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Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts Sponsors Chinese Exchange Program for Summer of 2018

The Fairfax Academy for the Communications and the Arts will partner with Triway International and the School Superintendent Association to provide a twelve day exchange program in China during the 2018 summer. Students from Fairfax County Public Schools will have the opportunity to be immersed in Chinese culture and stay with a host family.

Interested families and students should plan on attending an informational meeting on Thursday, October 5th at Fairfax High School. For more information about the trip and the information night, please contact Academy representative Erin Bloom at 703-219-2226.

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Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts Welcomes Andrea Heininge as Director

Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts is proud to

Fairfax Academy Director Andrea Heininge

Fairfax Academy Director Andrea Heininge

announce Andrea Heininge will be the new Director. Current Director Diego Wilson will retire from FCPS after 32 years in education.

Ms. Heininge has been with the Academy as the dance instructor since 2008. Beyond building the flagship FCPS dance program & directing exciting dance performances every year, she has played a number of key instructional & leadership roles inside and outside Fairfax HS.

She has been an assistant principal for FCPS summer enrichment programs the past two years, has represented the Academy on the high school’s Instructional Council this year and was acting administrator of the Academy.

Andrea has sponsored the high school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, chaired the high school’s FAC, and coached the high school dance team. She has also represented FHS on the FCPS Grading & Reporting committee the past two years and served as a Great Beginnings Coach for new art, music and theatre teachers in FCPS.

Fairfax Academy Fashion Careers presents Fashion in Motion

Students from Fairfax Academy Fashion Careers students representing 12 different FCPS schools will be showcasing their collections in the 5th annual Fashion in Motion Fashion Show on Friday, June 2nd at 7:30pm at George Mason University on the 3rd floor of the HUB Ballroom, located at 4400 Rivanna River Way in Fairfax.

All garments are entirely student-created; from concept to design, to patternmaking and construction.  The fashion design students have been working all year for this event and the opportunity to showcase their talents, dedication, and hard work.  

Doors open at 6:45pm with the show starting at 7:30pm.  Advanced tickets are $15 ($10 for students) or $20 general admission at the door, and can purchased online at or at the door.  Ticket proceeds go directly back into the Academy’s Fashion Careers program.


Fairfax Academy Hosts Virginia State Legislators

Virginia state legislators visit the Fairfax Academy.

Virginia state legislators visit the Fairfax Academy.

Fairfax Academy for the Communications and the Arts hosted Virginia State Delegate David Bulova and Virginia State Senator Chap Petersen for a tour of the facilities and lunch with students and staff members. The delegates visit a school each year with a member of the school board for Take Your Legislators to School Day. This year, the focus was on the Academy and the many cultural art programs offered.

The group, including Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan and School Board members Jon Buttram and Dr. Mitch Sutterfield, visited classrooms, spoke with instructors and had lunch with students where they could ask and answer questions.

The Academy is one of the shining stars in the City of Fairfax schools, offering a number of intensive study in subjects such as theater, dance, photography, music composition, television production, foreign language and fashion.

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