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

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Round 2 Lottery Choice

Choices for the round 2 lottery were due on February 15, 2019.  Lottery assignment letters will be mailed home in late March 2019.  

Change of Choice

Students currently in grade 9, 10 or 11 who want to request a different NEC high school for the following school year may submit a Change of Choice request form.  The Change of Choice request forms are due by Friday, February 15, 2019.  The forms bay be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the DCCAPS office.  Change of Choice assignment letters will be mailed home in early April 2019.  

High School Options Fair Information Meetings

Thank you for attending the Options Fair!  Please review the NEC Powerpoint and Summary Sheet.

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

  • Academy of Information Technology
  • Academy of Engineering (PLTW) 
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) 

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.