Ponderosa High School prides itself on an award winning Student Leadership program. In April 2006 and April 2007, Ponderosa received recognition from CADA/CASL (California Association of Directors of Activities/California Association of Student Leaders) earning an Outstanding Student Leadership Program award.
The students of Ponderosa High School are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of clubs and activities while attending school. All students at Ponderosa belong to the Associated Student Body (ASB) and elect officers to represent their needs and concerns. Students wishing to embrace a leadership role on campus may run for an ASB leadership position in the Student Council or take on the responsibilities as a club officer.