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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 


Change of Choice and Round 2

Notification letters with the results of the Change of Choice process and the Round 2 lottery process have been mailed.

May High School Options Information meeting for Grade 7 Families

All Grade 7 students who live in the NEC or attend an NEC feeder middle school:  You are invited to attend an evening information meeting with your parents/guardians to learn about your high school options. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Springbrook High School.  Please view flyer here  

Appeals -- Deadline was Friday, April 2, 2015

The deadline to submit an appeal was April 2.  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.



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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