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.



Aug 20

Fee Day August 30, 2-7pm or Pay Online Now!

Fees may be paid online through the Online School Payments System.  Information on how to set up an account is included in Principal Castillo-Rose’s weekly communications.    You may also pay in person on the August 30th Fee Day, from 2-7pm or during the school year in the CFA office.

Please note that each CFA student must pay a $20 Specialty Center Fee.   It is listed in the payment system as “2018-2019 Specialty Center – (Name of Curriculum Area: Dance, Musical Theater, Theatre or Visual Arts.)

Aug 20

HHS Freshman Orientation 8am-12pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

This Orientation is for all incoming Freshman to Henrico High School.

All incoming 9th grade students are invited to attend HHS Orientation!    Note to CFA Freshman:  This Orientation is different from the CFA Orientation that was held back in May!

Aug 20

CFA Newsletters – A Must Read for Students & Parents!

Dr. Poxon’s weekly CFA Newsletters, without attachments, are posted on the CFA Website.  The full newsletter is sent out via email each week, usually on Fridays during the school year.   If you are not receiving the newsletter by email, please send and email request to Dr. Poxon at with the following information:

Student Name

CFA Curriculum Area & Level  (e.g. Musical Theatre II)


May 16

Great Turnout at New Student Orientation!

Thank you to all who attended CFA’s New Student Orientation on May 15, 2018!   In the general session, students learned about the program and Henrico High from CFA Director Stephanie Poxon, HHS Principal Karin Castillo-Rose, School Counseling Director Erica Daniels, and FCFA President Terri Hague.  Each student received information from Dr. Poxon about the program, a calendar of CFA events for 2018-2019, their requested course schedule, course FAQs, information about Friends of CFA and a list of HHS clubs and athletic opportunities.  After the general session, students attended break out sessions in their curriculum areas where they met their future teachers and classmates and received a course syllabus, summer assignment and supply list.   Each area’s syllabus will be posted on this website soon under the “Current Students” tab.  Those unable to attend will recieve their packet in the mail.

May 03

Upcoming CFA Showcases

Below if a list of the remaining showcases for the 2017-2018 school year:

Theatre Senior Showcase performance: Twelve Angry Men, May 4,  7:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre  FREE

Musical Theatre Senior Showcase, May 11, 7:30 p.m. HHS Auditorium, FREE

Visual Arts Spring Showcase, May 11, 5-7 p.m., Jeff Hall Gallery  FREE

Visual Arts Senior Showcase, May 25, 7 p.m., Art Works  FREE

Dance Senior Showcase, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Dogtown Dance Theatre, $5 advance tickets sold in CFA office, date TBA




Mar 29

Check Out the CFA Symposium Video

Click on the link below to watch a video from HCPS TV about CFA’s 2018 Symposium.  The annual Symposium provides a day filled with guest artist instruction for CFA Theatre and Musical Theatre students.

Symposium Watch:



Mar 26

Deadline Extended for CFA Summer Online Health 9 & 10 Courses

The March 23 deadline for registering for Summer Online Health 9 & 10 has been extended and will remain open until filled. This course is open to CFA MT, Theatre & Dance students. To register bring a completed application and $100 fee to the School Counseling Office.

Mar 23

Musical Theatre Spring Showcase Tech Week & Snack Schedule

CFA Spring Showcase Rehearsal Information is listed below for ALL CFA MUSICAL THEATRE students.  Parents and Students – please make note of these times.  Also – please remember that students are REQUIRED as per the CFA Handbook to attend these rehearsals.  All of these rehearsals and performances are part of the CFA curriculum and are GRADED events.  Students – it is EASY to get SUPER GREAT showcase grades if you show up for rehearsal on time, you are prepared, you have good attitudes and you are doing your best!


  • Students will report to their CFA classroom directly after school for attendance.  Your CFA teachers will then escort you to the Main Commons for the snacks.  DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN COMMONS UNLESS YOU ARE WITH YOUR CFA CLASS and TEACHER!
  • Students may NOT leave campus after school to get snacks.  We are responsible for you and we have to know where you are at ALL TIMES!  
  • Parents may NOT bring additional food after school during snack time/rehearsal.
  • Students – if you do not like/cannot eat the food that is provided, you may pack your own snack to eat after school.  Please pack something that non-perishable – such as peanut butter sandwich, granola or protein bars, fruit, etc.  REMEMBER – parents MAY NOT BRING any food to you at snack time/rehearsal.
  • Remember to thank the FCFA for doing this for you!


 April 16 (Mon.):               (School half day)

1:30-2:00 – Snacks provided by FCFA

2:30-3:30 – Scene work cue to cue

3:30-4:30 – Sing thru w/ band

4:30-6:00   Work Opening and Finale

April 17 (Tues.):

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 –Microphones, Warmup

5:00-5:30 –  Notes

5:30-8:00 – Opening and ACT I

April 18 (Wed.):       

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

            4:30-5:00 –Microphones, Warmup

5:00-5:30 – Notes

5:30- 8:00 – ACT II and Finale

April 19 (Thurs.):

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 – Notes, Microphones, Warmup

5:00-5:30 – Costumes/Hair/Makeup

5:30-9:00 – FULL RUN(s)

April 20 (Fri.):                                 6:00 Call,  7:30 Show

April 21 (Sat.):                                6:00 Call, 7:30 Show

ALL CALL (MT Levels 1,2,3,4) every day

Band Call 5:30       *(Monday call 3:30)

Mar 19

Friends of Center for the Arts Fundraiser

From CFA family giving over the years, the Friends of CFA parent booster group has funded scholarships, equipment & learning opportunities. During March’s start to the Spring Showcase season, the FCFA is holding a Magic March campaign to raise the funds necessary to keep those initiatives going. Any amount is welcome and we’d love as many people from our students’ friends and family support network to participate.

To add motivation and excitement into the mix, we challenge each of the four disciplines’ supporters to demonstrate their enthusiasm for the CFA and the arts through their participation. The ‘Creative Four’ will compete on the percentage of students with supporters participating.  We’ll announce the winners the Monday after Spring Break, and will celebrate the winning discipline’s victory with an ice cream party during its CFA Seminar. So, please identify your student by name in a comment as you pledge so his or her discipline gets credit!!!

Here is the link and good luck!