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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.

2nd Annual RSCO School Choice Fun Fair - Saturday, August 13, 2022

Location: Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main Street, Hartford 
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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The RSCO Summer Fair is back and better than ever!

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.

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!

RSCO will be offering free shuttle buses to the RSCO Summer Fun Fair. Please check back for locations and schedule. 

2022-23 School Year Placement Updates

School Choice Placement Announcement Information

There are more announcements coming soon for families who applied to Magnet Schools, 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 on placement notifications for families that applied to a RSCO School Choice school or program in the Greater Hartford Region.

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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.

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New RSCO Process Coming Soon!

In 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. We will inform families when the new process is available. 

Publications

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.