Counseling Dept

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.

Michigan Virtual University website

Michigan's Online Course Catalog

Career Technical Centers

Newaygo County Regional Education Service Agency

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.


Kent Career Tech Center

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. 



My EDP - Career Cruising

Post Secondary Education Opportunities

Out of State Post Secondary Education Opportunity


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.

4-Year Institutions

Central Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Ferris State University

Grand Valley State University

Lake Superior State University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technical University

Oakland 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

Cleary University

College for Creative Studies

Davenport University

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Siena Heights University

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 

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

Michael W. Jonkman Theathre Scholarship - Deadlie April 15, 2017

GRBS Scholarship

Montcalm Community College Scholarship - Deadline March 10, 2917


Northern Rocket Football League Scholarship Application - Deadline is April 20, 2017


Harry J Morris, Jr. Emergency Services Education Scholarship - Deadline is April 1, 2017

Jim Just VFW Scholarship


IBWM Scholarship - Deadline is April 24, 2017


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




Nursing Schools Almanac

Michigan Retailer's Association Scholarship - deadline: April 1, 2017
Harry Morris Scholarship - deadline: April 1, 2017
Grand Rapids Foundation Scholarships - deadline: April 1, 2017
Montcalm Community College Scholarships site - Foundation Scholarship deadline: March 10, 2017

Donald Vandenbos Sr Scholarship - deadline: asap (not listed, but was 4/15/16 last year)

MEA Scholarship - deadline: Feb 23, 2017
Grand Rapids Community College Scholarships site - deadline: March 15, 2017

TCHS Course Catalog

Advantages of Dual Enrollment


Career Technical Education - Making a Difference