The Alumni Association is proud to offer various programs that support our mission and help us to Keep Classical Strong.
Advance Placement (AP) Exam Certification for Teachers
The Alumni Association pays the tuition for CHS teachers to obtain their certification in AP classes. This program enables us to preserve and support the tradition of excellence at the school
Classroom Enrichment Grants
Every September, CHS teachers apply to the Alumni Association for grants that are awarded to them in the fall. The purpose of the grants, is to allocate funds that enhance the educational experience of current students at the school. Grants awarded include field trips to museums, live performances, and other out-of-the-classroom experiences not allotted for in the school city budget. Grants also help purchase much needed classroom technology and equipment.
Music Department Instruments
Through the support of the Alumni Association, the music program was brought back to CHS after budget cuts had eliminated it years ago. This program is due to the generous support of Richard Bornstein ’67.
Art Department Supplies
Last year, the Alumni Association turned its attention to the Visual Arts program at the school. The program has been underfunded for years and was in need of some assistance to support the seven classes and Art Club. We launched the Art Fund with a goal of raising $5,000 per academic year to purchase much needed art supplies and equipment. The Alumni Association used its #GivingTuesday platform exclusively to raise money for Art at CHS.
Athletic Department Equipment
CHSAA proudly supports the Athletic Department’s needs at CHS. Through our Athletic Hall of Fame and annual Golf Tournament, we are able to provide funding to the department so that our teams can compete with pride.
Holiday Food & Clothing Drives
For years, the Alumni Association has been giving $1,000 worth of grocery gift cards to the school at Thanksgiving to ensure every family has a holiday meal. Last year, upon learning that 68% of Classical students live at or below the poverty level, we expanded this effort to include gift cards to Burlington Coat Factory for coats and winter wear.