S.A.N.D. School Closed Today, Friday, March 27th

Welcome  |  Overview  |  Calendar  |  Application Process  |  Placement & Reg  |  Transportation  |  FAQs  |  Apply  |  Contact Us



How & When do Families Apply?
For the 2015-2016 School Year, the Hartford District Choice Lottery and the Regional School Choice Lottery, families need only keep one application timeframe in mind:
OPENS: Saturday, November 15, 2014
CLOSES: Friday, February 27, 2015
To Apply:
Remember:  print and save the confirmation pages you receive once your applications are successfully submitted.
Who can Apply?
  • All parents or legal guardians of a student can apply.
  • Hartford Resident families can complete both the Hartford District Choice Lottery and the Regional School Choice (RSCO) Lottery applications.  
  • Non-Resident families who wish to access Hartford Public School Magnet and Open Choice options apply only through the RSCO application.
What Grades are Eligible to Apply?
  • All students can apply, but students in the transitional grades MUST apply.
  • Transitional grades are Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and Eight Grade –entry or last/final grade of the current school.  Seat availability is greater in the transitional grades.
  • Non-transitional grades are all other grades (1st-7th) where a change is not required but a family may choose to apply to access a new school theme or opportunity. Seat availability is more limited in the non-transitional grades.

Remember:  that if you submit an application and the student is held back in their current grade at the end of the year, then the student remains at their current school.

The school selection process may seem a bit overwhelming.  But, it’s easy if you watch this video and follow these few simple steps!

No need to write it all down, the steps are also listed below.

Hartford Choice How-to in English from Hartford Public Schools on Vimeo.


Hartford Choice How-to en español from Hartford Public Schools on Vimeo.


Please click here for a printable version of, “How to Apply: HPS School Selection at a Glance”  in English or en español.


Still have questions? Contact us at:

Hartford Public Schools Office of School Choice, 860-695-8876

Office of School Choice Staff at the RSCO Office, 860-713-6991



  Your Child’s Future Begins Here in Hartford!