Application Assistance

You have a choice about where your child attends school. The Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) is here to help you make that choice by providing the information you need to make an informed decision and apply when you are ready!

Come to one of the many events we have scheduled, Family Fun Nights, RSCO Fairs, and Open Houses that offer application assistance as part of the event. Discover the many school choice options available in the Greater Hartford Region for families with children entering prekindergarten (age 3) through grade 12, including: Greater Hartford Regional Interdistrict Magnet Schools, the Hartford Region Open Choice Program, Hartford Region Technical High Schools, and the Hartford Region Agricultural Science and Technology Education Centers. 

Search an Application Assistance Event

In addition to these events, there are numerous opportunities to receive assistance at application assistance sites and during extended weekday hours and weekend hours to ensure you get the information and help you need to complete your RSCO School Choice Application on your schedule. Extended hours will run through February 28, 2023. 

Application Assistance Sites

Extended Hours

Have questions about the application process? We’re here for you! You can email us, call us by phone, or message us in the application. 

Email: Email RSCO at rsco.sde@ct.gov and a member of our staff will respond to your question as quickly as possible. You can also send us a message through the Dashboard in your online application.

Call: Call RSCO at 860-713-6990 during our office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If we miss your call, please leave a message and our staff will return your call during office hours. RSCO representatives speak Spanish and use an interpretation service that provides assistance for hundreds of other languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Karen, Korean, Nepalese, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Tamil, and Vietnamese.

 

RSCO has partnered with community-based organizations to provide application support and assistance during regular business hours and extended hours into the events and/or weekends. Please refer to the lists below under Application Assistance Sites for hours at our various application assistance locations. 

 

Application Assistance Sites

RSCO and the other organizations listed below provide helpful assistance to families interested in School Choice opportunities. Contact RSCO or an Application Assistance Site to talk through your options, get the information you need about School Choice, and access assistance in selecting schools and programs that work best for your family and give your child the best chance for a placement. Application Assistance Sites will also help you through the application! Please call ahead to schedule an appointment (in-person or virtual). Days and hours of operation vary by location. Sites, dates and times are subject to change

RSCO's Primary School Choice Application Assistance Sites

RSCO Parent Information Center 450 Columbus Blvd., Plaza Level, Suite 28, Hartford
Call:860-713-6990
Email:rsco.sde@ct.gov
Website:ChooseYourSchool.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hartford Public Schools Office of Enrollment and School Choice Welcome Center 330 Wethersfield Avenue, 1st Floor, Hartford
Call: 860-695-8876
Email: SchoolChoice@hartfordschools.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (no appointment required)

CREC Welcome Center 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford
Call:860-509-3700
Emailschoolchoice@crec.org 
Chat
Chat live on-line
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hartford Public Library (HPL) - Main Branch (Downtown Hartford) Children’s Room 500 Main Street, Hartford 
Call: 860-695-6325
Text: 860-969-9148 or 860-306-9757
Emailschoolchoiceoffice@hplct.org
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Friday through Saturday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Hartford Public Library - Albany Branch 1250 Albany Avenue, Hartford
Call: 860-695-7380
Hours: Second Tuesday of the Month, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Hartford Public Library - Barbour Branch 261 Barbour Street, Hartford
Call: 860-695-7400
Hours: Fourth Thursday of the Month, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Hartford Public Library - Camp Field Branch 30 Campfield Avenue, Hartford 
Call: 860-695-7440
Hours:  First Tuesday of the Month, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Hartford Public Library - Dwight Branch 7 New Park Avenue, Hartford
Call: 860-695-7440
Hours: First Wednesday of the month, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Hartford Public Library - Park Branch 744 Park Street, Hartford
Call: 860-695-7500
Hours: Third Wednesday of the Month, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

RSCO's Satellite Sites Offering Application Assistance

Community Renewal Team (CRT) - Douglas Street 170 Douglas Street, Hartford
Call:   860-560-5460
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Community Renewal Team (CRT) - Laurel Street 211 Laurel Street, Hartford
Call: 860-560-5487
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Community Renewal Team (CRT) - Job Corps 100 William Shorty Campbell Boulevard, Hartford 
Call: 860-952-1790
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Community Renewal Team (CRT) - Thomas T D Ritter 555 Windsor Street, Hartford
Call: 959-230-0742
Hours: 
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Hartford Communities That Care 2550 Main Street, Hartford
Call:  860-580-6831
Hours:
Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Imagineers, LLC
635 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
Call:   860-768-3353
Hours:
Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Institute for Hispanic Family/Catholic Charities 45 Wadsworth Street, Hartford
Call: 860-524-6853 ext. 221 or 222
Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford 30 Arbor Street, Hartford
Call: 860-233-3853
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm 

The Village for Families and Children, Inc. 1680 Albany Avenue, Hartford
Call: 860-236-4511 ext. 3416
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

RSCO's Satellite Sites Resource Centers with RSCO Informational Publications

Asylum Hill Family Center 896 Asylum Ave., Hartford
Call:
860-244-9944

Blue Hills Civic Association
1229 Albany Ave., Hartford
Call:
860-560-7360, ext. 102

Parker Memorial Family Center
2621 Main St., Hartford
Call
: 860-757-0827

Southside Family Center
35 Groton St., Hartford
Call:
860-297-7800

SS Cyril & Methodius Child Development Center
45 Groton St., Hartford
Call:
860-206-9265