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Tri-County Education Center

Tri-County Educational Center 21131 Gardenlane Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone 248-586-8900

Grades 9-12 & Adults

Your Diploma, Your Way

Tri-County Educational Center (TCEC) is an innovative high school for alternative students ages 16 - 21 and adult students aged 22+. We offer a free, accredited High School Diploma from Ferndale Public Schools to all students in Wayne, Macomb & Oakland County. Graduate on your terms! Anytime. Anywhere.

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Resources You Need to Succeed

TCEC is not a charter school, or a for-profit business. We are part of Ferndale Public Schools, and we care about helping all the members of our community. 

One-To-One Technology

We offer laptop computers and WiFi cards to every student, to make online learning easy and accessible.

Educational Mentors

Our student counselors can help you through all of lives challenges and help you succeed in achieving your educational goals.

On-Site Career Support Services

Explore career opportunities, Practice resume building, get interview tips and more right here.

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Core Curriculum

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.

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 (ESL)

We offer ESL courses at Jewish Vocational Services in the evening from 5:30pm - 9:30pm  

                29699 Southfield Rd, Southfield. North of 12 Mile Rd

TCEC News

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Participate in PLAN Ferndale Virtual Summit

Join the City of Ferndale for a 2-day interactive virtual summit where we will be exploring the vision of our city, together. Participate in three (3) Virtual Community Summit sessions on October 26th and 27th. RSVP below (note there are separate RSVP links for each session) and be sure to share with your friends and neighbors. In case you cannot attend, these sessions will be recorded and posted online at a later date.

Plan Ferndale - Virtual Community Summit – October 26 & 27

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6-12 Parent Teacher Conferences; October 12-15

Next week will be Parent Teacher Conferences for middle school and high school families. This is an important opportunity for parents to interact with teachers and focus directly on your student. At kidshealth.org, there are some helpful steps you can take for before, during, and after the conference. The article reminds us that:

Kids and teens do better in school when parents and guardians get involved. Attending parent–teacher conferences is one way to be involved and help your child succeed.

A parent–teacher conference is a great opportunity to:

  • discuss your child's progress
  • share your child's strengths and needs
  • work with the teacher to help your child do well in school

Read the Full Article at KidsHealth.org

Community Comes Out for Homecoming

Families lined the streets of 9 Mile and Pinecrest to welcome the 2021 Eagle Pride Homecoming Parade last Friday. Students joined their classmates and teachers to carry banners down the main streets, led by the Golden Eagle Marching Band.


The Eagle Pride Tailgate once again featured free music and an inflatable slide, as well as local food trucks and games for community members. Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate with us. #FlyHighEagles

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Community Health Reminder

As the weather grows colder and traditional flu season approaches, please remember that it is essential that we do not send students to school if they are not feeling well. In addition to traditional signs of illness, we are asking you to watch for these symptoms of potential illness due to unique coronaviruses in circulation.

If your students are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please keep them at home until 24-48 hours after the symptoms are gone:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • new loss of taste or smell

 

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Online, Onsite, Blended

Online Courses 

Whether you are looking to Recover Credits or Self-Direct your path to your diploma, our online courses enable learning your way.

  • Earn your diploma faster than anywhere else
  • Online Course Options
  • ​Night School Options
  • Credit Recovery
  • Self-Directed Learning

On-Site Learning Labs

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, with online courses and on-site learning support options. Offering our students online coursework and on-site teaching and mentoring, TCEC creates an environment where teachers really care and students really learn.

Career Support

TCEC is committed to your success, in high school and beyond.

Career Counselors

Our career counselors will help you get hired FAST!  Get interview prep, job skills, certification & experience while you learn.

  • Direct Pipeline to work through MIWorks
  • Career Counseling
    • Write your resume
    • Learn Interview Skills
    • Discover High Demand Jobs in Growing Industries

Contact our Career Readiness Counselor, Pam Bellaver, for more info »

Free Endorsements

Get a FREE Certified Endorsement in one of these growing industries with our new TCEC Workforce program.

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction Trades
  • Healthcare

Learn More, EARN MORE!

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