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.

Oct 15

Visual & Performing Arts Summer Governor’s School Interest Meeting 10/18

HHS student interest meeting for the Visual & Performing Arts Residential Governor’s School on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 4PM in Studio 3. This meeting is for any HHS student CURRENTLY in the 10th or 11th grade and who is interested in applying and auditioning for the VPA Summer Program for Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Theatre or Visual Arts.

Oct 08

CFA Fall Showcase Tech Week Rehearsal Schedule: Dance, MT & Theatre

Requirements for Fall Showcase Tech Week  and Showcase Participation

Visual Arts Students:

The Visual Arts teachers will offer an optional Open Studio day on Thursday, November 8th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  There are no required days for preparation for the Visual Arts showcase.

Visual Arts freshmen and sophomores (Levels I and II) are required to attend the Showcase Gallery on Friday night, 11/16.    Visual Arts juniors and seniors (Levels III and IV) are required to attend the Showcase Gallery on Saturday night, 11/17.  Everyone is welcome to come both nights

Rehearsal & performance schedule for CFA Dance, MT & Theatre Students: 

Monday, November 12, 2018     LEVEL III and IV ONLY rehearsal (4:00-8:00 p.m.)    SNACKS PROVIDED by FCFA

Tuesday, November 13, 2018   LEVEL I and II ONLY rehearsal (4:00-8:00 p.m.)  SNACKS PROVIDED by FCFA

Wednesday, November 14, 2018   ALL LEVELS (4:00-9:30 p.m.)     SNACKS PROVIDED by FCFA

Thursday, November 15, 2018  INVITATIONAL DRESS REHEARSAL (4:00-9:30 p.m.)  DINNER PROVIDED by FCFA @ 4:00-4:45        COSTUMES 4:45 – 5:15    CALL 5:15     WARMUP/FINALE/REVIEW/NOTES from 5:15-6:00.      HOUSE OPEN at 6:00     IDR from 6:30-9:00 (NOTE – IDR starts at 6:30 this year!!)   Notes/wrap-up: 9:00-9:30

Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 2018 performances:   5:30-CALL for student                                            7:00-PERFORMANCE (NOTE – Fall Showcase starts half hour early at 7:00 p.m

Sep 28

FCFA Fall Spirit Wear Sale Open NOW through October 22

Click on the link below to order your CFA Spirit Wear Sale.  For questions, contact FCFA Spirit Wear Coordinator Martha Prideaux at

FCFA Online Fall 2018 Spirit Wear Sale


Sep 20

CFA Online Health 10 MANDATORY Meeting 9/26 6pm HHS Library

Attention students taking CFA Online Health 10 Fall Semester:

MANDATORY Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6:00pm – 6:30pm in the Henrico High School Library
Enter the building at the box office entrance by the gym. A parent/guardian must also attend the meeting. Students must bring their computer charged.

There is also a MAKE UP Mandatory meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8:00am in room 1502 for those unable to attend on the 26th.

Sep 18

New Date for Drama Club Auditions for VTA

Due to Monday’s weather events, the Drama Club’s auditions for VTA are now scheduled for Thursday, 9/20 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 9/21 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Students may attend either day.  A cast list will be posted Monday, 9/24.

Sep 17

HCPS Specialty Center Information Sessions for 2019-2020

Interested in attending the Center for the Arts in 2019-2020?  The process starts NOW.  Choose from one of four sessions to attend.   The evening starts with a general session followed by break-out sessions where you may attend up to 3 presentations from different specialty centers.  Dates are below; all sessions begin at 7pm.

Septmeber 26  Varina High School

October 4 Henrico High School

October 9 Freeman High School

October 15 Tucker High School

Sep 11

Friends of CFA Ice Cream Social Thursday, September 27, 2018

Current CFA students and families, please join us for the annual ice cream social sponsored by CFA’s booster organization, Friends of Center for the Arts, on Thursday, Septmeber 27, 2018.  This is FCFA’s kick off event for the school year where parents can learn about all of the way FCFA supports the Center and how to help, both financially and through volunteer efforts.  Ice cream is provided but we ask each family to bring your favorite ice cream topping.  There is also a class competition where the class with the highest percentage of students w/ parent attending receive a special class treat so be sure to sign in when you arrive.