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Tri-County Educational Center

Tri-County Educational Center (TCEC) is an innovative middle & high school for alternative students ages 11 - 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.

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 Certified Endorsements: Learn More, Earn More

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

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

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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.


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.

 

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Teachers

Name
Building
Position
Phone
Bauer, Erika
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4301
Danek, Doug
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4302
Grand, Linda
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4304
Kinnunen, Tricia
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4305
Lovins, Christine
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4306
Lovins, Joseph
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4307
Mroczkowski, Matt
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4310
Roy, Christina
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4309
Wilbert, Benjamin
Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher
248-586-8900 x4311

DIRECTOR'S CORNER

Administration Staff

Principal

Karl Khoury
Principal
248-586-8612

Assistant Principal

Dima Walters
Assistant Principal
248-586-8904

Secretary

Madeline Michalik
Secretary
Mercy Servio
Secretary
248-586-8887

Data & Program Analyst

Avery Gaden
Data & Program Analyst

Counselors

Heather Malnofski
Counselor
248-586-8902
Michelle Mirkes
Counselor
248-586-8899

Calendar & News

First Day of School

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

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Theatre Presents "Got Rights?" Monologues

Ferndale High School’s Student Enterprise Theatre’s original production, “Got Rights?”, is now available to watch online, starting Friday, Feb. 5, on our YouTube channel.

“Got Rights?” is a collection of monologues from 13 plays and one historical speech. Twelve FHS students rehearsed individually with director Kelly Komlen over Zoom for several weeks and video-recorded each part on the high school stage on a recent Sunday. 

The production includes portions from “What the Constitution Means to Me,” a play by Heidi Schreck that ran on Broadway in 2019. Also included are excerpts from “To Kill A Mockingbird,” a play adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Harper Lee’s novel, “Fun Home” by Lisa Kron, “The Ecclesiazuæ” by Aristophanes–to name a few–plus a speech by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

Because the performance is online only, tickets are not being sold. Viewers instead are invited to make donations to one of the following: 

 

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Curriculum Quarterly - Math & Our Students

The latest FPS Curriculum Quarterly is now available. Our Curriculum & Instruction Department will be releasing a new issue 4 times a year that will briefly highlight areas of teaching and learning in Ferndale Public Schools. We look forward to sharing our programming overviews with you.  If you have questions, please contact Johanna Mracna at johanna.mracna@ferndaleschools.org.

This issue focuses on our Mathematics learning goals and methods, presented by grade ranges. Please take a look, and stay tuned for future issues introducing our other pillars of education.

Read the Curriculum Quarterly for December 2020 - Math & Our Students »

Free Live Tutoring Tool through Ferndale Public Library

The library subscribed to Tutor.com this fall, which offers free live tutoring on top of a bunch of other cool stuff.  Students can get access to Tutor.com with their Ferndale Library card.

Gain Study Skills with tutor.com.  Get organized, set goals, take notes, create better study habits, and learn research skills. Get one-to-one guidance from our expert Study Skills Coaches-FREE.

Curriculum Quarterly - Literacy & Our Students

The latest FPS Curriculum Quarterly is now available. Our Curriculum & Instruction Department will be releasing a new issue 4 times a year that will briefly highlight areas of teaching and learning in Ferndale Public Schools. We look forward to sharing our programming overviews with you.  If you have questions, please contact Johanna Mracna at johanna.mracna@ferndaleschools.org.

This issue focuses on our literacy learning goals and methods, presented by grade ranges. Please take a look, and stay tuned for future issues introducing our other pillars of education.

Read the Curriculum Quarterly for October 2020 - Literacy and Our Students »

Click to view the Curriculum Quarterly for October 2020.

Nutritional Support Continues

Ferndale Schools continues to provide contactless meal pick-up for children throughout building closures. Pick-up is available at the FMS North Entrance at 725 Pinecrest Dr. (glass awning pictured below):

  • Monday
    • 9:00 am – noon
    • Breakfast and Lunch for Mon, Tues, Wed
  • Thursday
    • 9:00 am – noon
    • Breakfast and Lunch for Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

Meals include breakfast, lunch, supper & snack including milk. Vegetarian options are available upon request at curbside.

Special dietary needs and allergies will be accommodated, after a special form is filed with the Chartwells Food Service Office.

FMS exterior with glass awning

Learning Support Lab attendees are now receiving supper and snack at Ferndale Upper and Lower Elementary, in addition to breakfast and lunch. Children now go home with nutritious meals to be enjoyed daily!

This program receives support from the Children and Adult Care Food program to serve healthy meals to your children. For more information about the USDA nutritional standards used to guide meal preparation, please see the attached flyer.

"Safe For School" Hotline from Oakland County Health Department

Oakland Together has announced a new call-in tool offering guidance for parents and students. This telephone screening resource is available to assist parents in pre-screening and identifying potential illness in children prior to entering school buildings.

The hotline is supported by Beaumont, and all screenings are conducted by healthcare professionals. Hotline staff can help answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms, the need for testing, and what is considered high-risk.

COST: No cost for parents/guardians of Oakland County school-aged children
WHEN: 5:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Monday through Friday
October 12 - December 30, 2020
 

Call 248-551-4242 to reach the hotline.

Parent University: Personal Internet Security Tips

Mrs. Jeffrey has started a Parent University series where parents teach other parents about different subjects.  With students learning virtually right now, the first presentation was on personal internet security. You can view the video on YouTube by clicking on the image below.

Guidance for tracking assignments

We have put together some assistance for tracking student assignments in two virtual learning tools being used across the district: Google Classrooms and Canvas. You can find the guidance in the Returning to Learning Hub on the Distance Learning » Technology page.

You can also view the guidance on the webpage on the webpage linked below:

Assignment Tracking Guidance: Canvas & Google Classrooms