International Polytechnic High School (IPoly) is a specialized project-based school. It provides students with a comprehensive high school (9-12) curriculum, as well as with a technological, cultural, and global foundation. As citizens of the world, graduates of iPoly are prepared to apply their global knowledge and experience toward assuming leadership roles in the community, nation, and world.
IPoly, which opened in September 1993, is operated by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), in partnership with the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). The high school has the unique status of being an academic program affiliated with the College of Education and Integrative Studies at Cal Poly. iPoly is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
IPoly is a public high school and is tuition-free.
Students provide their own transportation or use public transportation. A carpool directory is available for currently enrolled students upon request.
The selection process is based on the application (transcripts, letters of recommendation, evaluation of disciplinary and attendance history, etc). Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 academic GPA over the past two years. Once the student meets the initial minimum requirements, he or she will be invited to take our assessment test. The test will consist of a math exam, essay, and a group activity. By passing the exam, students will be entered into a lottery drawing. Please visit our Admissions web page for detailed information, including application deadline and lottery date.
The core curriculum meets the University of California and California State University admissions requirements and is based on the California Department of Education Frameworks and Standards. This curriculum prepares students for high school graduation and satisfies college entrance requirements. In 11th and 12th grade, IPoly students are encouraged to take concurrent college courses at Cal Poly, community colleges or on IPoly's campus—earning transferable college credits.