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
Board Selects Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum As Superintendent
Ferndale Schools Board of Education unanimously (7-0) moved to offer Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum a contract to serve as the district’s next Superintendent on Wednesday.
“The Board of Education was very excited to have such an excellent pool of candidates to select from. I want to thank the community for providing input on what they were looking for in our next leader. This feedback was vital in developing the selection criteria which we used as guidance during the entire selection process.
Based upon our selection criteria, Dr. Hayes Goodrum continually rose to the top of our list at each stage in this process. We are so excited to welcome her to our Ferndale Family; she is the right fit to lead our school community forward," said Sandra Dukhie, President, Ferndale Schools Board of Education.
The selection of Dr. Hayes Goodrum marks the conclusion of an extensive search process. You can learn more about the search process by clicking the link. The Board of Education will now work with Ray and Associates to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Hayes Goodrum. Once negotiations are complete the contract will be voted on by the Board of Education at a future meeting.
To learn more about Dr. Hayes Goodrum, view her Bio & Resume.
TCEC Awards JFK Honorees & All Graduates
TCEC Graduation was held in the Ferndale High School Auditorium on Thursday, June 9th. We are proud of all the graduates who completed their journey and earned their diplomas this year.
Since 1964, Ferndale Schools has honored President John F. Kennedy and the aspirations, intelligence, and public conscience he stood for—which our schools strive to foster. This is done through a scholarship recognizing outstanding achievement both in academics and service. In addition to a plaque, these two students also receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the Ferndale Schools Board of Education.
This year's TCEC honorees are Braylon Bellamy & Ndye Diop.
Honorees, you are truly outstanding representatives of Ferndale Schools, and your dedication and achievements exemplify the principles of John F. Kennedy. Congratulations to you on joining the ranks of more than 50 Years of Ferndale School’s John F. Kennedy Award recipients and best of luck in all you do in the future.
Two graduating seniors from each of our high schools are selected, students who represent their graduating class through scholarship, school involvement, community service, leadership, and individual responsibility.
Curbside and Summer Food Service UPDATE
Our last curbside meal pick-up of the school year will be available on Monday, May 23rd. This is due to the Holiday Schedule and the frequent half days the last week of school. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Summer Meet Up and Eat Up food service will begin serving breakfast and lunch on the dates and locations below:
- June 20th at the Detroit Curling Club in Martin Road Park, 1615 E Lewiston Ave
- June 27th at FHS, 881 Pinecrest Dr
- June 27th at Ferndale Lower Elementary School, 2610 Pinecrest Dr.
View the flyers below for time and location details.
Summer Plus Tutoring
Ferndale Schools is offering individual and small group tutoring for any Ferndale student ahead of the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Tutors will engage students in skill-building, reading remediation, and district-approved programs to help students prepare for the upcoming school year in 30-60 minute sessions.
Who: Any Ferndale Student in grades K-12 is eligible for tutoring.
When: August 8-11 & August 15-18 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
Once you sign up, we will work to get your student as many sessions as possible. Each session is about 30 minutes and will take place at Ferndale Middle School.
Please contact Aaron Blatt with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!