CFA Program Highlights
- Classes taught by a staff of professional educators actively involved in the arts community in the Richmond area.
- A large budget for guest artists: professionals in our area or college or university specialists.
- Emphasis is placed on exhibiting or displaying student work in Gallery shows, showcases, performances, etc.
- Students are encouraged to participate in the Richmond arts community, clubs, and honors organizations.
- Offer knowledge of artistic skills necessary for successful art careers and higher education.
During a four year course of study, students will receive instruction in all the core subject areas listed below, with other classes added based on student needs and the availability of qualified guest instructors. Two credits are earned each year with successful completion of arts classes. Students in all four levels in all curriculum areas earn Honors weighted credits.
Theatre Visual Arts
Acting techniques Design/Composition
Script analysis Drawing
Creative writing Painting
Audition preparation Sculpture
Theatre history Art history/Aesthetics
Movement/Dance Electronic Media
Speech, diction, voice Printmaking
Directing Electronic Media
Technical theatre Integrated Arts
Dance Musical Theatre
Ballet technique Vocal training
Modern/Jazz Acting techniques
Tap Dance techniques
Kinesiology Music Theory
Choreography Music/Theatre/Dance History
Improvisation Diction, speech
Dance History Choreography
Audition preparation Audition Preparation
Student demographics 2017-2018:
Students from all of the nine high schools in Henrico County attend the Center for the Arts.
By curriculum area: Overall CFA:
Theatre: 64 Freshmen: 66
Dance: 60 Sophomores: 71
Musical Theatre: 69 Juniors: 64
Visual Arts: 81 Seniors: 61
- Students are chosen for the CFA based on strengths and skills level exhibited at the audition, prior training and experiences as stated on the application, recommendations from teachers or others included in the application, recommendations, student interviews, and student transcripts.
- Students may be assigned to any of the four levels offered in each curriculum based on their skill levels and maturity.
- Students may stay in the program as long as they maintain a grade of B- or above in the center class and maintain a 2.7 GPA in all other classes.
- Performances and Gallery shows are a requirement for students.
Dr. Stephanie Poxon, Director
Center for the Arts
Henrico High School
302 Azalea Avenue
Henrico, VA 23227
(804) 228-2718 phone
Ms. Karin Castillo-Rose, Principal
Ms. Erica M. Johnson
Director of School Counseling