The Academy 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 schools by following a simple process.

How to Apply

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 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. 

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

ChooseCREC Virtual Fair Recordings

CREC Magnet Schools 2020-21 Virtual Information Sessions Schedule

Please CLICK HERE to access the RSCO application which is available December 1, 2020 through March 19, 2021.


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 Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary School

Academy of Aerospace and Engineering

(*Students will automatically roll up to Aerospace MS/HS and do not need to apply)

Academy of Science and Innovation

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School

Metropolitan Learning Center for Global and International Studies

Two Rivers Magnet Middle School

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 06016.