 10 am
  • Online Lottery Form Available: October 28, 2023
  • Lottery Form Submission Deadline: January 26, 2024 at 3:30 pm
  • Student Lottery: February 1, 2024
  • Acceptance Letters: February 2nd - February 16th, 2024 
  • Registration: February 19th - March 4th, 2024
  • Incoming Freshman Placement Test Dates: March/April

Prospective Students

All prospective students must complete a Lottery Form during the application period (December 1st - January 26th) to be eligible for admission. Students who submit applications after the deadline will be added to the wait-list. No other information will be requested until students are officially accepted.


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 apply through SchoolMint (link above) 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.


Please note that the purpose of the transfer lottery is to make up the order of the wait-list. We will then use that wait-list to fill spots as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions office via email [email protected] or by phone 310-832-9201 Ext. 213