How to Apply to Goodwin's Magnet Schools

Magnet Applications

All applications must be made through the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). Visit for more information.

When to Apply

Acceptance into Connecticut River Academy and/or Riverside Magnet School is determined through a random lottery process conducted by the State Regional School Choice Office. The lottery application period is now closed for the coming 2017-18 school year. Registration will open sometime in October, 2017 for the 2018-19 school year.

How to Submit an Application

There are two ways to apply.

  1. Complete an application online at the RSCO website.
  2. Pick up a paper application after December 1, 2016 from:
    Regional School Choice Office
    Parent Information Center, Room 360
    State Office Building
    165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
    (860) 713-6990

The office is open weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.