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RSCO Application 2023-24 School Year

RSCO Announcements! 
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Placement Announcement Updates (updated on June 1, 2023) 
Late Application Information - there's still time to apply! 
School and Program Information 
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RSCO Placement Announcements (updated on June 1, 2023)

RSCO will continue to make placement offers to applicants on the waitlist as seats become available. Magnet and the Open Choice Program placement notifications will be sent biweekly throughout the summer. Hartford Region technical high school offers will only be made if seats become available. 

Placement Notification Schedule 

Families should monitor their emails and text messages for placement notifications. Listed below is a schedule of placement announcement dates for June. RSCO will continue to update the schedule as placement rounds are planned.

Families on a Waitlist will only be notified if they receive a placement offer.

Magnet School Placement Notifications Schedule

Placement Round Notice Date Response Date
1 April 17, 2023  April 26,2023 
2 May 10, 2023 May 17, 2023
3 May 24, 2023 May 30, 2023 
4 June 7, 2023 June 13, 2023
5 June 21, 2023 June 27, 2023

Open Choice Program Placement Notifications Schedule

Placement Round  Notice Date  Response Date
1 April 17, 2023  April 26, 2023 
2 May 16, 2023 May 25, 2023
3 June 1, 2023 June 7, 2023
June 15, 2023 June 21, 2023

CTECS Placement Notifications Schedule

Note that CTECS placement notifications will only be made if seats become available. 

Placement and Registration Information

It is important to start the registration process immediately after you accept your placement offer and within the timeframe provided by the school to maintain your placement. To respond to your placement offer:

  • Log in to your RSCO Account
  • Go to the Dashboard and download your notification letter from the Documents section under Tools
  • Select View Offer on the student card
  • Select View Offer on the Magnet or Open Choice Application
  • Select Accept or Decline your placement offer by the deadline indicated on your placement notification. 

Please continue reading to learn more about RSCO's new process for families on the Waitlist.

New Process for Families on the Waitlist for the 2023-24 School Year to Add School Selections

Families with students on the waitlist are now able to add schools and programs to their application(s), as well as adjust their choice order, using the information about the likelihood of receiving an offer to help guide their selections.

  • Depending on eligibility, families may
    • add up to five (5) additional magnet schools to their student's application
    • add up to five (5) Open Choice districts/schools to their student's application; and
    • remove or change the choice order of your original school selections.
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  • Students applying to grade nine may also add the Hartford Regional Technical High Schools as a region to their application.

To inform your school selections, a colored indicator will display on your original school selection and on the school directory to describe the size of the waitlist at each school (green for small; yellow for medium; red for long).

Please refer to the Waitlist Process resource document for more information:

RSCO School Choice Late Application (updated: March 15, 2023)

Families with students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 still have the opportunity to apply to RSCO Interdistrict Magnet Schools, Open Choice Programs, and Hartford Region Technical High Schools through the late application for the 2023-24 school year. The RSCO Late  Application is available through September 15, 2023!

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RSCO is here to help you with your application! Check out our video for important tips before submitting your 2023-24 RSCO School Choice application!

RSCO School and Program Information ChooseYourSchool.org

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.

Visit ChooseYourSchool.org, the RSCO School and Program Information Website, to explore the amazing and unique school choice options available to families in the Greater Hartford Region. Families can search for schools based on theme, grade-level, and other features, plus watch school videos, search for upcoming events, and so much more! Once they are ready, families can access the RSCO School Choice Application from the ChooseYourSchool.org website by selecting the apply button.

Visit ChooseYourSchool.org