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 apply as an incoming freshman or transfer student; important dates and deadlines; and lottery and wait-list procedures.
- Prospective Student Open House: TBD
- Incoming Freshman Lottery Form Available: December 2nd, 2019
- Incoming Freshman Lottery Form Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2020 at 3:30 pm
- Incoming Freshmen Lottery: February 7th, 2020 at 3:30 pm
- Incoming Freshman Placement Test Dates: May 2020
- Acceptance Letters: Mid February 2020
- Transfer Student Applications Available: March 2020
- Transfer Student Application Deadline: May 2020
- Transfer Student Lottery: May 2020
All prospective 9th grade students must complete a Lottery Form during the application period (December 2nd - January 31st) to be eligible for admission. Lottery forms will be available on the website, and on campus. 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.
Lottery applications will not be available until Dec. 2nd 2019 and will not be accepted after Jan. 31st 2020 at 3:30 pm. The enrollment lottery for fall 2020 admission will be held on February 7, 2020 at 3:30 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. All applications received after the deadline will be added to the end of the wait-list, after the lottery has taken place.
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.