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Do you know that your School Choice options extended beyond your own home district?
Families have amazing educational options available to them in the Greater Hartford Region, with transportation provided for most areas. The Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) invites you to learn about the unique, high-quality public school choice options for Connecticut students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in the Greater Hartford Region through Interdistrict Magnet Schools, the Open Choice Program, Hartford Region Technical High Schools, and the Agricultural Science and Technology Education Centers. Make an informed decision for your family by learning more about RSCO programs and your options.
2022-23 School Year Placement Updates (Updated: May 20, 2022)
Magnet School Announcements
RSCO sent out placement notifications on Friday, May 20, 2022, by email and text messaging to families who applied to magnet schools in the Greater Hartford Region through the RSCO School Choice Application. If your child received a placement notification, please be sure to Accept the offer by the deadline of Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. and register within the time indicated in the notification.
Open Choice and CTECS Placement Announcements
There are more announcements coming soon for families who applied to the Open Choice Program and the CTECS Hartford Region Technical High Schools (AI Prince, EC Goodwin and Howell Cheney) through the RSCO School Choice Application! Please check this webpage often for updates for the next round of placement offers for families that applied to a RSCO School Choice school or program in the Greater Hartford Region.
If you did not receive a placement offer, please keep monitoring your email. RSCO will continue to send placement notifications to students through the spring and summer, as seats become available until September 30, 2022.
There is Still Time to Apply for the 2022-23 School Year Using the RSCO Late Application!
Families with students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 who missed the February 28, 2022 on-time deadline still have the opportunity to apply to RSCO Interdistrict Magnet Schools, Open Choice Programs, and Hartford Region Technical High Schools through September 15, 2022. RSCO offers a broad variety of school choice opportunities that empower families to choose opportunities for their students and to enable student success.
New RSCO Process Coming Soon!
In early June, RSCO is implementing a new process to increase changes of a placement in a choice school! Families who have not received a placement offer will have the option to add schools and programs to their child's application for the 2022-23 school year. Schools will be categorized by long, medium, and short waitlist, and families will be able to choose schools with short waitlist to increase the likelihood of a placement! Use the resources on the RSCO Virtual Fair Website to explore all the options and discover new schools that could be a great fit for your child.
The RSCO Family Guide and Quick Reference Guide contain great information about our schools and programs and other important information to help you make an informed choice.
RSCO Virtual Fair Website
Visit the RSCO Virtual Fair website to explore the amazing and unique school choice options, search for various in-person and virtual events (fairs, open houses, information sessions), watch school videos and so much more! With dozens of schools across the Greater Hartford area, there’s a fit for every student.
RSCO School Choice School and Program Information
Search and learn more about the incredible programs and schools available in the Greater Hartford Region for grades Pre-K (age 3) to 12 through RSCO School Choice.
- Magnet Schools (Interdistrict) (entering grade PK through grade 12)
- Open Choice Program (Greater Hartford Region) - Hartford Residents (entering Pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through grade 10)
- Open Choice Program (Greater Hartford Region) - Suburban residents (entering kindergarten through grade 8)
- Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) - Greater Hartford Region (entering grade 9)
- Agricultural Science and Technology Schools (ASTE) -- Hartford Residents (entering grade 9)
We are here to help you! The RSCO Office staff is available to help you at firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-713-6990, or if you have created an online application account you may use the message feature to contact RSCO.