Admissions Process

The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full  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. 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. 

Information Sessions.

Below is a list of all of our information sessions for the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day. All of our open houses will be located at 160 Huyshope Ave, Hartford, CT 06106.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day
Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, November 26 at 5 p.m. (Snow date: Tuesday, December 3 at 5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. (Snow date: Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m.)
  • Wednesday, January 22 at 5 p.m. (Snow date: Thursday, January 23 at 5 p.m.)

If you are interested in attended an information session on any of our other CREC Schools visit the link below for the list of dates.

CREC Info Sessions

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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