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 via e-mail.
Round 1 NEC Choice forms were due by Friday, November 6, 2020 for students who reside within the NEC. The Choice form window is now closed.
Assignment letters for students who participated in Round 1 will be mailed during the week of January 11, 2021.
Students currently enrolled in a NEC high school in grade 9, 10, or 11 who would like to request a different NEC high school for the 2021-2022 school year may submit a Change of Choice request form using the link below. Students must be logged into their MCPS google account and together with their parent/guardian can submit the request form. The deadline to submit the request form is Friday, February 12, 2021.
Change of Choice FAQ's
The NEC High School Virtual Information Session for grade 8 students and families was Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (the session recordings are posted below).
Do you live within the NEC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
The online process for enrollment starts at the link below. That is the first step in the process of registering and enrolling your student into MCPS. Once complete, you will be directed to our team to complete the Choice process and be assigned a school.
Please email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org with any questions. Please allow 36 hours (or less) for a response.
An appeal process is in place for those who may have a unique and verifiable hardship or unforeseen circumstances that could warrant override the school assignment process. To appeal, you must submit a letter explaining the reason for the request to the director of DCCAPS. Please include your students name, MCPS ID number, parent/guardian signature, and phone number. Appeals are due by Friday, April 3, 2020. During this nationwide emergency, you may submit your appeal by email to DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org and we will process all appeals received.Optional Appeal Form Appeal FAQ's
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 or email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org.
More about programs at Blake HS Open House Recording - October 2020Open House Website
More about programs at Paint Branch HS Paint Branch HS Open House Recording - October 2020
More about programs at Springbrook HS
The Northeast Consortium (NEC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the three schools in the NEC.