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 Public Forum - An Interactive Forum

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is holding this virtual public forum to hear from you — families, students, educators, subject matter experts, and community members — about the Sheff region magnet, Open Choice, and CTECS programs! This meeting will help us continue the successes of these programs and also solicit ideas and input into the development of the Comprehensive School Choice Plan, CSDE’s long-term strategy for the predictable and efficient operation of the integration process within the Hartford Sheff region’s schools.


Let your voice be heard!

  • What is your reaction when friends, family, or neighbors ask you about the Sheff region choice program, including RSCO magnet schools, Hartford Region technical high schools, or open choice opportunities? Why do you respond that way?
  • Where and how do you access information about Sheff region choice programs, and what other information would be helpful to you in understanding your options?
  • What about a choice school is important to your family? Theme? Location? Extracurricular activities? Sports?
  • Any other comments or thoughts to share?

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


RSCO Public Forum (English)

RSCO Foro Publico e Interactivo (Spanish)


RSCO On-line Application - 2021-22 School Year


Placement Announcements (updated on May 6, 2021)

RSCO is excited to announce that families who applied to a school choice program in the Greater Hartford Region received notification of school choice placements for the 2021-22 school year on Thursday, May 6, 2021. To view your letter:

  1. Log into your on-line application using your account email address and password
  2. Go to the Your Documents section of the Dashboard
  3. View notification letter
Placement Offer
Congratulations! This is an exciting time. We hope you accept and Save your Seat! Please make use of the resources and information available to find out even more about your awesome opportunity. The deadline to accept a placement offer is Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:59 p.m..  


Waitlist Notification

It may be disappointing to receive a waitlist notification, instead of a placement offer. But the placement process is just beginning! RSCO continues to offer placements to students through the spring and summer, as seats become available until September 30, 2021.


Support and Assistance

 The RSCO office staff is available to support families and answer questions. Please contact them the way that works best for you:

Late Application - Now Open!


Families who did not submit an application before the on-time application deadline on March 19, 2021 will have the opportunity to submit a late application for RSCO schools and programs for the 2021-22 school year through August 15, 2021.

RSCO School Choice Fairs Have Gone Virtual!


We brought the RSCO School Fair to you! Visit the RSCO Virtual Fair website to learn more about the RSCO schools and programs. We will continue to update the virtual fair website with information and events so keep checking the website for the latest information about RSCO’s amazing Choice schools and programs!

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 Family Guide Cover Page English

Family Guide (English)

  RSCO Family Guide Cover Page Spanish

Guía para la Familia (Spanish)

RSCO Schools and Programs

Magnet Schools, Grades PK to 12 (Theme-Based schools)

Open Choice Program, Grades PK to 12 

  • Hartford Residents: Students attend schools in participating suburban school districts (PK to 12)
  • Non-Hartford Residents: Students attend participating neighborhood schools in Hartford (K to 8)

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.