HARTFORD — Parents will get a chance to check out available seats in magnet and charter schools at the last Hartford Regional Open Choice Program School Fair this February.
School officials said that the largest numbers of available seats tend to be in the entry-level grades for each school or program, particularly grade 6 and grade 9.
The fair will feature information about the wide array of programming options available to Hartford and suburban students entering grades 6 through grade 12.
Parents, grandparents, guardians and students will be able to speak with staff from RSCO and its partners, the Capitol Region Education Council, Hartford Public Schools’ Host Magnet Program, the Hartford Region Open Choice Program, Goodwin College, the Connecticut Technical High School System, Bloomfield Public Schools and East Hartford Public Schools.
RSCO will offer free bus transportation to and from) the Public Safety Academy on the day of the fair, departing from three designated Hartford locations:
– Hartford Public Library, SAND/Ropkins Branch (1750 Main St.); departing at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
– Hartford Public Library, Dwight Branch (7 New Park Ave.); departing at 10:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.
– State Employee Parking Lot, corner of Capitol Ave. and Oak St.; departing at 10:45 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Transportation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Families will also have the option of submitting an online application for the 2015-16 RSCO lottery. The 2015-16 lottery application period opened on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 and the on-time application period closes on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.
For more information on school fairs, information sessions, and open houses, please visit RSCO’s Web site at http://www.choiceeducation.org or call RSCO’s Parent Information Center at 860-713-6990 weekdays (excluding state holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Conard High School
110 Beechwood Road
West Hartford, Connecticut 06107