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.
NEC HS Options Fair- Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Springbrook HS Open House* - Thursday, October 14, 2021 Paint Branch HS Open House- Wednesday, October 20, 2021 James Hubert Blake HS Open House - Thursday, October 28, 2021
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.
Begin learning about the NEC HS Choice process and Signature programs and hear from current NEC students about their experiences. Click on the link below and enjoy the show.
NEC Spring 2021 Video
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 9, 2021. 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.
Signatures Program Booklet