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About The Regional
School Choice Office (RSCO)

Your Future, Your Choice!

The Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office, also known as RSCO, has a motto – Your future, your choice! Families in the Greater Hartford Region have the power to make a CHOICE about where their student attends school by choosing a free, public school outside their home district that provides the academic challenge and specialized instruction to set students up for success for the FUTURE.

Who we are: RSCO (the Regional School Choice Office) is the office established by the Connecticut State Department of Education to help families access school choice opportunities in the Greater Hartford Region.

What we do: RSCO serves as a centralized resource for information about unique, high quality, public prekindergarten through grade 12 school choice options for students in the Greater Hartford Region, including magnet schools, the Open Choice Program, Hartford Region Technical High Schools (A.I. Prince, E.C. Goodwin, and Howell Cheney), and Hartford Region Agricultural Science and Technology Education (ASTE) schools.

How we help families: RSCO manages the application and placement process for magnet schools, the Open Choice Program, and Hartford Region Technical High Schools in the Greater Hartford Region. Through RSCO, families APPLY to magnet schools, Open Choice districts, and Hartford Region Technical High Schools and receive PLACEMENT information about their school choice selections.

How to contact or visit RSCO’s Parent Resource Center: The RSCO Parent Resource Center’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Contact RSCO for help through whatever means is most convenient for you:

Other RSCO Resources: RSCO has a multitude of resources available to help families make an informed choice about their school choice opportunities.

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We invite families to explore this website and discover the broad variety of public school options that are available to their students through school choice and to find all the information they need to make an informed choice about where their child attends school!

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