Welcome to RSCO
Do you know that your School Choice options extend 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 (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.
Rescheduled! 2nd Annual RSCO School Choice Fun Fair - Saturday, August 13, 2022 is now on Saturday, October 22, 2022 - with a new time!
A New Date and a Bigger fun fair for a day of games, food, fun activities and great information!
The RSCO School Choice Fun Fair is rescheduled to October 22, 2022 for families to enjoy awesome games and activities while gathering information to help you choose the best schools for your kids! Due to a scheduling conflict in the area of Dunkin Donuts Park, we are re-scheduling the fair from Saturday, August 13, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022 to make sure families can come and joy the day!
Location: Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main Street, Hartford
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sign-up! To make check-in easier, please sign up in advance.
Join us for fun, games and awesome information about the public School Choice opportunities available through the Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). 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 you're there, too! Students can discover the perfect school that supports and encourages their individual interests, passions, and goals.
RSCO will be offering free shuttle buses to the RSCO Fun Fair. Please check back on this page for bus schedules.
This fun, free event is the perfect time for new, current, and prospective families to learn more, ask questions, and discover exactly what RSCO is all about. Plus, there will be free food, face painting, games, and so much more!Sign-up!
New Application Process
We are excited to introduce a new enhancement to the RSCO application that may increase the chances of receiving a placement offer for the 2022-23 school year.
- Existing applicants that have not received a placement offer may add new schools and/or districts to their application.
- New applicants will add schools and or/districts to their application.
Watch our short video for instructions on how to navigate the application and use the new enhanced features. Once you are familiar with this new process, log into the RSCO application and "Go to Details" to:
- add new schools or districts to a submitted application;
- review waitlist statuses;
- submit an application for each child; and
- respond to placement offers.
2022-23 School Year Placement Updates
School Choice Placement Announcement Information (updated: August 8, 2022)
Magnet Schools and Open Choice Program
RSCO is making weekly announcements for magnet school and Open Choice Program placement opportunities. Families who applied to magnet schools and/or the Open Choice Program in the Greater Hartford Region through the RSCO School Choice Application will be notified via email or text messaging of a placement offer. If your child receives a placement notification, please be sure to Accept the offer by the deadline indicated in the notifications. Please check your RSCO account often for updates on placement notifications.
RSCO will email and text message placement announcements for the CTECS Hartford Region Technical High Schools (A.I. Prince, E.C. Goodwin, and Howell Cheney) if seats become available.
There is Still Time to Apply for the 2022-23 School Year Using the RSCO Late Application!
Families with students entering Pre-Kindergarten (PK) 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.
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 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.
- Magnet Schools (Interdistrict) (entering grade PK (age 4) through grade 12)
- Open Choice Program (Greater Hartford Region)
- 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.