Welcome to RSCO

The Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) invites you to search here to learn about the amazing public school options in the Greater Hartford Region that are available for Connecticut students. 


RSCO On-line Application - Extended Deadline!


We have extended the application deadline so there is still time to apply to RSCO schools and programs for the 2021-2022 school year. Apply by Friday, March 19, 2021 using the on-line application. From the application, you can access school and program descriptions, likelihood data, and an interactive map to view the distance between your home and the school choice options. Plus, families can log in multiple times before submitting in order to make the most informed decision.

Be sure to check the e-mail account you use as a login for updates about your application. If you have questions, we are here to help! Use the message option in the on-line application or contact us at rsco.sde@ct.gov or 860-713-6990.

RSCO School Choice Fairs Have Gone Virtual!

Visit RSCO's Virtual Fair

We brought the RSCO School Fair to you! Visit the RSCO Virtual Fair website to learn more about the RSCO schools and programs. Visit our featured schools and programs of the week, attend live virtual events during the Winter Virtual Fair Week to talk to administrators and get your questions answered, search the website's calendar to find other live virtual events going on through January and February, and start your on-line application for the 2021-21 school year. Keep visiting the Virtual Fair website for the latest information about these amazing schools and programs and for new virtual events!

RSCO Family Guide

Check out the 2021-22 School Year RSCO Family Guide to School Choice in the Greater Harford Region for grades Pre-K to 12.

RSCO Schools and Programs

  • Magnet Schools, Grades PK to 12 (Theme-Based schools)
  • Open Choice Schools, Grades PK to 12 
  • Hartford Residents: Students attend schools in participating suburban school districts
  • Non-Hartford Residents: Students attend participating neighborhood schools in Hartford
  • Technical High Schools, Grades 9 to 12 (Career and College Readiness programming)
  • Agricultural Science and Technology Schools, Grades 9 to 12  (Career and College Readiness programming)

Contact Us!

We are here to help you! Although COVID-19 raises challenges for all of us, the RSCO Office staff is available to help you at rsco.sde@ct.gov or 860-713-6990.