Center for the Arts

Henrico High School

  • Faculty augmented with resident and visiting artists
  • Four levels of Musical Theatre – vocal production, dance, acting techniques, theatre history, microphone techniques, music theory and history, audition preparation, performance
  • Four levels of Dance – ballet and modern dance techniques, aesthetics, nutrition, anatomy, choreography, dance history, kinesiology, audition preparation, performance
  • Four levels of Theatre – acting techniques, creative expression, technical theatre, aesthetics, production, audition preparation, script and character analysis, character development, performance
  • Four levels of Visual Arts – art and design principles, history, aesthetics, proficiency in a variety of artistic media and technique, exhibition of student art work

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 9

Center Module I


  • Acting Studio/Production Design I (2 periods) or
  • Ballet/Modern Dance I (2 periods) or
  • Visual Art I (2 periods) or
  • Musical Theatre I (2 periods)
  • Arts Infused English 9
  • Arts Infused Mathematics
  • Arts Infused Science
  • Arts Infused Social Studies
  • World Language
  • Health and P.E. 9 or Elective

Grade 10

Center Module II


  • Acting Studio/Production Design II (2 periods) or
  • Ballet/Modern Dance II (2 periods) or
  • Visual Art II (2 periods) or
  • Musical Theatre II (2 periods)
  • Arts Infused English 10
  • Arts Infused Mathematics
  • Arts Infused Science
  • Arts Infused Social Studies or Elective
  • World Language
  • Health and P.E. 10
  • Economics and Personal Finance

Grade 11

Center Module III


  • Acting Studio/Production Design III (2 periods) or
  • Ballet/Modern Dance III (2 periods) or
  • Visual Art III (2 periods) or
  • Musical Theatre III (2 periods)
  • English 11 – Arts Infused/AP Language and Composition
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Virginia and United States History
  • World Language
  • Elective

Grade 12

Center Module IV


  • Acting Studio/Production Design IV (2 periods) or
  • Ballet/Modern Dance IV (2 periods) or
  • Visual Art IV (2 periods) or
  • Musical Theatre IV (2 periods)
  • English 12 – Arts Infused/AP Literature and Composition
  • Mathematics or Elective
  • Science or Elective
  • Virginia and United States Government
  • World Language Elective
NOTES

* Please refer to Diploma Requirements to determine which graduation requirements apply to you.

+All CFA students must successfully complete Health and P.E. 9 and 10 during either summer school or the school year.  The counseling team will work with students to determine which option best suits their schedule.

  • All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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