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Hartford Public Schools is part of an all-choice system of schools so you are able to select from a wide variety of school options, models and themes that best fit the interest and learning style of your child.

The most important thing to understand about school choice in Hartford is that all the participating schools are tuition free public schools with open enrollment.

We offer several types of school options for families:

Please click here to view our Resource Guide for the 2018-2019 School Year in English or in Spanish.

CHOOSE

As a parent, you know your child best. This process is about using that knowledge to select a learning environment that is the best fit for your children and their future.

You can start by taking a few moments to think and talk with your child about:

  • What does your child like?
  • What makes your child unique?
  • What motivates your child to explore and learn?
  • What other factors are most important to you (e.g. school’s distance from home, afterschool clubs and sports)?

Use these helpful tips to guide you as you go through the school selection process:

APPLY

There are two separate lottery applications for families applying to Hartford District Schools and RSCO Magnet/Open Choice schools.  The on-time lottery application for both Hartford District Schools and RSCO Magnet/Open Choice Schools opens on November 1, 2017 and will close on February 28, 2018. 

DISTRICT SCHOOLS

MAGNET & OPEN CHOICE SCHOOLS

  • Applications to RSCO Magnet and Open Choice schools are open to Hartford and Suburban residents using the Regional School Choice Office application 
  • The on-time application period for the 2018-2019 School Year opens on November 1, 2017 and closes on February 28, 2018.

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

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

Hartford Choice How-to in Karen (Burmese) from Hartford Public Schools on Vimeo.

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

 

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