All applications must be submitted online and are due by January 12, 2018. Instructions for current HCPS 8th grade students and private/home school students may be found at http://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/
Current HCPS High School students (including current CFA students): You must request access to the application in ZippSlip in order to apply to the Center for the Arts. To request access to the application, send a written request to CFA Director Dr. Stephanie Poxon at email@example.com and she will arrange for Central Office to grant access to the application. Please allow 72 hours for the application to appear in ZippSlipp. Don’t wait until the last minute!
NOTE – there are NO paper applications this year! Please contact Dr. Poxon or Ms. Pippert in the CFA Office if you have any questions!!
Center for the Arts applicants must also audition at Henrico High School on February 3, 2018.
To get some audition tips, applicants may also attend an audition workshop on January 20, 2018. Two time slots are available: 9-10:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You may register for a workshop by calling the CFA office at 228-2718.
We are so very proud and happy to congratulate Mr. Todd Ritter, CFA Lead Theatre teacher at Henrico High, who was selected as a recipient of a 2017 R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence! Mr. Ritter was chosen out of over 100 applicants from four neighboring school divisions in the greater Richmond area to be one of the thirty finalists, and out of those thirty finalists he was selected as one of the fifteen grant recipients! Mr. Ritter was awarded a grant of over $10,000 so that he can travel to Florence, Italy to participate in commedia dell’arte training workshops and to study mask-making techniques.
Mr. Ritter was nominated for this award by one of his CFA Theatre students, Alyssa Shuster, who recently graduated from the CFA program and is now studying Theatre at Columbia College in Chicago. Since Alyssa was unable to attend the ceremony at the Virginia Historical Society last night, her mother Michelle Shuster attended in her stead.
Fall 2017 CFA Showcase Tech Week Rehearsal Schedule-Dance, MT & Theatre:
MONDAY, 11/13 Levels III & IV only 4-8pm Snacks provided by FCFA
TUESDAY, 11/14 Levels I & II only 4-8pm Snacks provided by FCFA
WEDNESDAY 11/15 All levels 4-9:30pm Snacks provided by FCFA
THURSDAY 11/16 Invitational Dress Rehearsal 4-9:30pm Dinner by FCFA 4-4:45, Costumes 4:45-5:15, Call 5:15, Warmup 5:30-6:30, House opens @ 6:30, IDR 7-9:30.
FRI/SAT 11/17 & 18 Showcase! Call 6pm, Performance 7:30pm
There will be an INTEREST MEETING for the Visual and Performing Arts Summer Governor’s School on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 4:10-4:45 p.m. in the CFA Black Box Theatre. This meeting is for any HHS/CFA/IB student who is a CURRENT 10th or 11th grade student and is interested in applying. You MUST be a rising JUNIOR or SENIOR to apply for the VPA Summer Governor’s School. Please come out on October 17th to learn about the arts opportunities at the VPA Governor’s School! See Dr. Poxon if you have any questions.
Our amazing parent booster organization, Friends of Center for the Arts, invites CFA parents and students to its annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. i n the Main Commons. Please bring your favorite topping to share on the yummy ice cream provided by FCFA. There will be drawings for prizes and a special treat will go to the CFA class with the highest percentage of parents in attendance. A fun night for all!
If you or someone you know is interested in applying to an HCPS Specialty Center, please attend one of the Information Sessions. There are 4, held at the locations below. All start at 7:00 p.m.
September 27, 2017 Highland Springs HS
October 3, 2017 Freeman HS
October 10, 2017 Glen Allen HS
October 18, 2017 Hermitage HS
Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on November 20, 2017.