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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 were mailed a personalized letter regarding the Choice process and submitting high school choices online.  Parents and their Grade 8 child can submit their preferred high school choices using a computer or smartphone. Questions? click here (English, Espanol)

NEC High School Options Fair

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7pm
Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd, West, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7pm
Springbrook High School, 201 Valley Brook Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904  

 Thank you for attending!  A copy of the powerpoint and handouts can be found below. 
NEC Options Fair Powerpoint 2017
NEC Summary Sheet

NEC Open House Dates  

Paint Branch HS - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Springbrook HS - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

James Hubert Blake HS - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

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.

Montgomery County Public Schools

Contact MCPS

Call: 301-309-6277 | Spanish Hotline: 301-230-3073

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Call: 301-517-8100 | E-mail:

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