Application Instructions for 2020-2021 School Year

Specialty center applications are due January 17, 2020.  Instructions for current HCPS 8th grade students and private/home school/current high school students may be found at


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 Application Process.   Even though the link says “non-HCPS student” current HCPS high school students applying to the Center for the Arts will use this application. 

Center for the Arts applicants must also audition at Henrico High School on February 1, 2020.   This audition is a REQUIRED part of the application process.  (In the case of inclement weather, auditions will be postponed to February 8, 2020.)