NOTICE: The Connecticut State Department of Education’s customer service window for educator certification will be closed, effective March 12, 2018. The last day of staffing will be Friday, March 9, 2018. Please Note: The Bureau of Certification will remain open and fully functioning. This change only impacts the street level customer service window. For more information about submitting applications and supporting documentation please review our Cert Alert.

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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.

School Choice starts here message with CSDE, RSCO logo and children thinking about careers

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.

 Late Application  
The on-time application deadline for 2018-19 has passed.  Late application submission will be available on April 1, 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