The Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary 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 schools by following a simple process.

RSCO manages the application and placement process for magnet schools in the Greater Hartford Region. Prospective students must apply through RSCO’s easy-to-use online application platform that allows parents/guardians to manage applications for all their children. Families only need to create one RSCO account and should use the same account each year to submit applications. Check out, the RSCO School and Program Information Website, to learn more about the School Choice Application process and APPLY to our school!
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RSCO on-time application deadline is March 15, 2024.

RSCO Extended application period is from April 22, 2024, through July 19, 2024.

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Should you have any questions about the application process or need assistance with your application, please contact the CREC Welcome Center by phone at 860-509-3700or visit in person at 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06016.


Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary 5th grade students have a direct pathway option to attend 6th grade at Academy of Aerospace and Engineering. To be considered for this direct pathway placement, you must submit an on-time RSCO online application with Academy of Aerospace and Engineering as your first choice.

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

Sending School Receiving Schools for RSCO School Choice

CREC Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary School

AcademoAerospace and Engineering

Academy of Science and Innovation

Greater HartforAcademof thArts Middle School

CREC Academy of International Studies 6-12

CREC Academy of Computer Science and Engineering Middle