Best Charter School
Port of Los Angeles High School
250 West 5th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
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Years Won: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021 (Best)
Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS) is a tuition-free, independent charter school open to all residents of California. Our college and career preparatory school serves 950 students in grades 9-12.
POLAHS offers small class sizes, experienced teachers, and a modern and safe campus. Over 20 Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses are offered to students, in addition to free AP exams and college counseling support. POLAHS’ Career Technical Education (CTE) elective program prepares students for industry certifications and postsecondary education, in six pathways: Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Video Production, Welding, Construction, and Marine Transportation.
POLAHS was named a California Gold Ribbon School, and is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Graduation rates average 99%. POLAHS alumni have received full-tuition scholarships to attend colleges such as California Maritime Academy, University of Notre Dame, and Dartmouth College.
Students participate in a variety of clubs and internships, and receive study abroad scholarships to Japan, France, Africa, Iceland, Australia, and more. POLAHS’ offers ten award-winning CIF athletic teams.
Prospective students may visit www.POLAHS.net for open house dates and enrollment deadlines. To schedule a tour, please call 310-832-9201. We look forward to sharing more about our school!