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 On-line Application 2021-22 School Year


Placement Announcements (updated on June 15, 2021)

RSCO is excited to announce that on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 notifications for the next round of school placement offers were emailed and/or text messaged to families that applied to a school choice program in the Greater Hartford Region. The next step for families that received this notification is to log into their online application and view their placement letter which provides the name of the school/program, the response deadline, and other important information.


We understand this is an important decision, please make use of the resources and information available to find out even more about your awesome opportunity. The deadline to accept this offer is Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


Where can I find my Placement Offer Letter?

The placement offer letter is available as a digital copy (also known as a PDF) in your RSCO online application account.

  1. Log into your online application using your account email address and password
  2. Go to Your Documents section of the Dashboard
  3. Select the placement offer letter

How do I respond to a Placement Offer?

Please use the following steps to respond to a placement offer:

  1. Log into your online application using your account email address and password
  2. On your Dashboard, select a response, either Accept or Decline by the response deadline
  3. If you have questions, you may contact RSCO using the messaging option in your online application or contact them at rsco.sde@ct.gov or 860-713-6990

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.

Respond to a Waitlist Notification

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!

Apply Now! Learn More

Families who did not submit an application before the on-time application deadline on March 19, 2021 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!

Visit RSCO'S Virtual Fair

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)

Learn More

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.