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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

For students currently in Grades 9, 10, 11 requesting a change to one of the other Northeast Consortium (NEC) high schools for next year, the Change of Choice Request Form for school year 2015-2016 is now available here in English, and here in Spanish, and in school counseling offices. Completed forms must be signed by the parent.  Return forms to the DCCAPS office by FAX: 301-649-8155 or mail: DCCAPS, 11721 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902 by the deadline, Friday February 13, 2015.

School changes are not guaranteed and are considered in accordance with MCPS school assignment guidelines, which can include sibling link, base school, demographic variables and space availability.  Current NEC students who submit a Change of Choice Request Form will be sent notification letters by mid-March.

High School Assignments will be mailed in late January 2015

Information about high school registration, Round 2, and appeals is included in the letters.

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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