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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NEW THIS YEAR: Submit your high school choices online!

Grade 8 NEC families - Thank you for submitting your Round 2 Choices electronically!  Assignment letters were mailed home in March 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions? click here (English, Espanol)

Appeal Information   

Appeals are due to the NEC office by April 6, 2018.  Please review the attachment for information regarding the appeal process.   

NEC Grade 7 Parent Night

Thank you for attending!  
Please review the Powerpoint and summary sheet

Now is a great time to start learning about high school options! (Flyer)  

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.