Open Choice Programs


The Open Choice program allows urban students to attend public schools in nearby suburban towns.  It allows suburban and rural students to attend public schools in a nearby urban center.  Enrollments are offered by school districts on a space-available basis in grades K-12.  Lotteries are used to place students when there are more applications than spaces available.  The program includes Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven and their surrounding districts.

Bridgeport Area Open Choice

Cooperative Educational Services (CES) 

Dr. Mark Ribbens 
23 Oakview Dr. 
Trumbull, CT 06611 

Phone: 203-365-8857 
WebsiteCooperative Educational Services Open Choice 

Hartford Area Open Choice

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)

Deborah Borreo 
Phone: 860-524-4014 

David Daye 
Phone: 860-524-4010 

34 Sequassen St. 
Hartford, CT 06106 
Website: Capitol Region Education Council Open Choice

New Haven Area Open Choice

Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES)

Lynn Bailey 
350 State St. 
North Haven, CT 06473 

Phone: 203-498-6843 
Website:  Area Cooperative Educational Services Open Choice