NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Apply to a School Choice Program


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The Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) commitment to public school choice is evident in the different types of public school choice programming available statewide.  These options include Agricultural Science and Technology Education, Charter Schools, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, Open Choice and Interdistrict Magnet Schools.

Apply to ASTE (Agricultural Science and Technology Education)

Apply to CTECS (Connecticut Technical Education and Career System)

Apply to a Charter School

Apply to Open Choice (Available in HartfordBridgeportNew Haven and their surrounding districts)

Apply to interdistrict magnet schools within the Hartford Regional School Choice Office (RSCO)