The Arts Program is founded on the belief that each student at the Academy has unlimited creative potential. Students are encouraged to explore and develop mastery in a variety of artistic outlets.
AHA’s co-curricular Performing Arts program is exciting, extensive and comprehensive. Productions draw enthusiastic audiences and have received awards from local theater organizations.
By participating in the Visual Arts at AHA, students find the confidence to create beauty in the world and celebrate their individuality. Students’ works are recognized by national programs and students are consistently accepted into the finest art schools in the country.
Fine and Performing Arts Honor Societies
National Art Honor Society
NAHS is designed specifically for high school students. In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
The AHA chapter of the NAHS is a service-driven organization which recognizes those students in grades 11 or 12 who achieve at a high level in both art and academics. NAHS students participate in a number of service activities, including curating and installing the winter and spring Art Shows at Holy Angels.
International Thespian Honor Society
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year. View the Official High School Thespian Point System.
National Tri-M Music Honor Society
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.
The AHA Chapter of Tri-M is active in the community organizing concerts in the area at a home for retired sisters. They are currently planning to assist an elementary school with activities/materials to enhance their music program.
Hall of Fame
Fine & Performing Arts Awards
The Academy of the Holy Angels Fine & Performing Arts Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have enhanced the Holy Angel’s program either as an artist, performer or contributor.
Each year, students are recognized for their artistic endeavors through regional and national arts competitions.
Graduates of Academy of the Holy Angels go on to do great things!
Music in our Schools Month
During March, in conjunction with the National Association for Music Education, the halls of Holy Angels are filled with music. “Music in our Schools” month is celebrated with random acts of music which range from a drum circle to Celtic flute on St. Patrick’s Day.
County and State Honors
Each year, students audition for the Regional High School Band and Regional High School Orchestra, as well as the New Jersey All-State Orchestra and the BCMEI sponsored Bergen County Honors Band and have been successfully accepted as members of these honor ensembles.