21f Online Learning
The State of Michigan, under Section 21f of the State School Aid Act, has launched the choice for parents to request that their student(s), in grades 5-12, be enrolled in no more than two (2) online courses in place of a currently scheduled course.Tri County Area Schools supports online learning and as a district; we pride ourselves on innovative uses of technology to support learning. Keeping in line with our districts motto of helping every child achieve their best future, our goal is for academic accomplishment and student growth. We do, however, encourage parents to consider carefully if a 100% online course is ideal for their child given the fact that they will be forfeiting face-to-face interaction with a teacher.
Parents should carefully consider the unique qualities of their child when deciding if an online class is right for him/her. These factors include:
Can your student self-advocate to seek help within a virtual setting?
Can your student create and maintain a study schedule without the face-to-face instruction of a teacher?
Does your student possess independent study habits needed to complete an entire course online without direct supervision?
Does your student have the reading, writing, math and computer literacy skills to succeed in a class that is completely online?
Prerequisite: Permission of Counselor
Course Description:An interactive teacher directed internet connected learning environment, in which pupils are separated from their teachers by time/location. Beginning the 2015-16 school year, all 21F courses will be granted a letter grade.
Career Technical Centers
NCRESA offers our students afternoon classes ranging from Arts & Communication, to Cosmetology to Mechatronics or Welding! Bussing is provided, leaving TCHS at 11:25 am and arriving back on campus at 3:10 pm. Students must make arrangements for a ride home from the high school as this program arrives back to TCHS too late for our students to utilize our district bus program.
KCTC is located on East Beltline in Grand Rapids and offers a morning session in many different areas. Students are provided transportation from the high school (6:00 am departure time) to KCTC and back again.
Financial Aid Information
My EDP - Career Cruising
Post Secondary Education Opportunities
MTA - Montcalm Community College
The Michigan Transfer Agreement was designed to facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of an associates' degree or as a stand alone package at a Michigan Community College.
Starting in the 10th grade, students will work towards successfully completing at least 30 credits of coursework in six defined areas with at least a grade of a 2.0 in each.
When coursework requirements for meeting the MTA have been completed, the student may request that their transcript be posted MTA satisfied and must send an official copy to the four year institution.
Central Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
Lake Superior State University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technical University
Saginaw Valley State University
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
University of Michigan—Dearborn
University of Michigan—Flint
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
4 Year Private Institutions
College for Creative Studies
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Siena Heights University
College Course Transfer Equivalencies
Family Health Care - Child & Adolescent Health Center
11 N. Maple Street in Grant
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
American's Farmers Grow Ag Scholarship - Deadline is January 31, 2017
Big Rapids Elks Lodge Scholarships - Deadline is December 1, 2016 AND February 3, 2017
Lake Michigan Credit Union/Hutt Scholarship - Deadline is January 31, 2017
CMU Lem Tucker Scholarship - Deadline is February 17, 2017
Community First Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Deadline is March 20, 2017
Grand Rapids Community College Scholarship - Deadline is March 15, 2017
Tri County Education Association Scholarship
Tri County Sports Boosters Scholarship
MEA Retired Scholarship
Stanley & Ashley Blanche Scholarship CRITERIA and APPLICATION due March 29, 2017
Montcalm Panhandle Community Fund Scholarships Application due March 29, 2017
Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Scholarship Application - Deadline is March 24, 2017
Comden Towle Scholarship Application (for Montcalm County residents only)
Montcalm Community College Scholarship - Deadline March 10, 2917
Northern Rocket Football League Scholarship Application
Harry J Morris, Jr. Emergency Services Education Scholarship - Deadline is April 1, 2017
Jim Just VFW Scholarship
Grand Rapids Foundation Scholarships - Deadline is April 1, 2017
Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship - Deadline is April 1, 2017
Flat River Community Players' Scholarship - Deadline is March 31, 2017
Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Donald Vandenbos Sr. Scholarship - Deadline ASAP