Poseidon Academy

The Application Period for 2023/2024 is now closed.

At the end of every eighth grade year, students apply to be part of the award-winning Poseidon Academy of Marine Science & Engineering. Poseidon is a “school within a school” where students are required to take a science class every year, including 3 years of science, and 3 years of engineering.  These classes are designed to teach students to solve problems in the world’s oceans, and prepare them for jobs in all career paths.

Every year, students who are enrolled in this enriching program take trips to places like Catalina Island, Disneyland, Sea World, and more.  Here they learn about Marine Science by snorkeling, kayaking, doing experiments, and other activities. These students form a family-like bond, having classes with the same peers every year while participating in fun interactive science courses, work-site visits, and more!

Want to see more? Click here to watch our informational video from 2022

or watch some of our posted vids from this year on instagram (M.V.Hill) or twitter (Mr_HillJ).

If you are a current student at Mar Vista High and want to be placed on the Poseidon Academy waitlist, please email Poseidon Academy Director Mr. Hill at joshua.hill@sweetwaterschools.org

Click Here for the 2023 Google Slides presentation.

Application Questionnaire: You must complete the application in order to be considered for admission into the Poseidon Academy. You will NOT be admitted to the Academy if you have not completed the application.

Please be sure to include your personal email address – not your school district email, as we have applicants from many different school districts, with different contact and recruitment permissions.

***The Application Period for 2023/2024 is now closed. Please Check back in February 2024.


Poseidon Application timeline







Poseidon Academy Student Executive Board:

Click Here for Job Descriptions
Click Here to apply for an Executive Board position!