The Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School is one 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 waitlist. Families who are placed on a 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. 

Please click here for the RSCO application which is open December 1, 2020 through Februray 28, 2021.

Our next virtual open house is scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd at 9:00am. 

Virtual Open House Presentation 

A few words from our principal about our new school


Priority may be given to students coming from another magnet school for a limited number of seats.

Sending School Receiving Schools For 2021-2022 RSCO School Choice

CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts

AcademoAerospace and Engineering

Academy of Science and Innovation

Greater HartforAcademof thArts Middle School
(*Students will automatically roll up to Arts Middle School and do not need to apply)

Metropolitan LearninCenter for Global and International Studies

Two Rivers Magnet Middle School 

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

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 visit in person at 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106.