The RSCO School Choice Application for the 2024-25 School Year is Open! Apply Now!

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Announcements

We will be updating this page with important and timely information about the RSCO application process.
Please check back here regularly for updates.

CTECS Early Placement Announcements for A.I. Prince, E.C. Goodwin, and Howell Cheney. (Updated 2/20/2024)

RSCO is excited to announce that placement notifications for A.I. Prince, E.C. Goodwin, and Howell Cheney Technical High Schools were emailed and/or text messaged to families with students entering grade 9 who applied by the early deadline of February 1, 2024. The deadline to accept a placement notification is March 1, 2024, by 11:59 pm. Log in to your RSCO Account to view your placement status.

New Full Day PK3 Options for the 2024-25 School Year

Breakthrough Magnet School North and Breakthrough Magnet School South – Now offering Full Day PK3 Programming for the 2024-25 School Year!

Attention families with children entering PK3 and PK4! New for the 2024-25 school year, Breakthrough Magnet School North and Breakthrough Magnet School South will be offering full-day preschool for PK3 (age 3) and PK4 (age 4) to benefit our youngest learners with academic readiness and socialization! Visit the Online School Directory and RSCO School Directory Publication (English) or (Spanish) for more information about these amazing schools!

Apply when you are ready!

Review the Important Information page to review important tips and strategies for applying and take advantage of RSCO’s Online School Choice Directory to identify the options available to your family. Search schools by program type, magnet theme, and location and find the best fit for your student!

Apply Now!

Key Dates and Events

RSCO Application Periods

Mark your calendar so that you know exactly what is happening, and when.

On-Time Application Period

Magnet Schools, Open Choice Program, and CTECS

  • Opens: December 4, 2023
  • CTECS Early Round Deadline: February 1, 2024
  • Closes: March 15, 2024

Extended Application Period

Magnet Schools, Open Choice Program, and CTECS

  • Opens: April 10, 2024
  • Closes: July 19, 2024

RSCO Placement Offers

Placements continue through the spring and summer and will begin as follows:

  • February 2024: CTECS early placements begin in February 2024. CTECS applicants must submit their CTECS application by February 1, 2024, to be included in the early round of placement offers.
  • April 2024: CTECS, Magnet Schools, and Open Choice Program on-time applicants.

RSCO School Choice Fairs

Attend a RSCO school choice fair to meet with representatives from RSCO’s network of choice schools — magnet schools, open choice districts, and technical high schools — to learn about classes, sports, clubs, and transportation, while participating in fun activities! This free event is the perfect time for prospective families to learn more, ask questions, and discover exactly what RSCO School Choice is all about.

Winter RSCO School Choice Fair (Grades PK–12)

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University, 9 Riverside Drive, East Hartford
Snow/Weather Date: March 9, 2024

Spring RSCO School Choice Fair (Grades PK–12)

Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Sport and Medical Sciences, 280 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford

Family Fun Nights

Join RSCO staff for a night out at a RSCO Family Fun Night, where you can receive help with the RSCO application, find information about your school choice options, and enjoy fun activities for the whole family!



Family Fun Night #3:

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ana Grace Academy of the Arts, 129 Griffin Road North, Bloomfield
Snow/Weather Date: March 12, 2024

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