Prom Dress Shop Opens at CVHS

FCPS Prom Dress Shop Opens at CVHS for 2024 With Hundreds of Dresses

Fairfax, Virginia, April 2, 2024- Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) marketing students from Centreville High School and the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program will open their Prom Dress Shop once again for the prom season.  The shop will open on Friday, April 6th at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia.

In 2006, Centreville High School and Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall students partnered together to collect dresses as a way to combine their interests in fashion with community service.  The dress shop has helped hundreds of financially challenged students attend prom in style each spring by providing prom dresses and accessories at no cost to students.

The marketing students apply the retail marketing and visual merchandising skills learned throughout the school year to transform their classroom into the Prom Dress Shop.  “This is an excellent opportunity to accomplish several goals at once,” said Miranda Schick, Centreville High School and Classroom on the Mall Marketing Teacher.  “First, students apply learned marketing lessons to a real-world retail environment.  Second, they support the School Board’s goals of helping students succeed beyond the classroom through their ‘Portrait of a Graduate’. This includes communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and global citizenship skills.” 

The Prom Dress Shop is located in the modular classroom building, near the stadium, in the student parking lot of Centreville High School, outside of door 12.  Any area student, not just those from Fairfax County Public Schools, who do not have the funds to purchase a prom dress may choose from hundreds of new dresses donated by Macy’s.  They must show a valid student ID, or other form of school identification, to select a free dress during the following store hours:

Friday, April 6th                 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, April 7th             2:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday, April 8th               1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, April 12th               5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, April 13th           2:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday, April 14th             1:00pm-4:00pm