The Academy of Science and Innovation is one of 16 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.

Learn more about our school by attending an open house on one of these dates. Dates are TBD.

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.

how to apply

Applicants for CREC schools and other inter-district magnets, 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 waitlist. Families who are placed on the waitlist should accept their waitlist placement by the deadline to secure their waitlist position. Available seats are offered to students on the waitlist through the end of September each year (unless otherwise noted). 

The late application for the 2023-24 school year is available!

RSCO Application is available HERE.

Should you have any questions about the application process or need assistance with your application, please contact RSCO by phone at 860-509-3700
or email [email protected].

For more information about your CREC options, as well as information about upcoming recruitment events, please visit

To view previously recorded CREC Virtual Fairs, click the video below...