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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 301-592-2040, or e-mail our staff 


Welcome Back to Another Exciting School Year!

Options Fairs

The NEC will hold evening Options Fair meetings in the fall. The Options Fairs will focus on information about the high school Choice process and the three NEC high schools and their Signature programs. Parents and students will also have the opportunity to learn about application programs available to all Grade 8 students. The information presented each evening will be identical so pick one to attend:

Monday, September 22, 7:00-9:00 pm Northwood HS
Monday, September 29, 7:00-9:00 pm James Hubert Blake HS
NEC special education presentation at 6:00 pm

Por favor vea la presentación aquí
Please view the powerpoint presentation here 

Summary Sheet program information 

Open Houses  

NEC high schools will host open houses highlighting their Signature programs and other features of each school. Each open house will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. 

Thursday, October 9, Paint Branch HS 

Wednesday, October 22, James Hubert Blake HS 

Wednesday, October 29, Springbrook HS 


The deadline to submit an appeal was in April, 2014.  If you feel that you have a compelling reason to submit an appeal, mail or deliver it to:

The Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services (DCCAPS)
11721 Kemp Mill Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and optional appeal form 

Mas informatión sobre apelación para NEC:
Preguntas frecuentes y Formulario de apelación (opcional)      

Enroll in NEC

Do you live within the NEC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
Contact us at 301-592-2040.

(Posted on 11/16/11)


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 301-592-2040.

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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