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Northeast Consortium

Three Great Schools, Three Great Choices! The Northeast Consortium, or NEC, serves students who live in the attendance area of
  • James H. Blake High School
  • Paint Branch High School
  • Springbrook High School

Each school offers a comprehensive high school curriculum plus a distinctive 'Signature Program.'

The Signature Program 

The Signature program is based on a theme and it is a way of teaching the traditional high school curriculum in a fresh and interesting way that connects academic learning to real-life issues and challenges. All eighth graders have multiple interests and may be interested in the arts, computers, science, engineering, health care, international business, law, or media. As a result, these students will be able to pursue these interests in depth while getting ready for high school graduation and life after high school.

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How Choice Works 

 Each year, all Grade 8 students who live in the NEC attendance area participate in the high school Choice process. Students who attend an NEC feeder middle school are also eligible to participate.

 About 44% of the students select a non-base high school as their first choice, and most students receive their first choice high school in the Choice process.

 For those who receive their second or third choice high school, most of these students start and graduate from their assigned high school because they find other interests they can explore, make new friends and take great classes.

The NEC…Three Great Schools, Three Great Choices!