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All Michigan Residents 16+ are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Dima Walters
Assistant Principal


Madeline Michalik

Data & Program Analyst

Avery Gaden
Data & Program Analyst


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Curriculum Quarterly - Science & 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 science 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 May 2021 - Science & Our Students »

State of the District Mixtapes: Daily Launch

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.

Each weeknight at 6:00 pm, we will reveal a new mixtape, which can be viewed altogether or clicked through in any order.

  • Monday, May 10th: Preschool at FECC
  • Tuesday, May 11th: Elementary (Lower & Upper)
  • Wednesday, May 12th: Middle School at FMS
  • Thursday, May 13th: High School at FHS, TCEC, & UHS
  • Friday, May 14th: Your District, Today & Tomorrow

The links will go live at FerndaleSchools.org/2021 all week long.

Teacher Honored with Military Flag for Supporting Military Family

This week, Major Zachary Shea presented Ms. Mikolajewski with a flag from the US Army. This flag honored Ms. M’s work teaching Major Shea’s daughter, Cora, and supporting their family while he was deployed for the last 11 months. 

Thank you Ms. Mikolajewski for supporting all of our Ferndale Families, and thank you, Major Shea, for your service to our country and for helping us to honor the other ways people are serving in our community!

UHS Grad Building Community in Strides

Runner's World featured UHS Grad Joe Robinson (class or 2009) in an inspiring follow-up article recently. Robinson co-founded the Detroit running group , We Run 313, which now includes more than 250 runners. Read the article to discover how Joe is supporting healthy lifestyles, engaging social change, and supporting neighbors in need through running and community building.

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joe robinson running with the running group he co-founded.

3-Year District Calendars, Pending Approval

The following District Calendars are pending approval from the Ferndale Schools Board of Education and the Ferndale Education Association.

Ferndale Schools 2021-2022 District Calendar  

Ferndale Schools 2022-2023 District Calendar  

Ferndale Schools 2023-2024 District Calendar

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 FerndaleSchools.org/District/Health/Vaccine for our vaccination page.

County Vaccine Distribution

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

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Equity Development Team Meeting

The Ferndale Equity Development Team will hold a quarterly community meeting on

Wednesday, April 14th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

If you are interested in joining, please email Robyn Camblin for Zoom information Robyn.Camblin@ferndaleschools.org.

Daily Nutritional Enrichment Activities Calendar

Chartwells is excited to announce a new program: the monthly nutritional enrichment calendar. The calender is a PDF with clickable links available at FerndaleSchools.org/return/meals/#enrichment. Every day features two links:

  • Elementary student activity in green
  • Secondary student activity in orange

These activities are a part of the after school meals program. QR codes with these same links are being placed in the actual meal bags for parents and students to easily access daily enrichment activities. Click the link or the image to view or download the calendar.

April Nutritional Enrichment Activities Calendar