Free Chromebook; a computer for every student
Learn from home with online courses & testing
In-person support labs available


Tri-County Education Center

Tri-County Educational Center 8711 Cloverdale 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. 


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.

Current Student Links

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TCEC Adult Opportunities

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 a range of morning and evening English Language class options, both online and in-person, from Monday - Friday. Please contact us for more details!

Tri-County Educational Center 8711 Cloverdale Ferndale, Phone 248-586-8900


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TCEC Explores Biology Exhibit & More

Students from TCEC traveled to Flint to visit the Sloan Museum to explore the Real Bodies Exhibit. This exhibit provided students the opportunity to get a close understanding of the human body and its systems with displays made from real human specimens respectfully preserved. Students explored muscle, skeletal, respiratory, nervous, and circulatory systems just to name a few. Being able to walk around specimens and see them in a different perspectives provides a more complete understanding than viewing photos or illustrations in a textbook or online. Students then took time to go through the Sloan’s History gallery and explored Flint’s history. The final exploration of the Sloan Museum took students into the Discovery Hall, which focused on various science concepts with interactive displays to explore physical and chemical science concepts. You can take a Virtual Tour throughout the museum on the Sloane website.

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TCEC Students Celebrate Community with Thanksgiving Display

TCEC students participating in their Thanksgiving advisory classroom door decorating contest!

Students Quest for Careers at Suburban Showplace

Students from FHS, UHS, and TCEC attended the Southeast MiCareer Quest event last Tuesday held annually at Suburban Showplace in Novi. Employers and training institutions from around Michigan provided students with hands on experiences in four career quadrants including Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Construction and Information Technology. Students tried out new technology, asked questions and participated in computerized and VR simulations. Students learned about possible career pathways and opportunities in their areas of interest.

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Thanksgiving Feasts from Kroger, State Police & TCEC

The Michigan State Police partnered with TCEC to nominate 5 TCEC families to receive a Thanksgiving meal, generously donated by Kroger. Families came to TCEC to receive their meals on Friday, November 17th. It was a great opportunity to build connections within our community while providing seasonal blessings to TCEC families.

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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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