Northeast Consortium →About
The Northeast Consortium (NEC) includes three high schools and their feeder middle and elementary schools—Blake, Paint Branch, and Springbrook. Each NEC high school offers distinctive signature programs designed to capture students’ interest, incorporate rigorous academic course work, explore possible career pathways, and bring real world relevance to students’ education. Each year, all Grade 8 students who live in the NEC attendance area participate in the high school Choice process. Students who attend an NEC feeder middle school are also eligible to participate. Opportunities are available for parents and students to learn about the Choice process and investigate the unique academy offerings in the NEC.
A Lottery Snapshot: The Choice process is a lottery school* The older sibling must be attending the requested school the following school year.
assignment process that considers students’ choice ranking, base school,
sibling link, school capacity, and socioeconomic status. Students are
guaranteed their base school when ranked first on the initial Choice form, or
if it is marked second and their first choice is not available. For all
students not requesting their base school or the same school as their older
sibling,* school assignments are based on a combination of the aforementioned
factors, and is not soley controlled by available space and the student’s
preferred choice. Every effort is made to assign students to their first
choice, however, students may be assigned to subsequent choices.
Unique Signature programs that are designed around central themes of interest to help students make strong connections between their academics, their personal interests, and their plans for college and future careers.