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

Application Deadline Extended for Open Choice (Hartford Residents)

The Hartford Region Open Choice program has additional seats available for students entering PK4 (age 4) through Grade 10! We have continued the late application for Open Choice so Hartford families can take advantage of this great option.

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Placement Announcements and Information


Families that applied to a RSCO School Choice school or program in the Greater Hartford Region for the 2021-22 school year and have not received a placement offer should monitor their email and RSCO online application accounts for updates. Please read your placement offers carefully. Most placement offers will have a quick response window of three (3) days or less.

Based on availability, RSCO will notify families with placement offers for:

  • Magnet schools, Open Choice program (Suburban Residents), and CTECS  up to September 30, 2021.
  • Open Choice Program (Hartford residents) up to November 30, 2021.

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RSCO School Choice School and Program Information

RSCO School Choice offers amazing programs and schools in the Greater Hartford Region for grades Pre-K (age 3) to 12. 

  • 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)

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Family Guide

Check out the 2021-22 School Year RSCO Family Guide to School Choice publication for great information about our schools and programs and other important information to help you make an informed choice!

  RSCO Family Guide Cover Page English

Family Guide (English)

  RSCO Family Guide Cover Page Spanish

Guía para la Familia (Spanish)

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.