HCPS Specialty Center Information Session Video

Well, it is THAT time of year again! Time to begin thinking about where your rising 9th grader wants to attend for a specialty center at HCPS.

Check out the Center For the Arts Information Session video here!

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VPA Governor’s School interest meeting – October 29th

Visual & Performing Arts Summer Governor’s School Interest Meeting – Thursday, October 29

Each year, our students have the opportunity to apply for the Visual and Performing Arts Summer Governor’s School, a program sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.  If accepted, students will spend a month in residence on the Radford University campus, taking classes and enhancing their skills in the fields of Visual Arts, Dance, Music and Theatre.  More information about the program can be found at these links:




Henrico High School can send TWO students in each of these discipline areas (Dance, Music Vocal, Music Instrumental, Theatre and Visual Arts) to the regional auditions in January 2021.  In order to qualify for the regional auditions, students must complete an in-house audition/selection process at HHS to earn one of the two spots.  We will hold an interest meeting for students who want to learn about the application process and to explain the audition requirements.

The VPA Governor’s School Interest meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29 @ 3:00 p.m.  Contact Dr. Stephanie Poxon (slpoxon@henrico.k12.va.us) for the meeting link.  This meeting is for any HHS/CFA student who is a CURRENT 10th or 11th grade student who is interested in applying .  You MUST be a rising JUNIOR or SENIOR to apply for the VPA Summer Governor’s School.

If you have any questions about the VPA Governor’s School, please e-mail Dr. Poxon (slpoxon@henrico.k12.va.us).  Hope to see you at the meeting!

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CFA Alumni in the Spotlight!!!

Check out another CFA alum in the spotlight!

This Saturday, October 17th, Project Write is holding a Young Screenwriter’s Conference for high school students. The keynote speaker is Dash Shaw is a CFA Visual Arts alum! The conference for high school students and their teachers will be held virtually on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9am-3pm.
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FCFA Ice Cream Social – Thursday 9/24/2020 @ 7pm

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Update on upcoming HCPS Specialty center application process

ATTENTION all current 8th grade students!!!!

Can you believe it is already time to be talking about this?! While we are wrapping up the second week of school, the process has already begun for preparing the application process for all HCPS Specialty centers. Check out what to expect here or below:


**2020-2021 Specialty Center Student Timelineper the HCPS website

November 16, 2020: Application will be available online

November 16, 2020: Private School testing registration will open – Dates for Write Prompt

January 18, 2021: Application deadline for students

January 25, 2021: Middle School counselor deadline (internal) for finalizing submissions to
High School programs

March 5, 2021: Students provided online access to check application status/acceptance

March 19, 2021: Deadline for applicants to declare intent or accept waitlist offers online. Students may accept one center and one waitlist. Students may remain on one waitlist until March 26th. 4:00pm

March 26, 2021: All students being offered a spot from the waitlist must inform specialty center chairs of their intent to accept an offer of admission.

April 16, 2021: All applicant standings finalized

*Between March 5, 2021 and March 19, 2021, students will have opportunities to reconnect with centers.*

** Virtual Open House Schedule Coming Soon


** Video Information Sessions Will Be Available by October 20th, 2020

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2020-2021 SY Handbook & Calendar

As you make the final preparations for this new school year I hope you are taking time for YOU! Self care is essential to your health as well as your success in the coming year!

The CFA handbook and CFA one-page calendar are now available and can be found under the “current student” tab and the “calendar” tab above. Lets start the year off well! Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!



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Welcome message from the director

“Greetings!  It is with great pride, pleasure and enthusiasm that I welcome our new and returning Center for the Arts students and families to the 2020-2021 school year!  On behalf of the CFA faculty and staff, we look forward to another exciting and productive year.  As always, we are dedicated to our mission of fostering artistic success, as demonstrated in our CFA Showcase performances and Visual Arts galleries…”


Check out the full message from Dr. Stephanie Poxon on the Director’s Welcome Message page found under the “about” tab above.

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Welcome to the team!!!

We are excited to welcome our new CFA Theatre teacher, Ms. Shanea Taylor, to the team!!! She is excited to be a part of something so special and we are excited to have her here!

You can read Ms. Taylor’s full bio under the “About” tab -> “meet the Faculty and staff”

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RIR Class of 2020 Graduation Event

This year has been like NO other!!! And HCPS did not disappoint when it came to celebrating our Senior class! Please enjoy this short video that only highlights the amazing time at the Richmond Raceway Victory Lap event!!!

RIR Victory Lap video

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HHS Senior Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation – TONIGHT!!!!!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!!

In anticipation of tonight’s virtual HHS Graduation Ceremony Watch Party at 7:00 p.m.,

it is time for us to bid farewell to our graduating CFA seniors!

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2020!

How to watch the HHS Graduation Ceremony @ 7:00 p.m.:

There are three ways to watch each ceremony live (links can be accessed on any desktop computer or on mobile devices):

Although we are sad to see our seniors leave us, we are so proud of them and we wish them nothing but the best as they move forward with their education, their passions and their dreams!  Congratulations again to our seniors for their many accomplishments, awards, scholarships and fellowships and for their college and career plans!  Best of luck from the entire CFA Warrior Nation Family as you begin this next phase of your journeys!


Check out the Newsletter tab to see the full list of our CFA graduating seniors and their futures!!  (We know the listing below may be incomplete since our students are constantly doing wonderful things and earning additional accolades!  We thank our CFA seniors for completing their CFA Senior Surveys – we used their survey responses to help compile this list!)

Seniors, please do keep in touch with your CFA friends and families!  Please let us know of your successes as you navigate your individual paths, and come back and visit us often!   We hope to see you at future Showcases!

Congratulations class of 2020 – we are so proud of you!

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