The Open Choice program offers students who live in Hartford, entering PK4 through grade 10, the opportunity to attend a non-magnet public school outside of Hartford. Open Choice is free, and transportation is provided.
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Hartford residents who apply to Open Choice can select up to five towns assigned to their residential zone. Click your zone below to see towns you can select.
AvonCantonEast GranbyGranbySimsburySuffieldWest Hartford
BoltonCoventryEast WindsorEllingtonEnfieldSomersSouth WindsorTollandWindsor Locks
Choose from CREC’s 16 award-winning magnet schools (and one magnet program), which are located in state-of-the-art facilities and have the latest technology, prepare students for college, and have high student achievement. Join 8,900 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.
CREC Elementary Schools (PreK-5)
Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary SchoolAcademy of International Studies Elementary SchoolAna Grace Academy of the ArtsDiscovery AcademyGlastonbury-East Hartford Magnet SchoolMontessori Magnet SchoolMuseum AcademyPreschool at Progress Drive (PreK 3&4 Only)Reggio Magnet School of the ArtsUniversity of Hartford Magnet School
Per Connecticut General Statutes, families of newly enrolled preschool students whose family income is above 75% of the state median income (SMI) will be required to pay a tuition fee for the school year. The fee for preschool students will be determined annually, but will not exceed $4,900 per child. Families whose income is at or below 75% of the state median income will not be required to pay tuition. For more information about preschool tuition, please review the Frequently Asked Questions document.
CREC Middle and High Schools
Academy of Aerospace & EngineeringAcademy of Computer Science and Engineering Middle SchoolAcademy of Computer Science and EngineeringAcademy of International Studies 6-12 Academy of Science and InnovationAna Grace Academy of the ArtsGreater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full DayGreater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-Day Program
What to Expect at a CREC Magnet School
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