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  • Application Assistance

    In addition to the Parent Information Center, the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) partners with a number of community organizations to offer application assistance and general information about RSCO magnet schools and programming.

  • What is School Choice?

    The term “school choice” means parents have an additional opportunity to choose the schools their child will attend for an elementary and secondary education. Based on both state and federal laws, Connecticut public school choice programs are an opportunity to raise student achievement and to “reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation” as described in the 1997 Enhancing Education Choices and Opportunities Act (Public Act 97-290).

  • Homeschooling in Connecticut

    Homeschooling as an Option to Public School Education

  • Physically Active School Systems (PASS)

    The Connecticut Red Ribbon Physically Active School System (PASS) program award recognizes physical fitness as an essentiual element of schoool success. Superintendents from PASS eligible districts may nominate their schools or districts for the Red Ribbon PASS award.

  • Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

    The WSCC model provides an infrastructure for schools to engage students, families, staff, and the community to improve the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of every child.

  • School Climate Transformation Grant

    The School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) is a five-year federal award that has been established to assist state agencies in developing, enhancing and expanding their statewide systems of support for, and technical assistance to, local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools implementing an evidence-based, multi-tiered behavioral framework (MTBF), e.g., Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students.

  • Administrative Review Summary Reports for School Nutrition Programs

    The Connecticut State Department of Education's administrative review reports summarize the results of each school food authority's administrative review of the NSLP and SBP, as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • School Social Work

    Guidance and resources for Connecticut’s school social workers.

  • Sample SLOs by Content Area

    The Student Learning Goal/Objective in the teacher evaluation and support system is a carefully planned, broad academic goal that a teacher sets at the beginning of the year for all students or subgroups of students and is informed by available data. It is measured by Indicators of Academic Growth and Development (IAGDs), which include specific targets for student learning and expected outcomes over an entire course or year of instruction.

  • Meal Pattern Training for School Nutrition Programs

    The What’s for Lunch? and What’s for Breakfast? workshops provide information for school nutrition programs on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) meal patterns and offer versus serve requirements for grades K-12.

  • Afterschool Snack Program (ASP)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's ASP operates under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). It provides cash reimbursement to help schools serve nutritious snacks to children in afterschool activities aimed at promoting the health and well-being of children and youth in Connecticut’s communities.

  • Comprehensive School Counseling and College/Career and Citizen-Ready

    Guidance and resources for school counseling.

  • Private Schools

    Procedures for application as an approved non public school and as a recognized accrediting agency.

  • CACFP At-risk Afterschool Care Centers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's CACFP in at-risk afterschool care centers provides cash assistance for nutritious snacks and meals served at no charge to students ages 18 and younger in afterschool programs.

  • Chart 5: What Does High-Impact Family Engagement Look Like in Reducing Chronic Absence?