Poly's academics are world-renowned and completely prepare students for the future that lays ahead of them. 25+% of each graduating class matriculates to the Ivy League, with another 5% or so attending Stanford as well. While academics are difficult, they are also both manageable with a proper work ethic and incredibly rewarding. There's a consensus (which has been confirmed by many Poly graduates at top-tier universities) that, regardless of where you end up after graduation, your academics at Poly will be more difficult than at your academics in college. This isn't to say that a freshman at Poly will be taking more advanced classes than a senior in college, but Poly challenges students at a higher level relative to other high schools and universities around the country.