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 e-mail our staff

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Northeast Consortium Highlights  

NEC High School Choice Updates 

School assignment letters for current 8th grade students who live within the NEC boundary area were mailed during the second week of January 2020.  

ATTENTION - Current NEC High School Students 

Current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in requesting a Change of Choice to another Northeast consortia high school may complete the Change of Choice form.  Forms need to be submitted to the DCCAPS office by Friday, February 14, 2020.  For question please refer to the FAQ

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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.  Appeals can be mailed to 11721 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring MD 20902 or faxed to 301-649-8155.  Please include your students name, MCPS ID number, parent/guardian signature, and phone number.  Appeals are due by Friday, April 3, 2020.  Please review the Appeal Information Letter and Optional Appeal Form

Enroll in NEC

Do you live within the NEC boundaries? Need to enroll your child in high school?
Contact us at 240-740-2540.

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.

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

  • 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

All About the Choice Process

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