State of Connecticut Department of Education’s Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office (RSCO)

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The following information has been summarized from the Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) website http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2774&q=336804

The Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) was created by the Connecticut State Department of Education to assist families interested in learning about, and applying to RSCO schools and programs located in the Greater Hartford region through the annual RSCO lottery. The RSCO staff provide families with the information they need to make timely and informed decisions about their student’s public school choice options given the child’s age and interests.

The RSCO lottery includes two programming options:

  1. RSCO Interdistrict Magnet Schools serve various grades located in Hartford and throughout the Greater Hartford region. These public school options attract PreK-12 applicants and are theme-based to support personalized learning opportunities.
  2. The Hartford Region Open Choice Program provides an opportunity for Hartford students to attend non-magnet suburban public schools, and for suburban students to attend a non-magnet Hartford public school.  Separate from RSCO’s magnet school offerings, Open Choice students attend an existing district school outside of their hometown and transportation is provided.

How to Apply:
The RSCO works on a lottery system, placing students who have submitted a complete and on-time application to available RSCO schools and programs. For current application, lottery information, and to apply online, visit the website or call RSCO at 860-713-6990 for more details.

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SOURCE: State of Connecticut Department of Education
PREPARED BY: 211/kq
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2017