Simply put, in the 21st century our students need the arts now more than ever.  Even in the relatively small community of Henderson, technology and modern communication can accelerate the life of a teenager to the point of disorientation and anxiety.  The pressure American youths have always felt now confronts them at hyper-speed.

The arts provide a way for our students to slow down and thoughtfully reflect on their dizzying world in a healthy, creative way.  The arts provide an outlet for their ever-increasing nervous energy.

Furthermore, by emphasizing fine arts within HCHS, there are many practical benefits for not only the students but the community at large.  Towns that promote the arts are likely to enjoy increased economic activity. The arts can bring a sense of vibrancy to a community, and cultural happenings can enhance outsiders’ perception of us. 

Is SoFA right for you?

Our program is not for every student nor is every student for our program. In order for a student to be successful s/he must be teachable. If a student doesn't want to work to learn then they would be better served elsewhere.

Parents should send their child through our program if they want their child to experience a challenging curriculum in which the student will be required to problem solve.

The School of Fine Arts is affording HCHS the chance to unite our programs and focus our instruction in such a way that we can promote a shared identity and community among students and teachers, while also encouraging greater community support.



The mission of the School of Fine Arts at Henderson County High School is to stimulate creative thinking and problem solving in young men and women artists by challenging them in an in-depth arts curriculum of their choice as they search to find their own voice within performance based activities.



The vision of the School of Fine Arts is to enrich the lives of our students by bringing together public/private entities to collaborate in creating and promoting exceptional learning experiences for our Henderson County students.



Our Pathways of Study


Want the opportunity to play a variety of musical styles and instruments in a vast array of venues? Click here to join our instrumental program!


From acting to directing to stage design, the Henderson County School of Fine Arts Theatre department will help students  develop all theater related skills. If your passion is the stage we have you covered. Click here to learn more about our theater program!

Visual Art

The School of Visual Arts at HCSOFA is ready to help you develop your art skills. If you are driven to thrive at Drawing, Painting, or Sculpture we can help you achieve your dreams. Click here to learn more about our visual art program!


Students that would like to develop their singing abilities will be guided by our talented instructors in order to achieve their highest vocal abilities. To learn more about our voice program, click here!