Advocates of Classical Magnet


to Advocates of Classical Magnet!

How is Advocates different from Parent Senate?

Advocates partners with CMS Parent Senate and School Governance Council (SGC) with a number of parents being active members of Advocates as well as Parent Senate and SGC. Advocates also affords an opportunity for Classical parents, alumni and staff to stay engaged with their CMS family after their enrollment or staff relationship has come to a close. In fact, many current Advocates members are parents of CMS graduates or past CMS staff who remain passionate about the value of Classical Magnet's education opportunities.

Think, Discuss, Act — Join us for a meeting!

All are welcome to attend Advocates meetings and participate in Advocates sponsored activities. Board members must be voted in. Meetings are held at 6pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Have a specific interest or skill?

Contact us and we’ll find an opportunity for you to use it!

  • Time – support Advocates and Parent Senate events with your attendance or help plan and run events, join School Governance Council, attend meetings to stay informed

  • Treasure – provide financial support for Classical students by making a tax-deductible donation to Advocates, participate in one of our fundraising events

  • Talent –Use your connections and networking skills to increase Corporate and Community Engagement with Classical, use your social media skills to help Classical’s student recruitment or advise on Classical’s social media content, use your writing skills to help Classical secure grant funding, use your planning skills to organize Classical events, use your artistic skills to help with Classical’s Arts programs, or sports skills to help the athletic boosters.

Did you know?

Enrolling in Classical, or other Sheff magnet schools, is one way you and your family are taking action towards social justice through participation in an inclusive education environment. Classical Magnet exists to provide integrated, quality education as part of the solution to address racial and economic isolation of Hartford students as recognized by the Sheff vs. O’Neill Connecticut Supreme Court decision. Advocates of Classical Magnet collaborates with the Sheff Movement in its continued mission to ensure policies, practices and attitudes support integrated education for all students.

Learn more about the Sheff Movement CLICK HERE

Meeting for the Sheff are held the 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month. All are welcome.

Sign up for their newsletter CLICK HERE

Sheff Movement Coalition presents: Listen & Learn Seminar — check out the flier below!

  • Register for the event by clicking here: EVENTBRITE