Introducing ECAMPTM – A New 12th Grade Half-Day Magnet Program for Students Enrolled in Partnering High Schools! See if your school participates

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Are you Ready to Dream Discover Decide?

Greater Hartford area students entering 6th to 12th grade next year – Are you ready for a new experience? Do you dream about making a difference in the world? Imagine a school that teaches you how to design machines that will change how we travel or code robots to automate medical care treatments or a school that equips you with the skills to discover a better way to feed the community? What about a school that trains you to master a new dance style that will light up Broadway? How about making connections with local businesses to explore different jobs or even earn college credit while attending high school? 

All this is available to you and so much more through unique magnet schools in the Greater Hartford Region! Take the leap and learn things that can change your world!

There are schools for children entering grades PreK3 through 5th grade, too!

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Let’s give you a quick rundown about RSCO and School Choice so you know how it works!

  • RSCO oversees the following School Choice options in the Greater Hartford Area:
    • Interdistrict Magnet Schools
    • Open Choice Program
    • Technical High Schools (part of the Connecticut Technical and Career Education System, or CTECS)
  • RSCO School Choice offers public education options in various public-school locations in Hartford and in its surrounding suburban towns
    • Schools are available in elementary (starting at PreK), middle and high school grade levels. 
    • Transportation is provided at no-cost for most families
  • School Choice gives you a chance to make a decision about where you go to school, how you learn, and what you learn
    • Talk to your parents! Let them know which school you are interested in attending!
    • Parents – talk to your kids! Show them this information and discuss the best options for them.
  • This is just the basic overview, to learn more about RSCO School Choice explore this website.  

Magnet Schools accepting applications for middle school grades (6-8)

Check out your choices! Talk to your family about the schools you like! Your parent/guardian can complete the on-line application here! Apply today!

The possibilities are ENDLESS at International

Academy of International Studies

Check out CREC Academy of International Studies Magnet School (grades 6-12) to focus on the International Baccalaureate (IB) theme and learn about the world and your place in it, all while challenging yourself academically and setting yourself up for college!

Located in Bloomfield

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Engineer Your Future!

Academy of Science and Innovation

Do you love numbers, experiments, technology?  CREC Academy of Science and Innovation Magnet School (grades 6-12) may be for you with a focus on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) theme.

Located in New Britain

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We Learn Not for School but For Life!

Classical Magnet School

Classical Magnet School Magnet School (grades 6-12) can set you apart from your peers by preparing you for college and a liberal arts education while you are still in high school through the school’s Arts and Sciences and College Prep theme.  

Located in Hartford

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Hands-on Innovation and Thinking!

Connecticut River Academy

Get a jump start on your college career at Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University Magnet School (grade 6-12), through the Early College theme with Advanced Manufacturing and Environmental Science pathways.  The Early College model offers a full range of high school courses and the opportunity to earn transferable college credits for your future success!

Located on the Goodwin University Campus in East Hartford

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We Make the World our Classroom!

Global Experience Magnet School

Explore other cultures and become “world smart” at Global Experience Magnet School (grades 6-12), with a Global Studies and World Travel theme. Learn in small-sized classes, with individualized programming and a very attentive staff, and become part of the close-knit GEMS family!

Located in Bloomfield

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Perform, Question, Play, and Create at HMTCA!

Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Not sure what you want to specialize in yet? Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) Magnet School (grades 6-12) STEM, Performing Arts and Early College themes allow you to explore your interests and choose arts, sciences or both – all while earning college credits for free!

Located on the Trinity College campus in Hartford

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You Belong at SMSA!

Sport and Medical Sciences Academy

Are you interested in combining sports and medicine or starting your path to the medical field before entering college? Sport and Medical Sciences Academy Magnet School (grades 6-12) can give you an early start on your career in the medical field with plenty of opportunity to roll-up your sleeves and learn in the real world through awesome job shadowing options and internships with the school’s industry partners. 

Located in Hartford

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Magnet Schools accepting applications for high school grades (9-12)

Check out your choices! Talk to your family about the schools you like! Your parent/guardian can complete the on-line application here! Apply today!

Prepare for a Life After High School!

Academy of Computer Science and Engineering

Are computers your thing? CREC Academy of Computer Science and Engineering Magnet School (grades 9-12) prepares students for high demand careers in computer coding, website and applications (apps) design, game development and so much more. 

Located in Enfield

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To Know is Not Enough!

Connecticut IB Academy

Do you like challenging academics and developing your impact as a global citizen? At Connecticut IB Academy (CIBA) magnet school (grades 9-12), International Baccalaureate (IB) theme, rigorous academics and critical thinking skills give you a competitive edge in the college process and prepares you for a future as a global leader! 

Located in East Hartford.

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Start a College Career Today at Great Path Academy!

Great Path Academy at MCC

Experience real-world learning in a college environment while in high school at Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College (grades 9-12), a College Prep Magnet School. Challenge yourself to reach your educational and life goals!

Located on the campus of Manchester Community College in Manchester.

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Kinsella is not just a school—it’s a feeling!

Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts

Are you artistic or interested in the arts? Enjoy the thrill of developing your artistic talents and interests as part of your educational experience at Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts Magnet School (grades 9-12).

Located in Hartford.

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Become a Fully Active Participation our Global, Technology-Driven Society!

Pathways Academy of Technology and Design

Start earning college credit and enroll in a college and career-ready program focused on 21st century technology in high school at Pathways Academy of Technology and Design Magnet School (grades 9-12).

Located in East Hartford.

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Prepare for Challenging Careers in the Science and Engineering Fields!

University High School of Science and Engineering

Do you want to be prepared for college and get a jump start on college credits while still in high school? University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) Magnet School (grades 9-12) STEM theme will get you ready for college through strong academics and the chance to explore all that science, math and technology have to offer!

Located on the University of Hartford Campus in Hartford.

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