The Academy of Aerospace and Engineering 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.

Visit it us at an upcoming Open House on one of the following dates:

  • 1/22/24, 5:30-7:30 PM - Information Session and Tours
  • 2/13/24, 5:30-7:30 PM - Information Session and Tours

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 lottery 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. 

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Direct Pathway

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.


 Attend the next RSCO Fair click here
  Submit Application click here
  Accept Placement
  Register with your child's school

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 the Welcome Center in person at 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106.