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Fairfax Academy for the Communications and the Arts

Think. Create. Communicate.

Academy Administrator: Andrea Cook

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Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts is one of six career and technical education centers in Fairfax County and offers advanced opportunities for Fairfax County Public School high school students with interests in fine and performing arts,

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Students in Fashion Design

design, foreign languages and communications. The academy, housed within Fairfax High School is a “school within a school” and welcomes over 500 students from across the county through an application process.

Students stay at their base school for general education courses such as math, science, English and history during morning or afternoon blocks. The students then take provided transportation to the

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Students in Photography class

Academy to focus on their passion. Students attending Fairfax Academy explore college and career options in their fields, develop marketable career skills for entry-level work, and build an academic foundation that prepares them for success in college. Many times throughout the school year, professionals visit the student to share their experience and provide information about how to succeed in their field.

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Academy students

Fairfax Academy students are provided with opportunities to travel to Washington D.C., New York and around the world to visit leaders in their respected areas. The students also participate in numerous county, state and national competitions with their peers.

Course Offerings at Fairfax Academy:
  • Foreign Languages (Chinese, Korean, Arabic)
  • Dance
  • Fashion Careers
  • Music & Computer Technology
  • Professional Music Theatre & Actor’s Studio
  • Professional Photography Studio
  • Professional Television Production
  • Social Media Marketing
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