Sep 19

FCFA Ice Cream Social Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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!  

Sep 18

Specialty Center Information Sessions for 2018-2019 begin September 27, 2017

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.


Aug 03

Dates Set for HHS Freshman Orientation and Fee Night

All HHS freshman should mark their calendar for Thursday, August 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for Freshman Orientation.   Also, fee night will be held August 31 from 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Jun 19

Rose Rea Wins National Gold Key Award in Literary Arts

Congratulations to CFA Visual Arts student Rose Rea who was awarded a Scholastics National Gold Key at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in NYC on June 8!    Rose won for her winning entry in the Short Story Literary Arts category, one of only THREE students in the state of Virginia to receive this prestigious award!!  A big congratulations to Rose Rea and her AP Literature teacher Mr. Keith Hollowell.



Jun 09

All CFA Students Need to Submit Bus Transportation Form NOW

Whether or not you intend to ride the bus next year, the HCPS transportation department needs to know your intentions!  It takes A LOT of planning to run the hub bus systems for specialty centers.  Please download, fill out and return the form to the CFA office ASAP.  Otherwise, you may not have bus transportation on the first day of school next year.

Click here for the CFA transportation form:  Henrico CFA Transportation Form 2017

May 25

2001 CFA Grad Dash Shaw has movie showing in RVA May 27- 28

With our Visual Arts Senior Showcase coming up on Friday, May 26, it was very cool to see this movie – My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea –  in the news by 2001 CFA graduate Dash Shaw and his wife, Jane Samborski.  Dash is a comic book writer and Jane is an animator.  Make it a weekend for the arts….check out our students’ show on Friday night at Artworks then go see the movie Saturday or Sunday at the Byrd!  Click on link below to view full article.

“My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea”

May 22

Visual Arts Senior Showcase at Artworks 5-26-17

Join us for the Visual Arts Senior Showcase on Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Artworks, 320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA  23224.   Fabulous art by our talented students will be on display in a professional gallery setting.  Some art work for sale.  Admission is free.





May 19

CFA Theatre Teacher Todd Ritter Selected as Finalist for 2017 REB Awards for Teaching Excellence

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Todd Ritter who has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence! This is a tremendous honor as approximately only 30 teachers from the greater Richmond area are chosen as finalists, and of those 30, only half are honored with the cash grant award.
The R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence were established in 1988 to recognize public school teachers who have distinguished themselves by their inspiring classroom performance. The R.E.B. awards are designed to identify, recognize, and support teaching excellence in the metropolitan Richmond public school systems. Grants ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 each will be given to approximately fifteen teachers to support professional development activities. Recipients will be required to share educational ideas and experiences with fellow teachers. This program has been developed by The Community Foundation and is funded by the R.E.B. Foundation.
Mr. Ritter will submit a proposal to the committee sometime this summer and then he will have an interview with the selection panel in the fall. The R.E.B. Award Winners will be announced at a ceremony in November.
Mr. Ritter is so deserving of this honor and we are so proud of him and of his many accomplishments! He has done so much to grow and develop theatre programs and Drama Club here at Henrico High School and the Center for the Arts. We are lucky to have him as our Lead CFA Theatre Teacher and we wish him all the best! Way to go Mr. Ritter!
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May 19

Dr. Stephanie Poxon Named Top Henrico Teacher

CFA Director Dr. Stephanie Poxon has been named one of Henrico County’s 20 top teachers. Dr. Poxon was selected from a group of nearly 500 nominations from students, parents, grandparents and colleagues submitted earlier this year. Congratulations Dr. Poxon! We are so lucky to have her as our leader of CFA!   Click on the link below to read the article in Henrico Citizens about this wonderful recognition.

May 18

Welcome Students Entering CFA in 2017-2018 School Year

We enjoyed greeting our incoming students at the recent New Student Orientation on May 16, 2017.  We had a great turnout!  The evening started with a general session including remarks from Director Dr. Stephanie Poxon, Principal Karin Castillo-Rose, School Counseling Director Erica Johnson, and FCFA representative Brandy Ewell.   A welcome packet with information about CFA events, bus transportation, student schedules and more was distributed.   Students then attended breakout sessions in the curriculum areas where they received information about the program and what to expect next year.  They also received a syllabus and summer assignment for their CFA curriculum area (dance, musical theatre, theatre or visual arts).  
We have posted the welcome packet, syllabus for each curriculum area and summer work assignment on this website under the current students tab.  We will the requested course schedule to those unable to attend the orientation.  Please call the CFA office at 228-2718 if you have any questions.