Choice Corner September 2016

Choice Corner September 2016


The school year has just started, but the Future is coming soon!  It seems we have just settled into new routines but, the Office of School Choice is already preparing for next school year.  Find out what you need to know!

Your Child’s Future is Here, Plan Now!

choozie-rt-pointWhat Parents Need to Know:

Application Open and Close Dates



  • Hartford District Choice Lottery: OPENS: Tuesday, November 1, 2016  

       CLOSES: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Regional School Choice Lottery: OPENS: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 

       CLOSES: Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Find Out More about Hartford Public Schools:

  • Saturday, November 5th—RSCO 1st Fair
    • 10:00AM-1:00PM, A.I. Prince Tech

For Hartford & Non-Hartford Residents interested in PK-Grade 12 schools


Hartford Parents Remember:

  • Complete both the Hartford District Choice Lottery and Regional School Choice Lottery Applications
  • You must complete a Hartford District Choice Lottery application if you will have a Kindergartener or 9th Grade student next school year (transitional student)
  • Use ALL of your options!


We Are Here to Help:

  • The Hartford Public Schools Office of School Choice can be reached at 860-695-8876 or visit online at
  • The Regional School Choice Office (Magnet & Open Choice Schools) can be reached at 860-713-6990 or visit online at


Summer News & Events:

United States Secretary of Education, John B. King visited our Hartford Trinity College Magnet Academy to discuss the Stronger Together legislation supporting voluntary, community-led efforts to increase socioeconomic and racial diversity in schools.  Read more here.

As you know, Hartford Public Schools is seen as a national leader in this field given the distinguished work of our Magnet Schools.  Several of our schools have earned the title of #1 Magnet School in the Nation as recipients of Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Magnet Schools of Excellence, including:

  • 2015 Breakthrough Magnet School
  • 2012 University High School of Science and Engineering Magnet School
  • 2011 Hartford Trinity College Magnet Academy  2011