Hartford PreK4 Magnet School families: Procedures for entering your child into a Hartford magnet school for Kindergarten

This is an important message to our PreK4 families: If you’re interested in having your child attend Kindergarten in a Hartford magnet school starting August 2017 (for the 2017-18 school year), you will need to complete your application at the RSCO website (www.choiceeducation.org) by February 28, 2017.

REMINDER:  Hartford Pre-K Magnet School is a preference pathways school to ONLY your 1st choice in the RSCO application and that choice needs to be a Hartford Magnet school.  Otherwise, the other choices on the RSCO application you make are not pathways to your child’s Kindergarten entry and will be part of the lottery process.

Please read carefully the information for dates noting when lottery application period will open and close.

Hartford Families

• Hartford District Choice Lottery: ONLY FOR FAMILIES LIVING IN HARTFORD: OPENS: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and CLOSES: February 28, 2017

  • REMINDER: ALL HARTFORD families will need to put in an application to HPS CHOICE (in addition to the application for magnet schools).


Hartford and Suburban Families:

• Regional School Choice Lottery: FOR ANY FAMILY THAT WANTS THEIR CHILD TO ATTEND A HARTFORD MAGNET: OPENS:  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and CLOSES: February 28, 2017.

All PreK4 Hartford and non-Hartford parents/guardians are required to complete the following by February 28, 2017 deadline:

1. Hartford residents

2. Non-Hartford residents

If you have any questions regarding the process or need assistance to apply on-line, please contact Ms. Febles-Martinez (febli001@hartfordschools.org) to schedule a specific day/time for a one-to-one completing an application online for your child going into Kindergarten August 2017.  

NOTE:  If your child is currently attending PreK3 at our school and you wish to return next school year as a PreK4 student at our school, you DO NOT need to complete a magnet application.