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 student's school counselor, call the Division of Consortia Choice and Application Program Services(DCCAPS) at 240-740-2540, or via e-mail.
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 VideoNEC Virtual Information Session Overview
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.
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
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.
NEC HS Options Fair- Wednesday, September 29, 2021Springbrook HS Open House* - Thursday, October 14, 2021 (Session Recording, Session Materials)
Paint Branch HS Open House- Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (Session Recording, Open House Site)James Hubert Blake HS Open House - Thursday, October 28, 2021 (Session Recording, Open 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.
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