Accolades


100% Graduation Rate 
Attendance at 40+ U.S. Colleges and Universities



Event Photography

Indian Wells Arts Festival, Desert Town Hall, Mizell Center's Coconut Grove fundraiser, Digicom Film Festival, El Paseo Fashion Week, Craftchella, Champions of Excellence, Health Glo Run, Mary Pickford Theater Oscar Party, City of Cathedral City, CCHS graduation, weddings and quinceaneras



Designs

The Braille Institute, Intergalactic Comics, Stuft Pizza, Cathedral Center, Pets on Parade, Cahuilla CUE, CCHS Athletics, CCHS Theater, Desert Theater League, Earth Through a Lens, 
Speed Walker, (CDE) California Partnership Academies 



Awards


2017
  • PSUSD Student CTE Showcase - 1st Place Judges Selection
  • PS Art Museum - Museum Photography Council Award
  • SkillsUSA California - 4 Gold, 3 Silver, and 4 Bronze medals
  • SkillsUSA California - Silver Chapter of Excellence
  • SkillsUSA California - 1 Regional Officer elected
  • SkillsUSA California - 2 Statesmen Awards
  • Desert Advertising Federation - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place advertising campaign scholarships
  • CA. Dept. of Education - California Distinguished Academy
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 - 7 Gold, 7 Silver, and 3 Bronze skill medals
2016
  • Riverside Art Museum - 1st Place Photography
  • Riverside Art Museum - 2nd Place 2d Graphics
  • California Student Media Festival - Best Use of Audio for [Abstract ] animation
  • Digicom Scholarship - Light of Everything animation
  • Digicom Scholarship - [ Abstract ] animation
  • CC Public Arts Commission - Photography showcase at Mary Pickford Theater
  • UC Riverside, Palm Desert - Bah'roke photography installation
  • PS Art Museum - Georgia Fogelson Scholarship
  • Desert Community Foundation Scholarship
  • Cathedral Center logo designs awarded
  • Desert Art Center - $1,000 Scholarship
  • SkillsUSA California - 2 Gold, 3 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals
  • SkillsUSA California - 6 Statesman Awards
  • SkillsUSA California - 2 State and 2 Regional officers elected
  • Desert Advertising Federation - 1st and 3rd Place advertising campaign scholarships
  • California Streaming - Three Honorable Mentions for photography
  • California Educator magazine article - On My Way animation 
  • Triple Helix - DATA grad publishes at UC Berkeley
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 - 15 Gold, 8 Silver, and 8 Bronze skill & leadership medals
2015
  • California Partnership Lighthouse Academy 2015-16
  • Apple Distinguished Program
  • SkillsUSA Chapter of Excellence
  • California Student Media Festival - Best Cross-Generational video
  • California Student Media Festival - Special Category Winner for Side Show
  • Digicom Scholarship - Side Show internships 
  • UC Riverside, Palm Desert - Student photography showcase
  • Desert Advertising Federation - 3rd and 4th Place, Vacation campaign
  • CC Public Arts Commission - PORTRAITS photography showcase at Mary Pickford Theater
  • PS Art Museum - Georgia Fogelson Scholarship
  • PS Art Museum - Musuem Artist Council Scholarship
  • La Quinta Arts Foundation Scholarship
  • Chicago Art Institute - Merit Scholarship
  • SkillsUSA California - 2 Gold, 3 Silver, and 1 Bronze medals
  • SkillsUSA California State Officer elected
  • California Streaming - 4 Honorable Mentions 
  • Student photography published in Press Enterprise
  • Desert Art Center High School Show - Most Innovative
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 - 16 Gold, 12 Silver, and 12 Bronze medals

2014
  • Apple Distinguished Program
  • CCHS Golden Lion
  • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration - 2nd Place Photography
  • Coachella Valley Economic Partnership - Student of the Month
  • ConnectEd Studios - 1st and 3rd Place 
  • Cathedral City High School - Salutatorian 
  • California Student Media Festival - Honorable Mention, Fine Arts
  • San Bernardino Valley College Student Film Festival - Best Producer, High School
  • So Cal Student Film Festival - Experimental
  • South Bay Student Video Festival - Excellence in Editing
  • DigiCom Student Film Festival - $14k in student achievement awards
  • UC Riverside, Palm Desert - Student photography showcase
  • SkillsUSA California - 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 6 Bronze medals
  • PS Art Museum Fine Arts Creativity Awards - U.S. Bank for Creativity Award
  • PS Art Museum- Georgia Fogelson Scholarship
  • PS Art Museum - Two Museum Associates Council awards
  • DonorsChoose - Makerbot for Creativity
  • California Streaming - 3 Honorable Mentions
  • Desert Advertising Federation - 1st Place, Texting while Driving campaign 
  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Silver key, Two Honorable Mentions for photography
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 - 14 Gold, 10 Silver, 7 Bronze medals

2013
  • California Partnership Lighthouse Academy 2013-14
  • Apple Distinguished Program
  • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration - 2nd Place Photography
  • EdTech Magazine’s Must-Read K-12 IT blogs
  • California Student Media Festival - Best Promotional Video award
  • La Quinta Arts Foundation Scholarship - $2500
  • Pathways to Success scholarship - $5000
  • UC Riverside, Palm Desert - Student photography showcase
  • PS Art Museum Georgia Fogelson College Scholarship - $5000
  • SkillsUSA California - 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze medals
  • PS Art Museum Bonino Award for Photographic Creativity
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - 2 Gold Keys, 5 Silver Keys, 5 Honorable Mentions
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 - 14 Gold, 6 Silver, 5 Bronze medals
2012
  • Apple Distinguished Program
  • SBVC Student Film Festival - Future Film Makers Award
  • SBVC Student Film Festival - Best Animation
  • DigiCom Student Film Festival - Best Multi-age Collaboration Award
  • PS Art Museum Fine Arts Creativity Awards - Museum Purchase Award and Mildred Haus Award
  • Earth Through a Len - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place student photography 
  • SkillsUSA California - 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze medals
  • California Streaming - Two Honorable Mentions for photography
  • Nature in Color - Photography awarded by City of Cathedral City
  • OnCue Journal and OnCUE+ app - Cover and supporting images
  • Champions Magazine - DATA Student2Student mentoring featured
  • PSUSD Desert Sun supplemental - Focusing Student Creativity article
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - 1 Gold Key, 1 Silver Key, 3 Honorable Mentions
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 - 12 Gold medals

2011
  • PSUSD Board Room - DI Master Collection exhibited 
  • Indian Wells Arts Festival - Student photography awarded
  • EducationWeek - DI students interviewed for Multimedia Transformation article
  • Desert Advertising Federation - Classroom grant for $5,000
  • DigiCom Student Film Festival - Best Short Film award
  • DigiCom Student Film Festival - Best Multi-age Collaboration
  • SkillsUSA California - 1 Gold for photography medals
  • Spotlight Music Center - $4,000 2nd place Grand Prize Finalist for photography
  • PS Art MuseumFine Arts Creativity Awards - Museum Council Award 
  • PS Art Museum Fine Arts Creativity Awards - $2500 Judy Gelfand Scholarship
  • LiveArts! Cathedral City - Student photography awarded
  • Colors of Cathedral City - Student photography awarded
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - 2 Gold Keys, 5 Silver Keys, 4 Honorable Mentions
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 - 9 Gold, 3 Silver medals
  • Earth Through a Lens - 1st Place student photography
  • Desert Art Center - 1st Place, 2nd Place, Honorable Mention
  • California Student Media Festival - Best Multi-age Collaboration
  • Pathways to Success - $10,000 student scholarships
  • Indian Wells Arts Festival - Student photography awarded
  • Student2Student Mentoring launched at James Workman and Nellie Coffman middle schools

2010
  • EduBlog Awards - Best Use of a Social Network and Best Educational Wiki
  • Flak Photo - Student artwork featured
  • School Arts Magazine - Student artwork featured and on cover
  • The Lions’ Quill - Student artwork featured
  • La Quinta Arts Foundation Scholarship - $3,000
  • PS Art Museum Georgia Fogelson Scholarship - $1,000
  • El Paseo Fashion Week - Students shooting on professional platform
  • College of the Desert - My Community in Black and White exhibit
  • Earth Through a Lens - Student photography awarded
  • PS Art Museum Fine Arts Creativity Awards - Honorable Mention for Creative Use of Media
  • DATA students volunteer at Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Desert Art Center - 1st Place, 2nd Place, and Best in Show 

2009
  • National Public Radio - Student Creative global challenge featured in The Picture Show blog
  • 1st collaboration with Epidemic Skateboard Shop
  • 1st DATA students in PSAM Teen Docent program
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - DATA students awarded
  • La Quinta Arts Foundation - $3,000
  • Launched Digital Arts Education Ning
  • PS Art Museum Fine Arts Creativity Awards - $4,000 Georgia Fogelson Scholarships
  • PS Art Museum Fine Arts Creativity Awards - $350 James Irvine Foundation Award
  • PS Art Museum Fine Arts Creativity Awards - $150 Violet Jacobs Award
  • Students tour the John Lennon Tour Bus
  • PSIFF Student Day - Launched with 200 DATA students
  • Launched The Student Creative Global Challenges
  • 1st PSUSD Visual Arts CTE pathway approved with a full UC/CSU course sequence

2008
  • DATA graduation sashes launched
  • Julius Schulman lecture and workshop
  • La Quinta Arts Foundation Scholarship - $3,500 
  • PS Art Museum Fine Arts Creativity - $1,000 Museum Purchase Award

2007
  • Advertising Federation of the Desert - $2,500 student scholarship
  • 1st DATA graduating class
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - $5,000 

2005
  • DATA recognized as a Demonstration Program by Calif. Dept of Education

2003
  • DATA established as a Specialized Secondary Program 
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