Mar 22

FINAL Day to Accept CFA Offer!

It’s Friday, March 22, 2019, and if you were one of the students selected to be part of the amazing program here at CFA, TODAY IS YOUR FINAL DAY TO ACCEPT! You received instructions in the email we sent on March 8, 2019, but here is an overview.

  • If you are a current HCPS Middle School Student, you must ACCEPT or DECLINE your offer online by March 22, 2019.
  • If you are a current homeschool, private school or HCPS High School student, you must ACCEPT or DECLINE via e-mail by March 22, 2019.
  • Current HCPS Middle School Students:

    Current HCPS Middle School Students are to login to the online applicant program and submit responses to each center application status per the timeline.  The Specialty Center Applicant Timeline is located on the district website.  From the home page, select Schools and then select Specialty Centers.  Website address is:

    1. Response window opens Friday, March 8th at 4:30 PM.
    2. Applicant website address:
    3. Students will login using their HCPS Credentials.

    Note: Parents/Guardians, your credentials for the parent portal will not work for this site. Only student credentials have access.

    1. Select Student Response Tab to review application status.
    2. Students will make selections per instructions at the top of the page.
    3. Students must make selections and submit in order for the response to be


    Note: If the student logs back into the program during the response window and cannot make changes to their original selections, then that confirms the submission.

    1. The student response window is scheduled to close on Friday, March 22nd.

    If you have questions or concerns, please see your child’s school counselor.


    Current Home School, Private School, or HCPS High School Students:

    Current Home School, Private School or HCPS High School Students who submitted the paper version of the Specialty Center application must respond by e-mail to ACCEPT or DECLINE your offer.  You must send an e-mail to Dr. Stephanie Poxon at by Friday, March 22nd with your decision.



  • Many have already accepted, and we can’t wait to see you at New Student Orientation in May, and back here in the fall to begin an awesome 4 year journey!

Mar 18

What You Don’t See!

Every event here at CFA needs so many people working together to make it happen. Many people you never see. This particular post is about a whole group of people who work tirelessly in the shadows to support all of our students and staff at Henrico Center for the Arts. They are the FCFA or Friends of Center for the Arts. The FCFA is our Booster organization, if you will. You’ve heard of Band Boosters, Athletic Boosters. They are Art Boosters. They are made up of parent volunteers and they do everything from raising money to working concessions at events and shows, to providing dinners and snacks to our students when they are rehearsing, and much more! Many of the things we need to let our students have a quality learning experience have been gifts of FCFA. The new soundboard, LED lights, and cameras for our Visual Arts students are just a few of the many things they have contributed. We at CFA couldn’t do what we do without them, and we can’t thank them enough. If you would like to know more about the FCFA or are interested in volunteering, please go to their website,

Mar 15

CFA Experience Day a HUGE success!

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Henrico’s Center for the Arts  hosted students from all over the county. The students were here to participate in CFA’s Experience Day, the Center’s version of the shadowing experience. Each had been selected to attend after applying and auditioning on February 1st in the areas of Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre or Visual Arts. An invitation was sent out with their selection email last Friday, and Tuesday 34 students and their parents had a day at the Center to see what it would be like to be a student here. The morning started with a greeting from Dr. Poxon, our CFA Director.

Students and their parents then took a tour of Henrico and the CFA classrooms. After returning from the tour Mr. Dye’s Musical Theater Class treated everyone to a rousing rendition of Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

after which parents and students split, parents to have a question and answer session with our director, principal, guidance counselors and Friends of CFA President and students to individual classes to experience first hand the discipline in which they were chosen. The day came to an end with a pizza lunch provided by Friends of CFA (CFA’s parent booster organization) and a chance for the students to show everyone what they had done in their classes from art to performance. One thing is sure, parents and students left knowing what it’s like to attend Center for the Arts . One student already made his decision as he left saying, “I’ll see you in the fall!”

Mar 11

CFA Experience Day for SELECTED students!

Experience Day is coming Tuesday, March 12th!

You’ve been selected, now what?!!  We’d like to invite you to have a small sampling of your day as a student at Center for the Arts when you choose us.  You received an invitation in your Selected decision email with all the details.  You’ll have the opportunity to tour the campus, take a class in your discipline, and even showcase your work to your parent before the day comes to an end.  We hope to see you there!

Mar 11

CFA 2019 Spring Showcases!

It’s Spring! That can only mean one thing…SHOWCASES!

CONGRATULATIONS to the CFA DANCERS for their Spring Showcase Performances this past weekend, March 8 and March 9!

This weekend, Theatre will present their 2019 Spring Showcase on March 15th and 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Auditorium. General Admission tickets are $5.00 and will be on sale from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the HHS Box Office on each show night.

The Visual Arts Spring Showcase will be held on Friday, April 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the CFA Jeff Hall Gallery.

Last, but not least, Musical Theatre’s Spring Showcase will be presented April 12th and 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Auditorium. General Admission tickets are $5.00 and will be on sale from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the HHS Box Office on each show night.

Please join us for many evenings of stellar entertainment!

Mar 08

CFA Status Decisions – E-mailed 3/8/19

Center for the Arts Decisions E-mailed 3/8/19

Posted on March 6, 2019

It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally here!  Decisions will be hitting email inboxes today, Friday, March 8th after 4:30 p.m.  We saw so many talented students at auditions on February 2nd, and we are excited to offer spots to many qualified candidates for the 2019/2020 school year.  Good luck!

Jan 17

CFA Auditions for 2019-2020 school year set for February 2, 2019

Click on the first link below for audition requirements.  

Center for the Arts Audition Information 2019

For additional tips, click on the link below for the curriculum area to which you applied.

Dance Audition Tips 2019

Theatre Audition Tips 2019


Dec 17

CFA Audition Workshop January 12, 2019

Applicants to the Center for the Arts for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to attend an optional audition workshop on Saturday, January 12, 2019 to help them prepare for the required February 2 audition.  There are 2 sessions: 9 – 10:20am  and 10:30am – noon.  Please call the CFA office at 228-2718 to reserve a spot.   Only students who submit an application may attend the workshop.


Nov 20

Specialty Center Applications for 2019-2020 School Year Now Available

Click on the link below to access information about applying to the Center for the Arts for the 2019-2020 School year. 

HCPS Specialty Center Application


1 – Current HCPS 8th grade students must use the online application.  Please contact your school counselor for questions. 

2 – All other applicants (private school, home school, & current HCPS high school students) must submit a paper application.   The paper application is found under the link Henrico Resident Non-HCPS Student Applicant Process.     Even though the link says “non-HCPS student” current HCPS high school students applying to the CFA will use this application. 



Nov 16

CFA Showcase is here! November 16 & 17

*Visual Arts Gallery and reception 4:30-6:30pm – FREE.

*Performing Arts showcase 7pm – ticket required. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office near the gym for $5 starting at 6pm.

PLEASE try to be on time. Doors open at 6:30pm for seating at the performing arts show. For safety reasons, guests arriving late will be seated only between peformance numbers.