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

Questions?

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.  

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Northeast Consortium Highlights  

Attention Rising 8th Grade NEC Families

Round 1 NEC Choice forms were due on November 5, 2021.  Round 1 school assignment letters were mailed home on January 5, 2022.  For students who did not receive their first Choice, you may resubmit original choices into round 2 of the lottery process.  Please see school assignment letter for directions.  Round 2 resubmit forms are due by February 11, 2022.  

Newly enrolled 8th grade students into the NEC can participate in round 2 of the Choice lottery process. Instructions will be mailed home the week of January 18, 2022.  The Choice form will be available at bit.ly/choiceNEC

Change of Choice

Students in Grade 9, 10 or 11 who would like to request a different NEC high school for the 2022-2023 school year may submit a Change of Choice request form.  The form is available at bit.ly/MCPSchangeNEC  Forms are due by February 11, 2022.  
Change of Choice FAQ's 

Enroll in NEC

Do you live within the NEC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?

Please email DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org or call our office at 240-740-2540 to schedule an in-person or virtual enrollment.    

 

Appeal Information 

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 1, 2022.  You may submit your appeal by email to DCCAPS@mcpsmd.org and we will process all appeals received.


Optional Appeal Form 
Appeal FAQ's

Questions?

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.  

 

2021-2022 Fall Outreach Season - Click for detailed information in English y en Español

NEC HS Options Fair- Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Springbrook HS Open House* - Thursday, October 14, 2021 (Session RecordingSession Materials)

Paint Branch HS Open House- Wednesday, October 20, 2021  (Session RecordingOpen House Site)
James Hubert Blake HS Open House - Thursday, October 28, 2021 (Session RecordingOpen House Site)  

Links to the virtual open houses will be posted on each high school's website.    

*Application programs hosted at these schools will be offering a separate presentation. See MCPS Special Programs website for details under Programs-At-A-Glance for dates and times. Visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/high/ in October to learn more. 

Blake HS

Signature Programs

  • Arts and Communication
  • Humanities and Public Service

More about programs at Blake HS 
 Open House Recording  (October 2021)

Open House Site

Paint Branch HS

Signature Programs

  • Academy of Science
  • Academy of Media

More about programs at Paint Branch HS 
Paint Branch HS Open House Recording - October 2020

Springbrook HS

Signature Programs

  • Academy of Information Technology
  • Academy of Engineering (PLTW) 
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) 

More about programs at Springbrook HS

Regional Application-Only Programs

Application Programs Open to NEC Students

Special Programs Open to ALL MCPS Students

Regional and Countywide Programs At-A-Glance (eligibility is based on home/assigned high school)

  •  Programs At-A-Glance (this document is being updated regularly please refer back for updated information)
 

All About the Lottery Choice Process

The Northeast Consortium (NEC) Program Booklet has general and specific information about the three schools in the NEC.

Signatures Program Booklet 

Signatures Booklet in Spanish