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Northeast Consortium (NEC)

The Northeast Consortium serves students in the "base areas" of Blake, Paint Branch, and Springbrook high schools. Each campus offers a comprehensive high school curriculum plus a distinctive 'Signature Program.' More about the NEC


Contact your child's school counselor, call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540, or e-mail our staff


NEW THIS YEAR: Submit your high school choices online!

Grade 8 NEC families - Thank you for submitting your Round 1 Choices electronically!  Assignment letters will be mailed home in late January 2018.

For those students new to the NEC area and students who attend a NEC school who live outside of the consortium boundaries, directions on how to participate in Round 2 of the lottery will be mailed home in mid January 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions? click here (English, Espanol)

Change of Choice

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who would like to request a change to a different NEC high school may complete this form.  

The form must be signed by the student and the parent/guardian and received by the DCCAPS office by February 9, 2018.  Notifications will be mailed home at the end of March 2018.  


NEC High School Registration Night

Due to inclement weather, Springbrook HS and Blake HS will have the grade 8 registration meeting on February 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  

Enroll in NEC

Do you live within the NEC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
Contact us at 240-740-2540.


For additional information about the Choice process and/or the NEC, contact your child's school counselor, or call Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) office at 240-740-2540.

Blake HS

Signature Programs

  • Arts and Communication
  • Humanities and Public Service

More about programs at Blake HS 

Paint Branch HS

Signature Programs

  • Academy of Science
  • Academy of Media

More about programs at Paint Branch HS

Springbrook HS

Signature Programs

  • Information Technology
  • Justice, Law, and Society
  • International Baccalaureate

More about programs at Springbrook HS

All About the Choice Process

The Northeast Consortium (NEC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the three schools in the NEC.

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