2021-22 Specialty Center Application & Info

2021-22 Audition Panel

In lieu of our traditional Audition workshop (a time to come meet the teachers, some current students and work hands on to see what it would be like) we will be holding a virtual audition panel.

This will be a GREAT opportunity for you to meet the teachers, ask questions! Join us January 7, 2021 @3:00 – 4:00pm at the link below. See you there!


Specialty Center Application for 2021-2022 SY now LIVE!!!         (CLOSED 1/15/2021)

Attention current 8th grade students AND 9th-11th grade students interested in Center For the Arts, the application for 2021-2022 school year is now available!!!

For current 8th grade students attending a Henrico County Public School, you will complete the online application at this link:


For any 8th grade student who is attending homeschool, private school OR current 9th-11th grade students; you will complete the printable PDF application linked below:

Specialty Center App 2021-2022


Directions on how to load your audition videos

Below is the link for the directions for uploading CFA Audition Videos/Google Slide portfolios.  Directions for both current HCPS 8th grade students and non-HCPS resident applicants (home school/private school) are included.



HCPS Specialty Center Website

Specialty Centers


Information Session Video


Specialty Center Application Timeline

2020-21 Specialty Center Student Timeline

Nov. 16, 2020: Application will be available online.

Nov. 16, 2020: Private school testing registration will open. Dates for writing prompt.

Jan. 15, 2021: Application deadline for students.

Jan. 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 wait list offers online. Students may accept one center and one wait list. Students may remain on one wait list until March 26 at 4 p.m.

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

April 16, 2021: All applicant standings finalized.

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


Be on the look out HERE in he coming weeks for everything you will need during the application process this year.


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