Achievement

"There is a direct correlation between improved SAT scores and the length of time spent studying the arts. Those who studied the arts four or more years scored 59 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math portions of the SAT than students with no coursework or experience in the arts." 
-The College Board, Profiles of SAT and Achievement Test Takers

“In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities….the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”
–Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft

Artistically, PAH programs are distinguished and have received numerous awards. 
  • Visual Arts: 
    • Scholastic Art Awards 2018: 2 gold keys, 1 silver 
    • Jeffco Annual Senior High Art Exhibit 2018: 
      • RMCAD and Art Institute scholarships
      • Vanous Promising Artist Award
      • 4 jury recognition
      • 3rd place in Mixed Media
      • 2nd place in Sculpture
  • Instrumental Music: 
    • Chamber Orchestra received an excellent rating at the Lakewood ROARchetra festival 2018
    • Wind Ensemble received an excellent rating at the CHSAA festival 2018 
    • Jazz Band received an excellent rating at the 2018 UNC Jazz festival
    • Winter Guard took first in their class at RMCGA finals 2018
    • Winter Percussion took 9th place RMPA finals 2018
  • The Pomona Perspective 
    • 3 students won top awards for sports reporting and graphic design from Colorado High School Media Association
  • Vocal Music:  
    • 3 students made All State Choir
    • 10 students made Jefferson County All County High School Honor Choir
    • CHSAA large group festival
      • Chorale and Vocalise scored superior ratings in sight reading 
      • Chorale, Vocalise, and Concert Choir scored excellent ratings in performance 
  • Theatre: 
    • 2017-2018 
    • International Thespian Festival 
      • One Act The Bible in Thirty Minutes or Less
    • Colorado State Thespian Conference:
      • 10 Students Accomplished Rating- qualified for nationals
      • Chapter Select One Act
      • Stage Management Critics Choice
  • Mr. Geise selected as Colorado Thespians 2015 Administrator of the Year


Academically, PAH students receive support not only from their artistic community, but also from the support of Pomona's outstanding staff both in and out of the program.
  • 9 PAH seniors of the class of 2018 received  $1,263,275 of Pomona's $4,209,775 in scholarships!
  • PAH students consistently  exceed almost every college ready benchmark on SAT.