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Tri-County Educational Center (TCEC) is an innovative high school for alternative students aged 14-21 and adults students aged 22+. We offer an accredited High School Diploma on your terms! Anywhere. Anytime.

Our Ferndale campus is conveniently located in Detroit's nearest northern suburb. Serving students in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties, TCEC offers an alternative to traditional education, using online coursework and on-site teaching and mentoring to create an environment where teachers really care and students really learn.

Education to Meet
   Your Learning Style

  • Virtual Classrooms

  • Blended Learning

  • GED Prep

With the Resources
   You Need to Succeed

  • One-To-One Technology

  • WiFi Cards

  • Educational Mentors

  • On-Site Career Support Services

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There are three reasons why so many students and their families are interested in this high school alternative-and why TCEC is the right option for you!

1. Personalized

It's about you. Earn credits to graduate from high school anytime, anywhere.

2. Supportive

We work for you. Gain access to everything you need to succeed in school and life.

3. Connected

Fit to your life.  Use technology to learn your way, working and attending classes online or on-site. 

  • Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Credit Recovery Program
  • Options for Online Coursework
  • GED Preparation 


High School Completion

This is a chance for anyone to complete their high school diploma. We have traditional and on-line courses during the day, afternoon and evening. It is never too late to get your diploma and move on to the dreams you have set for your life.

GED Preparation

We offer teacher directed and on-line GED classes to best prepare you for the new on-line GED exam.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Caring teachers will help you to improve your reading, writing, and math skills and provide computer support. Raise your confidence, learn new skills, and be proud of what you can accomplish.

English As A Second Language 

We offer ESL courses at Jewish Vocational Services in the evening from 6:00-9:45pm                   29699 Southfield Rd, Southfield. North of 12 Mile Rd.



One-On-One Mentoring

Don’t understand the homework? Need extra help? Someone is always here for you.

On-site Career Support Services
Find a job. Build a resume. Develop your interviewing skills.

Online Classes with In-Person Support
Earn credit when you show what you know. 



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Karl Khoury - Principal

Larry Davis - Vice Principal

Michelle Mirkes - Counselor

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