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 Enrollment and 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.
Update as of May 2021 for School year 2021-2022
Magnet School students
If you have been placed and accepted a seat at a magnet school for the upcoming 2021-2022 School Year (beginning August 2021) please contact the school directly for registration instructions and next steps.
All other questions may be directed to the Office of Enrollment and School Choice directly.
New families to Hartford Public Schools are encouraged to complete the registration online at 2021-2022 Online Registration.
Families who have completed the online registration will receive an email notification regarding school placement.
The Office of Enrollment and School Choice is open By Appointment Only. Appointments are only necessary if you are unable to complete the online registration process and require assistance.
Please call 860-695-8876 to schedule an appointment, if assistance is needed.
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
*Face Masks are required to enter the building and must be worn in the office at all times.*
Office of Enrollment and School Choice
330 Wethersfield Ave, 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06114
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, 2021 and is ready for kindergarten?
- If so, don’t delay. Register today!
For information on PreK4 school readiness registration please click here
STEP 1: Hartford Families new to the district should visit the Office of Enrollment and School Choice by appointment, at 330 Wethersfield Ave, 1st floor for registration and placement.
Hartford Public School’s District on-time School Application is now closed for the 2021-22 school year.
If you missed the deadline and your child is new to the District or in a transitional grade (Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten) you may complete a late application by calling our offices at, (860) 695-8876 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, placement in a magnet school is through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). The RSCO on- time application for the 2021-22 school year is now closed. However, the late application for the Magnet, Open Choice and Technical Schools will begin April 5th through August 15th.
If you have not completed the online registration form for this school year (2020-2021) Click here: 2020-2021 Online Registration
STEP 3: 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.
*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
- 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