Thursday, November 18, 2010

greater hartford school fairs..............check 'em out!

November 17, 2010

Contact: Jim Caradonio, Bureau Chief, Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office,
Jenny Smith, Pita Group, 860.293.0157 ext. 15;

Your Great Opportunity to explore the region’s diverse schools and programs
First of seven School Choice Fairs in the Greater Hartford region
to be held this Saturday at A.I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford
HARTFORD, Conn., November 17, 2010 -- Want to explore the many great opportunities for your child’s education within the Greater Hartford region? Bring the family to the first of seven Regional School Choice Fairs this Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Prince Technical High School, 500 Brookfield Street in Hartford.

The school choice fairs will feature booths and information about the dozens of magnet schools as well as Open Choice options for Hartford and suburban students from preschool to grade 12.

Parents, grandparents, guardians and students can chat with helpful staff at the Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and its partners, the Capitol Region Education Council, Hartford Public Schools’ Host Magnet Program, Connecticut River Academy and the Connecticut technical high school program.

“Our goal is to improve access for students throughout the region who may apply to public schools outside their community or district,” said Jim Caradonio, RSCO bureau chief. “Through our seven open houses in November, December and January, families can learn about the many schools and specialized programs in our region that emphasize exciting educational themes such as arts and culture, environmental studies, science, technology, math, and engineering, global studies and social justice. The Greater Hartford Regional School Choice office provides opportunities for both urban and suburban students to get a first-hand glimpse of what these schools offer them and the process by which they can apply to schools that match their interests and skills.”

A complete list of RSCO’s school choice fairs follows below. For more information, call the Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office at 860.757.6188 or visit their web site at <>

Saturday, November 20, 9 am - noon
Prince Technical High School
500 Brookfield Street, Hartford

Tuesday, November 30, 5:30 – 8 pm
Avon High School
510 W Avon Road, Avon Snow Date & Time: Wednesday, December 1, 5:30 – 8 pm

Saturday, December 11, 9:00 am - noon
Mary Hooker Environmental Magnet School 200 Sherbrooke Avenue, Hartford Snow Date & Time: Sunday, December 12, 1 – 4 pm
Tuesday, December 14, 5:30 – 8 pm
RHAM Middle School
25 RHAM Road, Hebron
Snow Date & Time: Wednesday, December 15, 5:30 – 8 pm

Wednesday, January 5, 5:30 – 8 pm
University of Hartford Magnet School
196 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford Snow Date & Time: Thursday, January 6, 5:30 – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 12, 5:30 – 8 pm
Granby High School, 315 Salmon Brook Street, Granby
Snow Date & Time: Thursday, January 13, 5:30 – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 19, 5:30 – 8 pm Cromwell High School, 34 Evergreen Road, Cromwell
Snow Date & Time: Thursday, January 20, 5:30 – 8 pm


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