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.
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
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)
- Construction Trades
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.
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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Calendar & News
25 Novthru Nov 27
Thanksgiving Break- No SchoolDate: Nov 25 - Nov 27Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
15 Decthru Dec 17
Midterm Exams/ Half days for StudentsDate: Dec 15 - Dec 17Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
Records Day- No SchoolDate: Dec 21Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
22 Decthru Jan 1
Winter Holiday Break- No SchoolDate: Dec 22 - Jan 1Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
M. L. King Day- No SchoolDate: Jan 18Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
19 Janthru Jan 22
Second Semester OrientationDate: Jan 19 - Jan 22Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
Classes BeginDate: Jan 25Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Through the Tri-County Educational Center (TCEC), adults working in essential industries or as frontline workers can earn a high-school diploma and qualify for FREE job-training programs or FREE community college. This program is supported by the Futures for Frontliners initiative. The program is open to anyone who
- is a legal Michigan resident
- has not earned an Associates or Bachelor's Degree
- has worked in an essential industry at least part-time & outside of the home for 11 of the 13 weeks between April 1 – June 30, 2020
TCEC always offers a free high-school diploma to all Oakland, Wayne, & Macomb County residents. TCEC also offers professional certificates to all students through the TCEC Workforce program. This additional funding from the State of Michigan offers even more opportunities and resources to children and adults seeking to improve their education and employment future. Learn more about TCEC and Professional Certification at GoTCEC.com
Appllication deadline is December 31st, 2020. But, don't wait. Start moving toward your future today!
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 email@example.com.
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.
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):
- 9:00 am – noon
- Breakfast and Lunch for Mon, Tues, Wed
- 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.
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.
Beginning on Thursday, November 5th, Ferndale Schools students enrolled in Oakland Schools Technical Campus will be asked to attend on-site lessons on Thursday and Friday. The Monday–Wednesday will be asynchronous instruction.
- Enrollment will be kept to half capacity.
- Efforts will be made to maximize student and staff safety (smaller “bubble”)
Live ZOOM sessions/online instruction will no longer occur as of 11/5/2020 in each program (although pre-recorded content may be available.) Only asynchronous curriculum will be offered on off-site days.
For more details, visit the OSTC section of our Building Info page in the Returning to Learning Hub.
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.
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: