Choice Corner February 2016

Choice Corner February 2016

TIME IS RUNNING OUT, APPLY NOW!  Time is running out to choose the best school for your children and their FUTURE!  The Hartford District and Hartford Magnet/Open Choice lottery applications are set to close on Monday, February 29th.  Families should apply online and visit for more information!


Monday, February 29th—Application Deadlines


Hartford District Choice Lottery:   

o   CLOSES: February 29, 2016 — Apply online:

NEW:West Middle is NOW ACCEPTING Prekindergarten (Age 4) applications; apply at


Regional School Choice Magnet & Open Choice Lottery:  

o   CLOSES: February 29, 2016 — Apply online:


Hartford Families, Remember—Use ALL of your school selection options!


·         Transitional Gradesare families seeking to apply to Prekindergarten (Age 4), Kindergarten and Ninth Grade.  These students MUST APPLY today by visiting

·         Apply online to BOTH the HPS District & Magnet/Open Choice applications before February 29th for a greater school selection menu of choices


#HPS Opens Doors!


Keep in contact with the Office of School Choice for important post-lottery information!

o   Like us on Facebook

o   Visit us online at

Still have questions, call us!

o   Office of School Choice, 960 Main Street—9th Floor

§  Phone: 860-695-8876


o   Office of School Choice (Magnet & Open Choice Office), 165 Capitol Avenue—Rm 363

§  Phone: 860-713-6991


The Office of School Choice goes to Washington, D.C.!

Our Executive Director, Enid Rey and Assistant Director, Marjorie Davis met with important educational leaders in Washington, D.C.!  Along with the Office of School Choice are several other Connecticut Magnet school leaders with Dr. John B. King, U.S. Secretary of Education.

Congressman Joe Courtney, Magnet Schools Champion Award Recipient, with Executive Director of Choice for Hartford Public Schools Enid Rey and Assistant Director, Marjorie Davis along with several other Connecticut Magnet school leaders!

Check our schools our on Fox 61!

o   Hartford Public Schools has been featured on Fox 61 Good Day Connecticut!  Our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Executive Director of School Choice, Enid Rey and two Hartford Magnet Schools were featured.  Tune in at 9AM next Thursday to see our final segment on Classical Magnet School or see past airings by clicking on the links below:


·         Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez speaks with Amanda Raus about the “plan for excellence” initiative at Hartford Public Schools:


·         Executive Director of Choice, Enid Rey, sat down with Amanda Raus to explain Magnet, Open Choice and District school Lottery information and options! Check it out!


·         Students earn college credit for FREE while in high school at Capital Community College Magnet Academy (CCCMA).  Click here to see Dean of Academics, Christian Arsenault discuss all the possibilities available to students at CCCMA:


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