NOTICE: The Connecticut State Department of Education’s customer service window for educator certification will be closed, effective March 12, 2018. The last day of staffing will be Friday, March 9, 2018. Please Note: The Bureau of Certification will remain open and fully functioning. This change only impacts the street level customer service window. For more information about submitting applications and supporting documentation please review our Cert Alert.

 Late Application 

The on-time application deadline for 2018-19 has passed.  Late application submission will be available on April 1, 2018.

What is the difference between the RSCO lottery and the Hartford District Choice lottery?


The RSCO application and the Hartford District Choice applications are sent to separate lotteries, each have separate applications and separate deadlines.


The RSCO lottery includes magnet schools and the Open Choice Program. Hartford and suburban families may apply to the RSCO lottery. The Hartford District Choice lottery is only for Hartford residents to apply to Hartford Public Schools. For more information call 860-695-8876 or visit