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 The official site for the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and the school choice lottery for Hartford region magnet schools and the Open Choice Program.

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Connecticut’s State Department of Education (CSDE) created the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) in partnership with operator districts to conduct the Open Choice and magnet school lottery process in response to the Sheff v. O’Neil case (Milo Sheff, et al. v. William O’Neill, et al) and the decision in 1997. RSCO supports the lottery and assists families interested in learning about how to apply for RSCO magnet schools and the Open Choice program.

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Application deadline is February 28, 2018. 


Parent Information Center
Connecticut State Department of Education
Regional School Choice Office (RSCO)
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite P28
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Phone: 860-713-6990