Welcome to RSCO

Do you know that your School Choice options extend beyond your own home district?

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 (PK) 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.

RSCO School and Program Information Website

Visit the RSCO School and Program Information Website for all the information you need to explore the amazing and unique school choice options avaiable to families in the Greater Hartford Region. Families can search for schools based on theme, grade-level, and other features, plus watch school videos, search for upcoming events, and so much more! 

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Get Ready to Apply for the 2023-24 School Year at the RSCO School Choice Fun Fall Fair!

Location: Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main Street, Hartford 
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022 
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sign-upTo make check-in easier, please sign up in advance. Register before the event and you will receive a bracelet at check-in for your kids to run the bases!

RSCO invites you to join us for fun, games and awesome information about the public School Choice opportunities available through the Greater Hartford Region and to get you ready to apply for the 2023-24 school year. Families can meet with representatives from RSCO's magnet schools, open choice schools and technical high schools to learn about classes, sports, clubs, transportation and have some fun while they are there, too! Students can discover the perfect school that supports and encourages their individual interests, passions, and goals.

This fun, free event is the perfect time for prospective families to learn more, ask questions, and discover exactly what RSCO is all about. Plus, there will be free food, face painting, games, a Teen Zone, running the bases, kids' favorite characters, and so much more!

Free Parking: Parking lot across the street from Dunkin Donuts Park (Main Street) or Laz Parking Lot on Market Street (next to Good Year).

Free Shuttle Bus: RSCO will be offering free shuttle buses to the RSCO Fun Fair.


Coming Soon! Watch for the new application for the 2023-24 school year in December 2022!

2022-23 School Year Application and Placement Updates (updated: September 30, 2022) 

The 2022-23 RSCO School Choice On-line Application has closed and is no longer accepting new applications. 

  • Magnet and CTECS: RSCO is no longer sending CTECS or magnet school placement offers for the 2022-23 school year.
  • Open Choice Program - Hartford Residents: RSCO will continue to make placement offers for the 2022-23 school year through November 30, 2022 to Hartford residents who applied to the Open Choice Program. Families will be notified via email or text messaging of a placement offer if seats become available. Respond

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. Check back for RSCO's updated publications for the 2023-24 school year coming soon.

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RSCO School Choice School and Program Information

Search and learn more about these incredible programs and schools available through RSCO School Choice for Connecticut residents in the Greater Hartford Region with children entering PK (age 3) through grade 12.

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Contact Us!

We are here to help you! The RSCO Office staff is available to help you at rsco.sde@ct.gov, 860-713-6990, or if you have created an online application account you may use the message feature to contact RSCO.