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Save My Seat

Update (May 4, 2022): There are more announcements coming soon in May! Please check this webpage often for updates for the next round of placement offers for families that applied to a RSCO School Choice school or program in the Greater Hartford Region. RSCO continues to offer placements to students through the spring and summer, as seats become available until September 30, 2022. RSCO Online Application

Important and Helpful Information

For answers to frequently asked questions about the placement process, select the type of notification you received from RSCO:

Top Five Reasons to Save your Seat! 

  1. Enrollment in unique learning environments that help develop students’ interests and passions. 
  2. Access to an exciting variety of clubs, sports and extracurricular activities. 
  3. Engagement with diverse student populations that promote enriching experiences and lifelong friendships. 
  4. Preparing for the future through challenging curricula that ready students for success in school and career paths. 
  5. Enrollment in safe learning environments and access to safe and reliable transportation services to and from school. 

Magnet School Placement Offer

Congratulations! Your child has received a placement offer to one of the magnet schools in the Greater Hartford Region. This is an amazing educational opportunity available to your child and we hope that you choose to Save your Seat for the 2022-23 school year and start the next stage of your child’s education.

Things You Need!

1. How do I respond? To respond to your child’s placement offer:

2. Can I schedule a school tour or a way to talk to teachers, educators and currently enrolled families? Yes, contact the school/program, let them know what you are interested in and they can help you!

3. How much time do I have to make my decision? You must respond by the deadline in your placement notification to accept your child’s placement for the 2022-23 school year. You can find the response deadline by logging-in to your on-line application and opening your placement letter in the Your Documents section on your Dashboard. We understand that this is a big decision for your family and want to provide you with the time and information you need to make the best decision for your family.  We hope you accept! 

4. I held a seat at one of the technical high schools (A.I. Prince Tech, E.C. Goodwin Tech, or Howell Cheney Tech) and now I received a magnet placement offer, what do I do? Now is the time to decide which one of these great schools you would like to attend. It may be a tough decision, but you can only pick one.  When you decide, log-in to your on-line application and select accept for the school you would like to attend. Your other placement offer will automatically Decline.

5. What does it mean to accept my child’s placement offer and what do I do next? When you accept the magnet placement offer, you have decided for your child to attend a magnet school for the 2022-23 school year. By accepting the placement offer, your child is not eligible to receive another magnet, Open Choice or Hartford Region technical high school (if applicable) placement offer for the 2022-23 school year.

There are a few additional steps you will need to complete after you accept your placement offer in order to secure your child’s seat.

6. What does it mean to decline my child’s magnet placement offer? We hope you choose to accept your child’s placement offer; however, we also understand that interests and circumstances change. If you decide that you do not want your child to attend the magnet school, select Decline on your Dashboard. By selecting Decline, your child’s application is removed from the applicant pool for the 2022-23 school year and they will not be eligible for another placement offer at a magnet school or Open Choice school.

7. The school isn’t my first choice, will my child get another placement offer? No, unfortunately you will not be receiving another magnet or Open Choice placement offer. If you are uncertain or are considering declining this placement offer, we encourage you to visit the school page, which has details about the school here or participate in a school event to learn more about the school first-hand to see if this school is a fit for your child!

8. I decided I do not want my child to go to the magnet school in the placement notification; will my child be put on the waitlist if I decline or do not respond? No, your child’s application will not be put on a waitlist if you decline or do not respond. This will be the only magnet placement offer that your child will receive for the 2022-23 school.

9. Do you have a different question or are you looking for something and could not find it? We are here to help you. Contact us in the way that works best for you:

Hartford Region Open Choice Placement Offer (Hartford Resident)

Congratulations! Your child has received a placement offer to one of the RSCO Open Choice Programs. This is an amazing educational opportunity available to your child and we hope that you choose to Save Your Seat for the 2022-23 school year and start the next stage of your child’s education. 

Things You Need to Know!

 1. How do I respond? To respond to your child’s placement offer:

2. Can I schedule a school tour or a way to talk to teachers, educators and currently enrolled families? Yes, contact the school/program, let them know what you are interested in and they can help you! 

3. How much time do I have to make my decision? You must respond by the deadline in your placement notification to accept your child’s placement for the 2022-23 school year. You can find the response deadline by logging-in to your on-line application and opening your placement letter in the Your Documents section on your Dashboard. We understand that this is a big decision for your family and want to provide you with the time and information you need to make the best decision for your family.  We hope you accept!

4. I held a seat at one of the technical high schools (A.I. Prince Tech, E.C. Goodwin Tech, or Howell Cheney Tech) and now I received an Open Choice placement offer, what do I do? Now is the time to decide which one of these great schools you would like to attend. It may be a tough decision, but you can only pick one.  When you decide, log-in to your on-line application and select accept for the school you would like to attend. Your other placement offer will automatically Decline.

5. What does it mean to accept my child’s placement offer and what do I do next?  When you accept the placement offer, you have decided to have your child attend an Open Choice school for the 2022-23 school year.  By accepting the placement offer, your child is not eligible to receive another magnet, Open Choice or Hartford Region technical high school (if applicable) placement for the 2022-23 school year.

There are a couple more steps that you will need to complete after you accept your placement offer.

6. What does it mean to decline my child’s placement offer? We hope you choose to accept your child’s placement offer; however, we also understand that interests and circumstances change.  If you decide that you do not want your child to attend this Open Choice District, select Decline on your Dashboard.  By selecting Decline, your child’s application will remain on the waitlist for the other Open Choice districts that were included on your application. Your child will be eligible for one additional Open Choice placement offer for the 2022-23 school year, although another offer is not guaranteed. Please note, your child’s application remains only on the Open Choice waitlist and is no longer eligible for a placement offer to a magnet school for the 2022-23 school year.

7. This wasn’t my first choice option, will my child get another offer? If you decide to decline or do not respond to your child’s placement offer, your child’s application will remain on the waitlist for the other Open Choice districts that were included on your application. You may receive one additional Open Choice placement offer. Please note, another placement offer is not guaranteed.  By receiving the placement offer, whether you decide to accept or decline it, your child is not eligible to receive a placement offer for a magnet school for the 2022-23 school year.

8. I decided I do not want my child to go to this school; will my child’s application be put on the waitlist if I decline or do not respond?  If you are uncertain or are considering declining your child’s placement offer, we encourage you to visit the school page which has details about the school here or attend an open house to learn more about the school first-hand to see if this school is a fit for your child. You may receive one additional Open Choice placement offer. Please note, another placement offer is not guaranteed.  By receiving the placement offer, whether you decide to accept or decline it, your child is not eligible to receive a placement offer for a magnet school for the 2022-23 school year.

9. What if I do not respond within the deadline? If you do not respond to this placement offer, your child’s application will remain on the waitlist for the other Open Choice districts that were included on your application. You may receive one additional Open Choice placement offer. Please note, another placement offer is not guaranteed.  By receiving an offer, your child is not eligible for a placement offer for a magnet school for the 2022-23 school year.

10. Do you have a different question or are you looking for something and could not find it? We are here to help you. Contact us in the way that works best for you:

Hartford Region Open Choice Placement Offer (Non-Hartford Resident)

Congratulations! Your child has received a placement offer to one of the RSCO Open Choice schools. This is an amazing educational opportunity available to your child and we hope that you choose to Save You Seat for the 2022-23 school year and start the next stage of your child’s education at this great Open Choice Program. 

Things You Need to Know!

 1. How do I respond? To respond to your child’s placement offer:

2. Can I schedule a school tour or a way to talk to teachers, educators and currently enrolled families? Yes, contact the school/program, let them know what you are interested in and they can help you! 

3. How much time do I have to make my decision? You must respond by the deadline in your placement notification to accept your child’s placement for the 2022-23 school year. You can find the response deadline by logging-in to your on-line application and opening your placement letter in the Your Documents section on your Dashboard. We understand that this is a big decision for your family and want to provide you with the time and information you need to make the best decision for your family.  We hope you accept!

4. What does it mean to accept my child’s placement offer and what do I do next?  When you accept your child’s placement offer, you have decided to have your child attend an Open Choice school for the 2022-23 school year.  By accepting the placement offer, your child is not eligible to receive another magnet or Open Choice offer for the 2022-23 school year.

There are a couple more steps that you will need to complete after you accept your placement offer.

5. What does it mean to decline this placement offer? We hope you choose to accept this placement offer, however, we also understand that interests and circumstances change. If you decide that you do not want your child to attend the Open Choice school in your placement notification, select Decline on your Dashboard. By selecting Decline, your child’s application is removed from the applicant pool for the 2022-23 school year and they will not be sent another placement offer for a magnet school or Open Choice school. In other words, this means that you child’s application will not be on a waitlist for any other school or program that was selected on your application for the 2022-23 school year.

6.This wasn’t my first choice, will I get another offer? No, unfortunately you will not be receiving another placement offer. If you are uncertain or are considering declining this placement offer, we encourage you to visit the school page, which has details about the school here or participate in a school event to learn more about the school first-hand to see if this school is a fit for your child!

7. I decided I do not want my child to go to the school in the placement notification; will my child’s application be put on the waitlist if I decline or do not respond? If you are uncertain or are considering declining this placement offer, we encourage you to visit the school page which has details about the school here or attend an open house to learn more about the school first-hand to see if this school is a fit for your child. If you decide to decline or do not respond to this placement offer, your child’s application will be removed from the application pool for the 2022-23 school year and they will not be sent another placement offer for a magnet school or Open Choice school.  In other words, this means that you child’s name will not be on a waitlist for any other school or program that was selected on your application for the 2022-23 school year.

8. What if I do not respond within the deadline?  If RSCO does not receive a response by the deadline in the notification letter, then RSCO administratively declines the placement offer. Your child’s application will be removed from the application pool for the 2022-23 school year and your child will not receive another placement offer for a magnet school or Open Choice. In other words, this means that your child’s name will not be on a waitlist for any other school or program that was selected on your application for the 2022-23 school year.

9. Do you have a different question or are you looking for something and could not find it? We are here to help you. Contact us in the way that works best for you:

CT Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) Placement Offer (technical high school)

Things You Need!

 1. How do I respond? To respond to your child’s placement offer:

2. Can I schedule a school tour or another way to talk to teachers, educators, and currently enrolled families? Yes, contact your school here and let them know what you are interested in and they can help you!

3. How much time do I have to make my decision and respond? You must respond by the deadline in your placement notification. You can find the response deadline by logging-in to your on-line application and opening your placement letter in the “Your Documents” section of your Dashboard. We understand that this is a big decision for your family and want to provide you with the time and information you need to make the best decision for your family. We hope you accept!

4. I received a placement opportunity at one of the technical high schools (A.I. Prince, E.C. Goodwin, or Howell Cheney) as an early applicant but what happens if I receive a placement offer for a magnet school or Open Choice school, what do I do? When you receive your placement notification as an early CTECS applicant, you may choose to hold your CTECS placement until you receive information on magnet and Open Choice placements in the initial placement announcements in April for those programs. If you also receive a magnet or Open Choice placement in the first round of magnet and Open Choice announcements, you will have to decide which one of these great schools you would like you child to attend. It may be a tough decision, but you can only pick one. When you decide, log-in to your on-line application and select Accept for the school you would like your child to attend by the deadline indicated in the notification letter. Your other placement will automatically Decline.

5. What does it mean to accept my CTECS placement opportunity and what do I do next? When you accept the CTECS placement opportunity you have decided to have your child attend the technical high school in your notification letter for the 2022-23 school year. There are a few additional steps you will need to complete after you accept your placement offer in order to secure your seat.

6. What does it mean to decline my CTECS placement opportunity? We hope you choose to accept, but we understand that interests and circumstances change. If you decide that you do not want to attend the technical high school listed in your placement notification, go to your Dashboard and select Decline on your child’s student card. By selecting Decline, your child’s name will be removed from the Hartford Region technical high school application pool for the 2022-23 school year and your child will not be eligible for another placement offer to A.I. Prince, E.C. Goodwin or Howell Cheney for the 2022-23 school year. If you applied to magnets or Open Choice, your child may still receive an offer for a school in one of these programs.

7. This wasn’t my first choice, will I get another offer? No, unfortunately you will not be receiving another CTECS placement offer through the RSCO placement process to A.I. Prince, E.C. Goodwin or Howell Cheney. If you are uncertain about your decision or are considering declining your placement opportunity, we encourage you to visit the school page (which you can access here) or participate in a school event to learn more about the school first-hand to see if this school is a fit for your child!

8. What if I do not respond within the deadline? If RSCO does not receive a response by the deadline, then RSCO administratively declines the placement offer. Your child’s application will be removed from the application pool for the Hartford Region technical high schools for the 2022-23 school year and your child will not be eligible for another placement opportunity at A.I. Prince, E.C. Goodwin, or Howell Cheney for the 2022-23 school year.

9. Do you have a different question or are you looking for something and could not find it? We are here to help you. Contact us in the way that works best for you:

Waitlist Notification and Information

Every application year we have more families applying to a RSCO School Choice school/program than we have available seats. The families that do not receive a placement offer are sent a notice to inform them that their child’s application is on the waitlist for the schools and programs they selected on their application. Families that receive a waitlist notification for the 2022-23 school year still have an opportunity to be placed at one of their school choices. The placement process has just started! We continue to send placement offers during the spring and summer months as seats become available.

Things You Need to Know!

1. Does this mean that my application was denied? No, the application was not denied. Your application remains in the applicant pool for the 2022-23 school year.

2. What do I do next? After receiving a waitlist notification. the next thing you should do is decide whether you would like your child’s application to stay on the waitlist for the program type (magnet, open choice or technical high schools) you selected on your application. Then, log into your application and select either “Remain” or “Remove” your child from the waitlist for each program on the student card from your Dashboard. Repeat these steps if you have more than one child on your dashboard.

3. How can I find out when placement offers for the technical high schools and other programs (magnets, Open Choice) are sent? You may visit our announcements page regularly for updates. You may also log-in to your on-line application and check for updates on your Dashboard. We will be emailing placement offers during the spring and summer months, through September 30, 2022.

4. Can I remove or add a school/program to my application? Yes, RSCO has a new process that will be implemented in late May that will allow families who do not receive a placement offer in the initial placement rounds to add schools to their child’s application to increase their chance of a placement. To help families make informed decisions, families will view an indicator of how long the waitlist is at each school. Families will have the opportunity to add their child to schools that they did not select on the initial application based on the length of the waitlist. We added this new process to increase families’ chances of an offer where the initial school selections have long waitlists.

5. How long am I on the waitlist? Unless you select Remove on your Dashboard, your child’s name will remain on the waitlist for all the program types (magnet, Open Choice, technical high schools) that you selected until September 30, 2022 unless you receive a placement offer. In late May, you will be able to view an indicator of waitlist length (long, medium, short).

6. Will I receive a waitlist number? No, we do not distribute waitlist numbers because we do not maintain a single waitlist.

7. Do you have a different question or are you looking for something and could not find it? We are here to help you. Contact us in the way that works best for you:

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