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College Counseling

 
College Counseling
 

Jean McGlaughlin is POLAHS college counselor. Jean is focused on helping students prepare for and matriculate into two and four-year colleges and universities. She works closely with the three academic counselors and career counselor at POLAHS, POLAHS's Special Education department, along with the staff at the Harbor Boys and Girls Club, to ensure all students are supported throughout their college planning and transition process. As our college counselor, she provides a broad range of services for all students, including:

  • Individual advising on college entrance requirements, including a-g course requirements 
  • PSAT/ NMSQT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT test information. 
  • Workshops and individual support to help students complete college and financial aid applications (FAFSA / DREAM). 
  • Private appointments for students and families upon request.
 
College Search and Planning  
For information about college search, planning, scholarships, and upcoming events, please visit: https://sites.google.com/polahs.net/collegecounseling/home 
Local Scholarship Opportunities 
 
$22,000 Gogian Family Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship will provide two separate awards of $22,000 each to two POLAHS Seniors. This is an amazing scholarship opportunity that is only open to POLAHS students, so be sure to take advantage of it! 
  • Scholarship application (online application, essay, two letters of recommendation, parent-signed authorization form, high school transcript, and FAFSA Student Aid Report) must be postmarked by March 14th.
  • For scholarship information, application, and parent authorization form, please visit: http://www.gogianfoundation.org/scholarship-program/scholarship-guidelines/ 
  • Students must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, have at least a 3.0 cumulative (9-12) GPA, and financial need to apply.
 
$1,000 San Pedro Fish Market Scholarship
  • Post a 2-4 minute video detailing what you love about your community to YouTube by March 15th
  • Be sure to title your video: "San Pedro Fish Market Scholarship - (Your Name)".
  • Be sure to use the following hashtags when you post your video: #spfmscholarship  #POLAHS  #spfmfish
  • Have your friends and family view and like your video on YouTube. The POLAHS student whose video has the most views and likes by April 6th will receive the $1,000 scholarship. 
  • No minimum GPA or financial need required to apply.
 
$500 Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce - World Trade Week Scholarship
 
$500 Propeller Club - ILWU Memorial Scholarship 
  • Application and all required materials must be postmarked by March 31st.
  • Application can be found at the College and Career Center, room 101. 
  • No minimum GPA required to apply.
 
$500 San Pedro Wednesday Club Scholarship 
  • Application and all required materials must be turned in to Ms. McGlaughlin in the College and Career Center by March 20th.
  • Application can be found at the College and Career Center, room 101. 
  • No minimum GPA or financial need required to apply.
 
Ordering Transcripts ​
 
POLAHS has partnered with Parchment in order to help you order and send your transcripts securely and electronically. Through Parchment you may order an unlimited amount of electronic transcripts, and you may track your order to ensure that it has been received by the institution you request. 
 
If you are interested in ordering an unofficial transcript for your personal record, or if you are interested in ordering an official transcript to be sent to a college or university, please complete your request by clicking the the following link which will take you to the Parchment site.  Click Here To Order Transcripts From Parchment
 
 
Port of Los Angeles High School College Counseling Staff and Community Partners 
 
Jean McGlaughlin
Port of Los Angeles High School
College Counselor 
310-832-9201 x218
 
 
Jackie Jovel
Boys and Girls Club of Harbor 
College Bound Lead Case Manager 
310-833-1322 x360