Admissions

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 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. 

There's still time to apply! The Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) is still accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. The RSCO Late-Application is now available beginning on March 1st though September 15, 2022. Families who missed the February 28th on-time deadline have the opportunity to apply!

HOW TO APPLY

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


For more information about your CREC options, as well as information about upcoming recruitment events, please visit www.chooseCREC.org.

 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 2022-23 RSCO online application with Academy of Aerospace and Engineering as your first choice.

Should you have any questions about the application process or need assistance with your application, please contact the CREC Welcome Center by phone at 860-509-3700, or visit the Welcome Center in person at 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106.