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Do you want to know what makes these schools so great? Check out these videos to find out! Different schools and programs will be featured each week.

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Week of March 1st – Kids Grow with STEM (PK3 to 8)

What is STEM? Let’s break it down for you, STEM stands for S = Science, = Technology, = Engineering, and M = Mathematics and is a part of our everyday lives. Students with a STEM-based education develop, practice and excel with 21st Century skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. Plus, STEM makes learning approachable for kids with hands-on math and science lessons and engages them with real-world problem solving! These are our PK3 through 8th STEM magnet school options. Visit our SEARCH page for more STEM school options.

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Week of February 22nd – College Campus Connection

Start your child’s future at one our magnet schools for middle school and high school age students located on a college campus. Students learn in the college community and access the advantages of earning college credits, preparing for college while in high school, participating in internships, and building relationships with business and industry partners that help prepare them for their future!

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Week of February 15th – Pre-K Potential!

Attention Hartford and suburban families interested in prekindergarten opportunities. We have nearly two dozen Magnet Schools in the Greater Hartford Region that are accepting applications for Pre-K age 3 and Pre-K age 4 students. Students learn, play, and interact with other children 5-days a week through hands-on learning designed specifically for their age group!

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Week of February 8th Mix of Magnet Schools

This week we are featuring a Mix of Magnet Schools! This is a small sampling of the 40 different magnet schools that families may apply to in the Greater Hartford Region.  Magnet schools offer distinctive themes, smaller classroom size, and grade levels ranging from PK3 through 12th grade.  One of these schools may be a perfect fit for your child!

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Week of February 1st Elementary Magnet Schools

This week we are featuring some of our incredible elementary magnet schools that begin enrolling students starting as early as PK3 (age 3). We are accepting applications for all grade levels, not just entry level grades!
Learn more about these diverse and inclusive schools where students learn, grow and develop into lifelong learners! This is only a sample of the many amazing elementary age magnet schools that you may apply to. Search all Elementary Magnet Schools and you can see what make each of these schools so unique!

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Week of January 25th Open Choice Programs

This week we are featuring our Open Choice Program that offers high quality academic programming in culturally diverse and enriching school communities. Through Open Choice, Harford resident students attend nearby suburban towns and suburban students attend participating Hartford public schools.

Open Choice for Hartford Resident Students (PK4 to 10)

Attention Hartford families with children entering Pre-Kindergarten Age 4 through Grade 10!

The Open Choice Program is a free program that allows Hartford-resident students to access high-quality academic programming outside of their home district while learning in culturally diverse and enriching school communities. Students learn and play alongside students from a school district outside of Hartford to enrich their learning experience and prepare them for future success in college and beyond.

Watch the videos to learn more about the Open Choice Program and explore a sampling of the participating school districts. Search a full list of participating open choice districts and sort by your residential zone.

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Open Choice for Suburban Resident Students (K to 8)

Attention suburban families with children entering Kindergarten through Grade 8. Check out the special programming available to your child at one of four unique Hartford schools through the Open Choice Program.

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Week of January 18th College and Career Readiness Schools

This is sample of the college and career readiness schools. Search schools and programs to explore all your options!

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