The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day program is part of 17 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. The RSCO application window will be open from November 8, 2021 through February 28, 2022. 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. 


Attend the next RSCO Fair click here
Submit Application click here
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RSCO Virtual Fair
Saturday, January 22, 2022 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
This fair was originally scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2022 at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation but converted to a virtual event out of an abundance of caution.


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. 

Information Sessions

Come learn more about the Academy Full Day! Attend one of our Prospective Student Open House.

November 3, 5:30 - 7PM
December 1, 5:30 - 7PM
January 12, 5:30 - 7PM
January 27, 5:30 - 7PMmJanuary 27, 5:30 – 7:30pmJa
You must register to attend using the link below.


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 RSCO 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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