Welcome to Hartford Public Schools! In partnership with our families and communities, we inspire and prepare all students to meet success in and beyond school. The Office of School Choice stands ready to assist you throughout enrollment process.
All children who reside in Hartford are eligible to enroll in our schools. Hartford Public Schools requires all students to be fully registered prior to school entry. A parent or guardian must register students under the age of 18.
We are pleased to announce that registration is now simplified with our on-line PowerSchool registration system. New families to Hartford Public Schools can complete registration using the online forms.
Assistance is available by visiting or calling us at:
Office of School Choice
960 Main Street, 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
860-695-8876 or 860-695-1500
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
**Computer assistance is available**
New Student Registration
- Are you new to Hartford with a child entering grades K-12 who needs to be enrolled in school?
- Are you a current Hartford resident with a child turning 5 years old on or before January 1, 2020 and is ready for kindergarten?
- If so, don’t delay. Register today!
STEP 1: New students to the district must receive placement in a school before registering. Hartford Families new to the district should visit the Office of School Choice at 960 Main Street, 1st floor for placement. All efforts are made to place students within zone and to keep siblings together. Please note, placement in a magnet school is through the Regional School Choice Lottery (RSCO) only during the lottery period (November 1 – January 31).
STEP 2: Complete the online registration form by following the link below.
STEP 3: Bring the following required documents to the Office of School Choice to finalize registration. If your child is attending a magnet school, please bring the registration documents to the school.
*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 School Choice to finalize the registration.
PROOF OF GUARDIANSHIP
- Parent(s) of Student
- Driver’s License or State Issued Identification
- Birth Certificate
- Legal Guardian(s)
- 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
- Lease Agreement
- 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