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
Review the NEC process frequently asked questions.
Contact your student's school counselor, call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540, or via e-mail.
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. This is the first step in the process of registering and enrolling your student into MCPS. https://bit.ly/MCPSdccapsEnrollment1
Please email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org or call our office at 240-740-2540 if you prefer to schedule an in-person enrollment.
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.
Begin learning about the NEC HS Choice lottery process, academy programs and hear from current NEC students about their experiences. Click on the link below and enjoy the show!
NEC Spring 2022 Video
NEC Virtual Information Session Overview
NEC HS Options Fair- Fall, 2021Springbrook HS Open House - Fall, 2021 (Session Recording, Session Materials)
Paint Branch HS Open House- Fall 2021 (Session Recording, Open House Site)James Hubert Blake HS Open House - Fall, 2021 (Session Recording, Open House Site)
Links to the virtual open houses will be posted on each high school's website.
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. The appeals process is now closed. The appeals process opens in March of each school year.
Optional Appeal Form Appeal FAQ's
Last Update: September 13, 2022
More about programs at Blake HS Open House Recording (October 2021)
Open House Site
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.
Signatures Program Booklet