RSCO On-line Application for the 2023-24 School Year Coming in December

Dwight-Bellizzi Dual Language Academy

Dwight-Bellizzi Dual Language Academy
Open Choice for Suburban Residents
Grades K to 8
Dwight-Bellizzi Dual Language Academy

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Welcome to Dwight-Bellizzi Dual Language Academy! 

We are delighted that your child has received an invitation to attend our Open Choice School for the 2022-2023 School Year.  We have taken steps we hope will simplify the acceptance and registration process. To secure your child’s seat for the upcoming school year, please follow the process below.    

  1. Accept your child’s seat by logging in to your RSCO account and adhere to the RSCO deadline. We encourage you to submit your response as soon as possible. 
    • Please note: if you opt to decline the placement seat, your child will not receive another placement offer for the 2022-2023 school year.
  2. Once you have accepted your child’s seat, it is important to note that registration is a 2-Step process.
    • Step 1:  Complete the Hartford Public Schools (HPS) Open Choice online registration.  If you have difficulty with the registration process, please contact Jimena Stevenson at
    • Step 2: Upon completion of the HPS Open Choice registration process, families will receive an email from Open Choice Program Office within five (5) business days with instructions for completing their child’s CREC PowerSchool registration. It is only after families complete both the Open Choice Program and CREC PowerSchool registrations that their child’s transportation will be assigned.

School Overview

Bellizzi School is a Pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 community school that provides students with an array of wraparound services, which include after-school programming, health and wellness services, and community partnerships. Our school is driven to aligning priorities with the defining characteristics of the surrounding community. We are proud to offer a Dual Language program in our school. All students in the Dual Language program strand will learn to read in Spanish and English beginning in Kindergarten with the goal of biliteracy in two languages by the end of 8th grade. The Dual Language program is a 50/50 program model where students have two teachers, one Spanish language teacher instructing for half the day and one English language teacher instructing for the other half of the day. Core academic instruction is taught 50% in Spanish and 50% in English.

School Report Card – the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has prepared this report, which includes information about student enrollment, student achievement, student and teacher diversity, and much more.

Fantastic Facts

  • Community school that provides students with an array of wraparound services including afterschool programming, health & wellness and community partnerships
  • Offers a Dual Language program strand where students will learn to read Spanish and English beginning in Kindergarten with the goal of bi-literacy by the end of 8th grade. 
  • Students will learn standard-based content as they become linguistically and academically fluent in two languages

Sports, Clubs & Activities

Girls Volleyball, Boys/Girls Basketball, COMPASS After-School program, Latinos in Action

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