Are you a Hartford resident?
The Open Choice program offers students who live in Hartford the opportunity to attend a non-magnet public school outside of Hartford. Open Choice is free, and transportation is provided.
The towns available to Hartford residents who choose Open Choice are:
If you select the Open Choice option on your lottery application, it is best to know your zone, and you should know that you can select as many as five school districts that you would be willing to accept a seat in. You can also choose “all districts,” which means you will be offered a seat in whichever district is available.
Zone 1 – Avon, Canton, East Granby, Granby, Simsbury, Suffield, and West Hartford
Zone 2 – Bolton, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Somers, South Windsor, Tolland, Vernon, and Windsor Locks
Zone 3 – Berlin, Farmington, Newington, Plainville, Southington, West Hartford, and Wethersfield
Zone 4 – Berlin, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Newington, Portland, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield
Choose from CREC’s 16 award-winning magnet schools, which are located in state-of-the-art facilities and have the latest technology, prepare students for college, and have high student achievement. Join 8,300 students from more than 85 Connecticut towns who have chosen a CREC education.
Choose CREC and provide your child with a themed-based curriculum that allows students to develop their talents and interests in diverse learning communities and participate in real-world experiences that enhance their daily learning.
The Open Choice program offers non-Hartford residents the opportunity to attend a non-magnet Hartford Public School. Open Choice is free, and transportation is provided. Non-Hartford families can select to up to five (5) Hartford public non-magnet schools in order of preference. For specific schools and additional information, click here.