Welcome to ChoiceEducation.org!

 The official site for the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and the school choice lottery for Hartford region magnet schools and the Open Choice Program.

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Connecticut’s State Department of Education (CSDE) created the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) in partnership with operator districts to conduct the Open Choice and magnet school lottery process in response to the Sheff v. O’Neil case (Milo Sheff, et al. v. William O’Neill, et al) and the decision in 1997. RSCO supports the lottery and assists families interested in learning about how to apply for RSCO magnet schools and the Open Choice program.

Select now to respond to a RSCO placement offer or waitlist.

Respond Now to Accept or Decline a RSCO Placement Offer or Waitlist Number.


Apply Now for Late Application.

The on-time application deadline for 2018-19 has passed.  Late application submission is available April 2 through July 31, 2018.
RSCO Schools & Programs available on the late application.


Parent Information Center
Connecticut State Department of Education
Regional School Choice Office (RSCO)
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite P28
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
E-mail: rsco.sde@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6990