There are two separate applications for families applying to Hartford District Schools and RSCO Magnet/Open Choice schools.

Need assistance?  Contact us at 860-695-8876 or visit our Enrollment Center located at 330 Wethersfield Avenue-1st Floor, Hartford.

DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Hartford Public School’s District on-time school application for the 2022-23 school year will be available soon!

If your child is new or returning to the District please complete the online registration at 2021-2022 Online Registration If you need assistance please call our offices at, (860) 695-8876 or email at schoolchoice@hartfordschools.org.

MAGNET & OPEN CHOICE SCHOOLS

The Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) Magnet/Open Choice/Technical schools on-time application period for the 2022-23 school year will be open from November 8, 2021 – January 31, 2022. 

To complete an on-time application, please visit the RSCO website. 

When to Apply

The application periods for the Hartford District Choice Application and the Regional School Choice Application are as follows:

Hartford District Choice Application:

  • Hartford Public School’s District on-time School Application for the 2022-23 school year will be available soon!
  • Once open, the application for Hartford Public School’s District schools can be found by visiting, hpschoice.com.

Regional School Choice (RSCO) Application:

  • The RSCO Magnet/Open Choice/Technical schools on-time application period for the 2022-23 school year will be open from November 8, 2021 – January 31, 2022.
  • Once upon, the application for RSCO magnet/open choice/technical schools can be found by visiting, choiceeducation.org.

Where to Apply

There are two separate applications for families applying to Hartford District Schools and RSCO Magnet/Open Choice schools:

District Schools:
Applications to our District (non-magnet) schools are open to Hartford residents only. Hartford residents should complete both the online Hartford District Choice application and the Regional School Choice application (choiceeducation.org) to maximize their options.
To apply, please visit: hpschoice.com.

Magnet/Open Choice/Technical Schools:
Applications to Magnet/Open Choice/Technical schools are open to Hartford and Suburban residents using the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) application.
To apply, please visit: choiceeducation.org.

Who Can Apply

All parents or legal guardians of a student can apply. All children living in the United States have a right to a free K-12 public education regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Hartford Residents:
Families can complete both the Hartford District Choice application and the Regional School Choice (RSCO) application. Hartford residents who fall into the categories below MUST apply to the Hartford District Choice Lottery:

  • New Kindergarten Students: Kindergarten age-eligible children (turning five on or before January 1, 2023) must register for school. PreK4 students currently enrolled in a HPS school readiness program within zone or magnet school do not need to apply for kindergarten, as they will continue in their current school.
  • Students Interested in Transferring Schools: Any students interested in changing from their current HPS neighborhood or magnet school can only do so by applying during the application period for the following school year.
  • All Students: Any Hartford resident student may submit a Hartford District Choice application.

Suburban Residents:
Families who wish to access Hartford Public School Magnet and Open Choice options apply only through the RSCO application.

What’s Next?

What families need to know after the placement process occurs.

Acceptance & Registration:
• Respond to your placement once your family receives notification.

• If placement is not accepted or declined within the time frame noted, the placement may be declined and the seat will be offered to another student. Families can accept electronically online or by returning the signed placement forms.

• To register your child, bring the required documents below to the Office of Enrollment and School Choice to finalize registration. If your child is attending a magnet school, please bring the registration documents to the school.

• Required Documents for Registration:
Proof of Guardianship
Proof of Child’s Age
Proof of Residency