What do I need to get started?
Have a conversation with your child about their interests and talents
Go to http://smartchoices.trincoll.edu to examine the school options within your Home Zone
Get to know your school: attend a School Fair, School Open Houses, “Get on the Bus” high school tour, or Community Technical Assistance session
Have your child’s Powerschool Student ID number handy. Contact your child’s school to request the student ID number.
Begin your application:
- If you are a Hartford resident and are applying to a non-magnet school belonging to the Hartford Public Schools district, visit http://hpschoice.com/site.php.
- If you are a Hartford resident or a suburban parent and are applying to a magnet school, visit https://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/rsco/application_2014/Login.aspx.
- If you are a suburban parent and are applying to a non-magnet school belonging to the Hartford Public Schools district, visit https://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/rsco/application_2014/Login.aspx.
Where can I find the Hartford District Choice application?
The application for the 2014-15 Hartford District Choice Lottery can be found and completed at www.hartfordschools.org.Families are encouraged to submit online applications as changes can be easily made as you learn more about your school options. Paper applications are available from the Office of School Choice.
Where can I find assistance to complete the Hartford District Choice Lottery application?
The Office of Choice,the Welcome Center and Achieve Hartford stand ready to assist! Assistance is also available:
Begin by reading through these updated sections on our site:
Additionally, a complete guide to the Choice process including a full directory of all Hartford Public Schools, download the FUTURE GUIDE HERE.
2. At Hartford Choice events
See Calendar of Events for listing of dates and times.
3. At Technical Assistance sessions
Ongoing sessions to be held at libraries and schools. See Calendar of Events for listing and dates and times.
4. At your child’s school
Each school has trained staff to assist you.
If I applied last year, do I have to reapply?
Yes. The lottery is conducted on yearly basis; last year’s application information is no longer valid. Remember, if your child is in a transitional grade you must apply.
How many schools must I select for my child?
Four (4) school options must be selected in order for the application to be considered complete. Parents are encouraged to select choices within their Home Zone as transportation may not be provided for school selections that are out of Zone.
How do I know which schools are in my Home Zone?
See the Choice Map on page 17 showing the schools within each Zone. For more detailed information about the schools and the Zones, please visit http://www.hartfordschools.org/ or http://smartchoices.trincoll.edu.
Can I submit changes to my Hartford Choice District Application?
Yes. Changes can be made throughout the lottery application period of November 15, 2013 to February 28, 2014. If you applied online, you can log in and make the changes to your application. Notification of changes will be sent via email. If you submitted a paper application, you must submit another paper application. The most recent complete, on-time application will be entered into the lottery.