Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts

Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts

(Housed within Fairfax High School)


Administrator: Andrea Cook

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Enrollment 1100

Grades 9-12


About the Academy

Within Fairfax High School is Fairfax Academy for the Communications and the Arts – a school within a school.  Almost 1000 students from FHS and 22 other FCPS schools attend the Academy part-time (while taking core classes at their base school) to take specialized courses. Taught by industry professionals, the Academy provides rigorous curriculum while also focusing on college readiness and career preparation. The Academy includes a working professional television studio, industry standard software and technology lab for composing and editing music, a state-of-the-art language lab, and houses the only professional digital photography class in the county.


Course List

American Sign Language

Fashion Careers

Game Design and Development

Social Media Marketing

Professional Photography Studio

Professional Television Production

Foreign Languages – Arabic, Chinese, Korean, American Sign Language 

Professional Musical Theatre & Actor’s Studio

Dance – Including Hip Hop, Broadway, Ballet, Modern

Music & Computer Technology (dual enrolled with Northern Virginia Community College)