WHO SHOULD REGISTER?
Children entering Pre-K through Grade 12 that are new or returning to Hartford
Hartford resident children turning 5 years old on or before January 1, 2024
Children that received and accepted a placement offer through the HPS District Choice Placement process
Children that received and accepted a placement offer through the Regional School Choice application into a Hartford Public School
WHAT ARE THE STEPS?
STEP 1: Hartford Families new to the district should visit the Office of Enrollment and School Choice on the ground level of 280 Trumbull Street for registration and placement.
If your child is new to the District or in a transitional grade (Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten) for the 2023-2024 School Year you must complete an online registration here.
Please note, placement in a magnet/open choice school is through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO).
STEP 2: Visit our offices at 280 Trumbull Street - Ground Level - in Hartford, CT. Bring the following required documents 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.
Proof of Guardianship
Proof of Age
Proof of Residency
Student’s Health Records
Student’s Vaccination Records
STEP 3: Prepare for the First Day of School – Attend!
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION?
In order to finalize the registration, proof of guardianship, student’s age, and residency are required. Please bring the following documents to the Office of Enrollment and School Choice to finalize the registration.
PROOF OF GUARDIANSHIP
Parent(s) of Student
Driver’s License or State Issued Identification
Driver’s License of State Issued Identification
Court Document indicating custody or guardianship
State Appointed Custodian(s)
State Agency Issued Work Identification
DCF Notification Document (i.e. DCF 603 Form)
PROOF OF AGE
Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport
Immunization Records may be accepted if birth certificate or passport is not available
PROOF OF RESIDENCY
Provide 1 of the following primary documents in the name of the Parent/Guardian(s)
Current Mortgage Statement
Current Utility Bill (electric, gas, or water)
Provide 2 of the following secondary documents in the name of the Parent/Guardian(s) with matching addresses:
Current Bill (Cable or Phone)
Current Pay Stub
Current Proof of Government Benefits
If the parent/guardian is unable to provide proof of residency due to living with family member of friend, a Certification of Residency Form must be completed and notarized by both parties. Also a proof of residency document must be provided by the Hartford resident.
The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides special legal protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness, including homeless “unaccompanied youth” who are not in the custody of a parent or guardian. Children experiencing homelessness or displacement have a right to enroll in school even if their families cannot produce enrollment documentation. Assistance is available at the time of registration.
PROOF OF GRADE
Proof of grade is Not required to complete the registration. However, if it is provided at the time of registration, school staff will have the opportunity to plan for your child’s class schedule.
For Students entering KG – Grade 8
Latest Report Card or Progress Report
For Students Entering Grade 9 -12
Transcript or Latest Report Card