Poly students learn leadership through many different venues. In the Athletics Department, the Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) promotes leadership both at Poly and within the greater Pasadena community. The council upholds the Poly credo, mission statement, and philosophy
, along with that of the Athletic Department. The council’s focus is to provide a positive influence through student-athlete leadership on teams (at all sports levels), as representatives in the Poly community (including students in grades K-12, staff, families, and alumni), and by serving the Pasadena community at large.
The Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) is made up of student-athletes in grades 11 and 12. The council is organized into three committees focused on service, spirit, and education, with mentor-coaches acting as advisors.