Magnet School Transportation Options

Develop a Safe and Effective Transportation Plan

magnet school transportation in ct

We believe that everyone should have access to a great education. That’s why we make transportation to and from our magnet schools as convenient as possible. No matter where you live in the state of Connecticut, we will work with you to help establish a safe and effective transportation plan for your family.

Both of our magnet schools are conveniently located along the Connecticut River in East Hartford and are accessible by several state and local highways. Whether you plan on having your child take the bus, dropping your child off at school during your morning commute, or are interested in exploring other transportation options, we have the services and support you need to make your child’s magnet school education a reality.

We even offer extended hour programs such as the Studio Program at Riverside Magnet School as well as a variety of afterschool activities at CTRA including athletic teams, musicals, and special interest clubs.

The RSCO Transportation Zone

Our partnerships with the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) provide a number of transportation options through their regional transportation system including school bus transport, public bus passes, and parent stipends where applicable.

The RSCO Transportation Zone includes the following towns:

Andover
Avon
Berlin
Bloomfield
Bolton
Bristol
Burlington
Canton
Coventry
Cromwell
East Granby
East Hampton
East Hartford
East Windsor
Ellington

Enfield
Farmington
Glastonbury
Granby
Hartford
Hartland
Harwinton
Hebron
Manchester
Marlborough
Middletown
New Britain
New Hartford
Newington
Plainville

Portland
Rocky Hill
Simsbury
Somers
South Windsor
Southington
Suffield
Tolland
Vernon
West Hartford
Wethersfield
Windsor
Windsor Locks

map of magnet school transportation zones

Transportation for students residing in the RSCO Transportation Zone

Transportation is provided for all students’ kindergarten through grade 12 who reside in the RSCO transportation zone. Pre-K children residing in Hartford will also receive transportation.

Transportation for students residing outside the RSCO Transportation Zone

Families may either:

  1. Transport students to and from school and receive a stipend based upon student attendance at the end of the school year.
  2. Transport students to the nearest existing bus stop within the RSCO Transportation Zone.

For more detailed information on transportation to our schools please visit CREC Transportation Office or contact the transportation call center at 860.524.4077 during regular business hours.