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. 

  • Scholastic Art Awards 2016: 7 gold keys , 3 silver, 2 HM         Jeffco Annual Senior High Art Exhibit 2017: RMCAD and Art Institute scholarships, 3rd place drawing, HM in photo, 2 judge's recognition awards.                                            Three years in a row, student work chosen for exhibit at the Denver Art Museum
  • Marching Band: High Visual Caption Award at the Las Vegas Marching Invitational 2017, Marching band state qualifiers 2016, Chamber orchestra received excellent at ASTA 2017
    Wind Ensemble received excellent at CBA 2017
    Winterguard 8th place at RMCGA state
  • The Pomona Perspective, took 1st place -All Colorado in the 2015-16 Colorado High School Media Association contest. The journalism publication also claimed Honorable Mention All-Colorado for an environmental portrait of a homeless man the photographer spent the day with in downtown Denver.
  • 7 students selected Pomona in All County Honor Choir, 1 student selected Pomona at All State Men's Choir
  • Theatre: 
    • 2017-2018 Colorado State Thespian Conference:
      • 10 Students Accomplished Rating- qualified for nationals
      • Chapter Select One Act
      • Stage Management Critics Choice
    • 2016-2017 Colorado State Thespian Conference:
      • 10 students received "Accomplished" Ratings and 24 Students received "Excellent" 
      • Stage Management Critics Choice
    • 2015-2016 Colorado State Thespian Conference:
      • 3 students received "Accomplished" ratings and 16 students received "Excellent" ratings.
  • 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.
  • 7 PAH seniors of the class of 2017 received  $1,333,820 of Pomona's $3,089,965 in scholarships!
  • PAH students consistently  exceed almost every college ready benchmark on SAT.