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The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-day program (Arts Half-day), operated by the Capitol Region Education Council, is part of the Regional School Choice Office’s (RSCO) network of 43 magnet schools.  RSCO is the office established by the Connecticut State Department of Education to serve as a centralized resource for information about the Greater Hartford Region’s unique, high-quality public school choice options for prekindergarten through grade 12. The RSCO School Choice System offers students a wide array of school choice options and brings together families from over 80 towns in diverse and engaging learning environments. 

RSCO also manages the application and placement process for these schools. Prospective students must apply through RSCO’s easy-to-use online application platform that allows parents/guardians to manage applications for all their children. Families only need to create one RSCO account and should use the same account each year to submit applications.

Check out, the RSCO School and Program Information Website, to learn more about the School Choice Application process and APPLY to our school!

RSCO School Choice Application

The on-time application period for the 2024-2025 school year opens on December 4th, 2023, and closes on March 15th, 2024. The extended application period is open from April 10, 2024, through July 19, 2024. Submitting an application during the on-time period is one of the best ways to increase the chance of a placement offer.

Visit to apply to our school!


  Attend the next RSCO Fair.
   Submit RSCO application
   Accept Placement
   Register with your child's school

Questions and Assistance with the Application Process?

If you have questions about the application process and/or our program, please email us at the �Questions?� link below, or call 860-757-6385.


Start Your Application

Click below to start your RSCO Application



Placement Priorities for Arts Half-day

The following priorities are used in the placement process and can increase the chance of a placement if the school has available seats. To receive priority, you must apply during the on-time application period and make the school your first choice. Applicants receive priority in the order listed below.

  • Direct Pathway: Ana Grace Academy of the Arts School; Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full-Day
  • Enrolled Sibling
  • Placed Sibling
  • Employee/Staff Member

Requirements for Participation

  • Students must be enrolled in their resident town’s high school to be eligible for participation.
  • Hartford residents interested in applying to Arts Half-day must enroll at Bulkeley High School for their academic classes to participate in the half-day program.
  • Non-Hartford residents interested in applying to the Arts Half-day program should work with counselors at their high schools to schedule their academic classes in the morning before coming to the Arts Half-day for their arts courses in the afternoon. Please note, not all districts are able to accommodate the half-day schedule.

Placement Announcements

Placement announcements are made in early April and continue biweekly, as seats are made available, through September. No magnet school placements are made after October 1.

Once an applicant receives a placement offer, they must complete registration within the timeframe provided. Failure to register will result in the placement offer being administratively declined and the seat will be offered to another applicant on the waitlist. 


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