It’s the moment we have all been waiting for!!!


The CFA December 2020 Dance Showcase features the newly acquired skills the dancers gained this year during virtual learning, including utilizing site-specific choreography; composing their own sound scores on SoundTrap; editing dance films on Adobe Premiere; and learning how to code using an interactive web-based Java Script.  We hope you enjoy watching these original creations in “Dancing Through the Storm” – our December 2020 Dance Showcase!



Follow the musical journey of rehearsals, discoveries, challenges and victories through a series of interviews and revelations with our talented CFA Musical Theatre students as they produce their December 2020 Showcase.  Complete with much-needed statements of encouragement and support from a variety of guest artists of local, Broadway, and film notoriety… even including a special “shout out” from the bearded man from the North Pole!  See how creativity, flexibility – combined with a little technical magic – can bring an exciting medley of music from the Broadway hit “Hamilton” to life in a virtual new way.  CFA Musical Theatre proves in their December 2020 Showcase that the show WILL go on even while The World Turns Upside Down.



2020 has been anything but typical.  Join CFA Theatre as we take a look back at the past year in our December Showcase aptly titled “2020 Hindsight.”



With the magic of technology, see how our CFA Visual Arts students have transformed their December 2020 Visual Arts Gallery to a virtual format!  Using Kunstmatrix Art Spaces, the CFA Visual Arts students have created a virtual gallery that displays their artwork in a digital format.  We hope you enjoy browsing their beautiful artwork in this virtual exhibition!

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Open House Videos are ready!!!

As promised, you can watched Showcase anytime and as many times as you want. If you missed it for some reason or you just need to watch it again, here are the videos for your informational enjoyment!





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Center For the Arts Open House – TONIGHT 12/8

Tonight is the night!!! Open house for all interested 8th grade students and families is the best opportunity to hear from the teachers and get a feel for what the Center For the Arts is all about! What discipline are you interested in? Check out the two time slots and see what time you need to listen in. Also, you will find the program below for the corresponding Open House event. See you this evening!!!

CFA Open House 2020 Schedule

All HCPS Specialty Center Open Houses will be virtual this year.  Click on the link(s) below to attend this year’s CFA Open House!

CFA Open House Session #1 @ 5:00-6:30 p.m. featuring Dance and Musical Theatre Sessions

2020 Open House Program 5pm

Schedule of Events:

Opening Session – 5:00-5:20 p.m.

Dance Session – 5:20-5:45 p.m.

Musical Theatre Session – 5:45-6:10 p.m.

Closing Session/Town Hall Questions – 6:10-6:30 p.m.


CFA Open House Session #2 @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. featuring Theatre and Visual Arts Sessions

2020 Open House Program 7pm

Schedule of Events:

Opening Session – 7:00-7:20 p.m.

Theatre Session – 7:20-7:45 p.m.

Visual Arts Session – 7:45-8:10 p.m.

Closing Session/Town Hall Questions – 8:10-8:30 p.m.


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Attention current 9th-11th grade CFA students

  • CFA 9th – 11th grade Students who want to apply to “Double Major” for SY 2021-2022
    • Any CFA student who wishes to apply/audition for a second CFA Curriculum area for the 2021-22 school year must schedule a planning meeting with Dr. Poxon, Ms. Kremsreiter and Ms. Hernandez.  We plan on holding these meetings the week of December 14th-18th.
    • You will be able to sign up and give your preferred day when you complete the google form here: 2nd CFA discipline interest survey  
    • We will then contact you with a meeting confirmation and teams meeting link.
    • Please note we need to confirm that your academic requirements have been or will be met; and confirm that you have room in your schedule to take an additional CFA class. 
    • Remember that students who are not in good academic standing are not eligible to apply for a second CFA curriculum area.
    • Students who do not complete the survey to schedule a meeting with us in December are responsible for contacting us before the application due date of January 15, 2021.
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# GivingTuesday

Please consider supporting the FCFA on this GIVING TUESDAY!

During our “normal” Fall and Spring CFA Showcases, we pass around a shoebox asking for donations! Over the years we’ve earned hundreds of dollars to support our students and teachers. This year the FCFA has to do things a bit differently! Please support FCFA’s wonderful art-enhanced experiences and Scholarship Fund! The link to donate is below:
or you can TEXT:
GIVE2DAYCFA to 44-321

All gifts are welcome!! No gift is too big or too small! The CFA students and teachers are so grateful for your support!!

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Specialty Center Application is now LIVE!!!

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

Be sure to check out the “specialty Center Application” tab on our website for ALL the information you will need for the application and audition process.

Here is the timeline for the 2021-2022 application process:

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.

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CFA 30th anniversary Spiritwear – ORDER NOW!

Be sure to get your CFA Spirit Wear while the store is OPEN!  This would make a GREAT holiday gift for any CFA student or family member J

 Questions about your Spirit Wear order – please contact Kristi Mullins, FCFA Board Member and Spirit Wear coordinator (

Get your CFA Spirit Wear today! 

We have several t-shirt and sweatshirt styles available with the classic CFA logo and the special CFA 30th Anniversary design!  You can check out some examples below and go directly to the Order Form link to see them all!  The store will close at midnight on Friday, December 4th  and distribution will begin 12/28.  You have the option to choose direct shipping to your home, or pick up at the school.  If you choose to pick-up orders, we will schedule a pick-up day after we return from Winter Break.

Center for the Arts Apparel Order Form

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FCFA treat pick up, mask sales and preordered Spirit wear pick up!!!!

Attention all CFA students!!! You are missed!

Don’t forget Thursday 11/5 from 4:30-6:30pm (Rear lot near bus loop)

FCFA will be out for you to come out for treat pick up, mask sales, and preorder spirit wear distribution.

Bring cash or checks for purchases!

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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 ( 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 (  Hope to see you at the meeting!

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