The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day program is part of 16 magnet schools managed by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Greater Hartford. CREC Schools provide students across the region with the chance to identify what fascinates them and pursue it through opportunities that they won't find anywhere else.

Students interested in attending CREC Schools apply through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). RSCO serves Hartford and suburban students who are interested in public school choice options in the Greater Hartford Region. Any student who resides in Connecticut can apply to our tuition-free schools by following a simple process.

Using a common RSCO application, applicants for CREC schools and other inter-district magnet, charter, and regional programs, can rank up to five school choice options. Students who are not offered a seat in the initial round of the placement process are placed on a wait list. Families who are placed on a wait list should accept their wait list placement by the deadline to secure their wait list position. Available seats are offered to students on the wait list through the end of September each year. 

The late application for the 2023-24 school year is available.


  Attend a RSCO Fair
Submit Application
Accept Placement
Register with your child's school
CREC Magnet Schools and Open Choice Virtual Fair


Greater Hartford Academy of Arts- Full Day (Grades 9-12) has a pathway school placement priority to the Greater Hartford Academy of Arts - Half Day (Grades 9-12).
A pathway school may be ranked at any number 1 - 5 on the application. 

Should you have any questions about the application process or for more information about your CREC options, as well as information about upcoming recruitment events, please visit

If you need assistance with your application, please contact the CREC Welcome Center by phone at 860-509-3700 or visit in person at 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106.

For more information, visit "Choose CREC."

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