Charter/ACES Schools

Charter/ACES Schools

Students wishing to attend New Haven's Charter/ACES schools, must apply to enter the Lottery, with the exception of ACES Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) which has a separate application process. Applications will be available starting February 3, 2014 for the school year beginning in September 2014. Applications must be submitted by March 14, 2014. Below, please find links to these individual schools. 


Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet (ACES)

Amistad Academy Charter Elementary School

Elm City College Preparatory Charter Elementary School

Booker T. Washington Charter



Amistad Academy Charter Middle School

Elm City College Preparatory Charter Middle School



ACES Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) (Application for entry to ECA is available directly from ECA)

Amistad Academy Charter High School

Common Ground Charter High School



We Provide

  • State-of-the-Art Schools

  • Free Transportation &
    Free Tuition

  • Free Preschool for
    3 & 4-year-olds

Our Mission

In addition to providing effective and innovative educational practices, New Haven Schools of Choice are designed to foster student enrollment patterns that reflect racial, ethnic and economic diversity.

Families must apply to our schools.  Students are placed in schools through a lottery.


Who Can Apply

New Haven residents can apply to any magnet or charter school in the city. Our Interdistrict Magnet Schools are open to all Connecticut residents. There are no admission requirements, tests or prerequisites for our students. We serve special education students, English Language learners, talented and gifted students and everyone else who comes through the lottery to our schools. No student may be denied enrollment because of race, ethnicity or disability. 

Contact Us

New Haven Public Schools -
Office of Choice & Enrollment

54 Meadow Street, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: 475-220-1430 &

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