About School Choice
The Hartford Region Open Choice Program is part of a statewide choice program. CREC Schools are among the programs available to parents seeking public school choice options.
Through the Open Choice Program, students from urban communities have the opportunity to attend public schools in suburban towns, and students from suburban towns can attend public schools in the Greater Hartford area at no cost to the student’s family.
Open Choice serves all children, including gifted and talented, English language learners, and special needs students. Students come from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Many perform at rates that are higher than their peers statewide.
The Open Choice program seeks to:
- Improve academic achievement
- Reduce racial, ethnic, and economic isolation
- Provide a choice of educational programs for children
The Regional School Choice Office serves students interested in the Open Choice Program, including CREC Schools. For more information, visit the Open Choice website HERE, or learn about the application process HERE.