Tri-County Educational Center (9-13)
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.
Data & Program Analyst
Calendar & News
DPPD - No SchoolDate: Aug 23Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
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DPPD - No SchoolDate: Aug 25Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher Prep DayDate: Aug 26Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
Teacher Prep DayDate: Aug 27Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
30 Augthru Sep 2
Student OrientationDate: Aug 30 - Sep 2Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
3 Septhru Sep 6
Labor Day Break- No SchoolDate: Sep 3 - Sep 6Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
Classes BeginDate: Sep 7Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center
TCEC honored the graduating class of 2021 in an outdoor ceremony at Ferndale High School on Thursday. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates, and good luck on your future endeavors.
FHS and Bloom Pediatrics will be hosting a 12+ vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 20th.
The Pfizer vaccine will be provided, and will require a second dose on June 10th. Parents must Complete This Consent Form for all students, and bring it the day of the clinic or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 250 total vaccine doses available. Register now!
Every year, we present the annual state of the district. To celebrate some of the innovations and adaptations we have developed during building closures, we are presenting the State of the District as a series of short videos, available for asynchronous viewing.
View the 2021 State of the District Mixtapes, which can be viewed altogether or clicked through in any order.
- Preschool at FECC
- Elementary (Lower & Upper)
- Secondary (FMS, FHS, TCEC, & UHS)
- Your District, Today & Tomorrow
The links are live at FerndaleSchools.org/2021.
COVID-19 Vaccines are now available to ALL MICHIGAN RESIDENTS AGES 16 AND UP. The resources below will allow you to register conveniently, or visit FerndaleSchools.org/District/Health/Vaccine for our vaccination page.
Rite Aid also offers Free COVID-19 testing for Ages 4+
County Vaccine Distribution
Learn more about the COVID Vaccine from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
We are approaching the holy month of Ramadan ( Ramadan 2021: Sundown on Tuesday April 13 – sundown on Wednesday, May 12, 2021) for our Muslim students and staff. Ramadan commemorates the revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (according to Muslim tradition). During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to sunset, and the month culminates with a holiday called Eid al-Fitr, a three-day celebration that involves praying, visiting relatives, exchanging gifts, remembering deceased loved ones and helping those experiencing poverty. Children are not required to fast until they reach puberty, but some do choose to fast regardless of their age. The last 10 days of Ramadan involve intense religious devotion, which may contribute to absence from school.
Here are some helpful resources to learn more about Ramadan:
- Nadia’s Ramada Short Film
- “Islam and Muslims”
- How Teachers Can Support Students During Ramadan
- Teaching About Ramadan and EID
You can view more about what we are doing in our schools to support student's celebrating Ramadan by reading the full article.
Ferndale Schools will be receiving the Future Proud Michigan Educator Grant from the Michigan Department of Education. This $10,000 grant will fund support engagement efforts for current students considering the Future Teacher Pathway (dual-enrollment) with Wayne State University. Our hope is that, with this grant, we will be able to help guide and mentor our next generation of teachers.
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 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.
Tri County Educational Center
21131 Garden Ln
Ferndale, MI 48220
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Michelle Mirkes (Advisors: Bauer, Danek, Frank, Grand, Kinnunen, C Lovins, J Lovins)
Heather Malnofski (Advisors: Glime, Lown, Mroczkowski, Roy, Stieber, Wilbert)
Data & Program Analyst
8 Mile and Wyoming. Turn North on Wyoming towards 9 mile from 8 mile. First traffic light is Cloverdale, turn right, go about 3 blocks and school will be on the right hand side.