reflectionsThe goal of PTA’s arts in education programming is to be a resource for PTA leaders in partnering with schools to provide opportunities for all students to explore and be involved in the arts.

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program —support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. When PTAs and schools work together to support arts education, they:

  • Encourage all students—despite individual challenges—to explore ideas, express their individuality and support their peers in a positive way;
  • Provide all students with an academic advantage by increasing student engagement and teacher effectiveness, which leads to increased school attendance rates and social connectedness among students; and
  • Enhance family engagement by connecting families and schools to one another and to their communities.

Schools and PTAs committed to quality learning in the arts can identify opportunities together for families to take an active role in support of arts education.

The Reflections program is run through local PTAs in good standing, and allows students in grades P-12 to enter pieces in:
Visual Arts • Photography • Literature
Film Production • Dance Choreography • Music Composition



Jeffco Chairs: Cindy Vaughan-Sanger and Tonya Aultman-Bettridge

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Reflections News
  • Colorado State Winners Announced: See the Colorado PTA Reflections page for a complete list of winners at the state level. Jeffco has 35 silver and 18 gold medalists! Congratulations to all our talented kids!
  • Reflections Scholarship application available: High School seniors who participated in Reflections at their local schools are eligible to apply for a scholarship to pursue an arts-oriented education. See the Reflections Students page for more information.
  • Students interested in a summer arts program, see the Reflections Students page for more information.
  • Jeffco Winners Announced:  See Jeffco PTA Winners for all Award of Excellence and Award of Merit winners for 2016/17. State winners will be announced in late February.


Theme for 2016-17 is “What Is Your Story?”

Local Chairs
Information on how to run the program at the
local school level, including rules, forms,
and promotional materials.
All rules and entry forms for submission to the
local school level. Information on the
Jeffco PTA Reflections Scholarship