Tri-County Education Center
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.
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.
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
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
Black History Month Resources
February is Black History Month, but we support Black History education and our Black community everyday. Please visit our resource page at FerndaleSchools.org/BHM to find some great ways to show your support and educate yourself. Special activities are going on in our schools this month to honor the legacy of a beautiful culture that has blossomed out of such tragic beginnings.
It's important to remember that Black History month is more than just a highlight reel of Black accomplishments and Black tragedies. As President Obama said in 2016, "We know that this should be more than just a commemoration of particular events. It’s about the lived, shared experience of all African Americans, high and low, famous and obscure, and how those experiences have shaped and challenged and ultimately strengthened America. It’s about taking an unvarnished look at the past so we can create a better future."
TCEC Student Sings Her Heart Out on National Broadcast
TCEC student Michaela Elzie-Hicks is a member of the Detroit Youth Choir (DYC). DYC was invited back to America's Got Talent All-Stars, and Michaela was featured in the broadcast this week (on 1/9). "We're super proud of her," said TCEC Assistant Principal Megan Wilson. View the emotional performance here: AGT Golden Buzzer Video - Detroit Youth Choir
Oakland County Manufacturing Day
TCEC and UHS participated in the annual Oakland County Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7th. We visited Hi-Tech Mold and Engineering in Rochester Hills, MI where students learned about careers in engineering, CAD, CNC operations and IT to name a few. Students went on a tour and watched plastic parts for automobiles being made from beginning to end. It was a great day with lots of new information and new career and internship opportunities.
Oakland County Offers Mental Health Services to Families
Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) offers a free program that uses a brief self-report screening tool for children and youth (6-17 years), who may display concerning behaviors.
The Oakland Community Health Network is here to help! Through the Mental Health Access and Juvenile Justice Diversion (MHA/JJD) project, Ferndale Schools is able to offer free services including a brief mental health screening (MAYSI-2/PSC) to children ages 6-17. This screening is for any child who may be exhibiting at-risk behaviors such as truancy, suspensions, appearing withdrawn, self-harming, etc. We then provide customized recommendations to the families which may include counseling, psychiatry, mentoring programs, and many more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The OCHN also offers School Navigators to assist any children enrolled in school to connect to Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Substance Use, Mental Health, and/or Autism Services. The Navigators have also been critical in helping families connect with reimbursement programs that can assist with deductibles and co-pays for counseling. The navigators can be contacted at email@example.com.
Online, Onsite, Blended
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.
TCEC is committed to your success, in high school and beyond.
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
Get a FREE Certified Endorsement in one of these growing industries with our new TCEC Workforce program.
- Information Technology (IT)
- Construction Trades
Learn More, EARN MORE!