The Captiol Region Education Council, established in 1996, works with and for districts in the Hartford Region. CREC is funded through local, state and private means. CREC focuses on professional development and school construction and facilities services. In addition, CREC manages 13 of the Hartford Inter-District Magnet Schools and 36 Greater Hartford Districts use CREC services. CREC Magnet schools is one of the two types of Magnet Schools in Hartford.
The Regional School Choice Office manages the admissions process. CREC schools offer diverse classrooms with thematic concentrations. CREC also prides itself on preparation after school through learned experience at internships or other program. CREC offers information sessions and brochures2 to help interested families learn more.