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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:

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 Chocie Schools has now closed.

DISTRICT SCHOOLS

  • Applications to our District (non-magnet) schools are open to Hartford residents only.
  • The on-time application period for the 2017-2018 School Year is now closed.
  • Families who are in need of a Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and/or 9th Grade Seat for next school year (2017-2018) and missed the on-time application, should complete a placement request form at our district office; 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

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 2017-2018 School Year is now closed.
  • The late application period for magnet and/or open choice schools will open on April 3rd. Please visit, here to apply to the late application.

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.

 

Learn about the School Selection Process from Enid Rey, Executive Director of School Choice, in English o en español.

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