Tri-County Educational Center (9-13)

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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

TCEC Workforce logo 

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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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Bauer, Erika
Tri-County Educational Center
Danek, Doug
Tri-County Educational Center
Grand, Linda
Tri-County Educational Center
Kinnunen, Tricia
Tri-County Educational Center
Lovins, Christine
Tri-County Educational Center
Lovins, Joseph
Tri-County Educational Center
Mroczkowski, Matt
Tri-County Educational Center
Roy, Christina
Tri-County Educational Center
Wilbert, Benjamin
Tri-County Educational Center


Administration Staff


Assistant Principal

Dima Walters
Assistant Principal


Madeline Michalik

Enrollment Secretary

Elizabeth Lisiscki
Enrollment Secretary

Data & Program Analyst

Avery Gaden
Data & Program Analyst


Calendar & News

  • 23 Aug
  • 24 Aug
  • 25 Aug
  • 26 Aug
  • 27 Aug
  • 30 Aug
    thru Sep 2
  • 3 Sep
    thru Sep 6
  • 7 Sep
    • Classes Begin
      Date: Sep 7
      Calendar: Tri-County Educational Center


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TCEC Graduation

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.


12+ Vaccination Clinic: May 20th at FHS

FHS and Bloom Pediatrics will be hosting a 12+ vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 20th.

Register Here

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

There are 250 total vaccine doses available. Register now!

State of the District Mixtapes

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

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COVID-19 Vaccines Open to All 16+

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 for our vaccination page.

County Vaccine Distribution

Learn more about the COVID Vaccine from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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Supporting our Students During Ramadan

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:

You can view more about what we are doing in our schools to support student's celebrating Ramadan by reading the full article.

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FPS Receives $10,000 Grant for Future Educators

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.

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

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

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Tri County Educational Center

21131 Garden Ln
Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248-586-8900
Fax: 248-586-8882

To protect student safety, Bell Schedules are not posted to our website. 
Please call the building secretary for daily bell information.

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Karl Khoury 

Assistant Principal

Dima Walters


Michelle Mirkes (Advisors: Bauer, Danek, Frank, Grand, Kinnunen, C Lovins, J Lovins) 

Heather Malnofski (Advisors: Glime, Lown, Mroczkowski, Roy, Stieber, Wilbert)


Madeline Michalik

Enrollment Secretary

Mercy Servio

Data & Program Analyst

Avery Gaden


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. 

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