Educate • Encourage • Empower

Tri County Area Schools mission is to Educate, Encourage, and Empower our students by creating opportunities for the successful future of each student. We believe in providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students, where every student deserves the opportunity to maximize their potential, and to cultivate active, responsible citizens. Whether you have an incoming kindergarten student or a student entering high school, we invite you to talk with us about how we can serve your family's educational needs.

Why Tri County Area Schools?

  1. New Safety and Security Upgrades in All buildings
  2. Vocational and State of the Art CTE programs available
  3. Dual Enrollment
  4. Early College Options
  5. Free Preschool  and Readiness Kindergarten available
  6. Before and After School Child Care
  7. Award-Winning Music Dept.
  8. Over 60 Athletic Teams and Student Clubs

Programs Available:

Tri County High School (9-12)
Tri County Middle School (6-8)
Tri County Elementary (K-5)
Edgerton Building (3 & 4 yr old Preschool, Early Childhood Special Education)

Tri County Area Schools welcomes student enrollment in our elementary school (K-5), intermediate school (6-8), and high school (9-12).  Each school offers a comprehensive curriculum with clearly defined standards in all subjects at each grade level.

You will need the following information in order to confirm your child's enrollment:

  1. Your child's state-certified Birth Certificate
  2. Proof of Residency (utility bill, tax records, lease agreement)
  3. Copy of your child's immunization record
  4. Picture ID for parent or guardian
  5. High School students must bring a transcript of credits earned
  6. Copy of current IEP, if spcial education services are required

Have you ever had a student enrolled at Tri County Area Schools and had a ParentVue account? 

  • Sand Lake or MacNaughton Elementary
  • Tri County Elementary
  • Tri County Middle School
  • Tri County High School

(If you've had students enrolled but need assistance with a ParentVue account, please contact our offices)

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Need Help?

PDF DocumentOnline Registration Instructions for Parents New to the District
PDF DocumentOnline Registration Instructions for Parents With a ParentVue Account

Welcome to Tri County Area Schools' Preschool enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year. TCAS offers free and tuition-based preschool options for all 3 and 4-year-od children.

  • Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Follow these easy steps to enroll your child:

STEP 1: External LinkCLICK HERE to complete the online preschool enrollment application

STEP 2:  Your child's home school will contact you to begin the enrollment process.

STEP 3:  Complete enrollment for your child.  Students are not enrolled until all materials are complete and on file.

  • Complete the enrollment packet
  • Completed health appraisal (by the first day of class)
  • Copy of Certified Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residency
  • Documentation of household income
  • Copy of immunization record

For more information, please contact Kayla Pyne, Preschool Director, as kpyne@tricountyschools.com

For the 2024-2025 school year, log in to your External LinkParentVue account to complete the returning student verification beginning July 17, 2024.  

Are you experiencing issues or forgot your login/password?  Please email contact@tricountyschools.com or contact your student's school.

Non-Resident Enrollment:  Kindergarten - 12th Grade

PDF DocumentClick here for the 2024-2025 MAISD Cooperative Schools of Choice - Application for Enrollment (For students residing within Montcalm county only)

PDF DocumentWhat you need to know about the county-wide SOC application process

The MAISD Cooperative Schools of Choice Agreement includes the following schools:

Montcalm Area ISD Schools
Carson City-Crystal AreaLakeview Community Schools
Central Montcalm PublicMontabella Community Schools
Greenville Public SchoolsVestaburg Community Schools
Contiguous Local Districts
Alma Public SchoolIonia Public Schools
Beal City Public Schools Ithaca Public Schools
Belding Area SchoolsMorley-Stanwood Community
Cedar Springs Public SchoolsMt. Pleasant Public Schools
Chippewa Hills School DistrictNewaygo Public Schools
Fowler Public SchoolsPewamo-Westphalia Community
Fulton SchoolsShepherd Public Schools
Grant Public SchoolsSt. Johns Public Schools

Helpful Information
  • You must physically reside at the address stated on your Schools of Choice application.
  • TCAS does NOT provide transportation for Schools of Choice students.
  • Students can be denied based on suspension, expulsions, poor attendance/truancy, poor academic standing (GPA lower than 2.0), and the number of behavior referrals.
  • For the reasons mentioned above, parents must sign a release of information to allow the school of choice to request records from previous schools.
  • There are no guarantees of any siblings receiving admission into the county-wide Schools of Choice program.
  • Once accepted into the School of Choice, there is No Need to re-apply yearly, as long as you reside at the address stated on your Schools of Choice application.
  • TCAS strives to maintain a balanced class size.

The Montcalm Area ISD Cooperative Schools of Choice Program has two (2) open window periods for application for schools of choice:  

Fall  - Applications are accepted from July 1, 2024 through September 13th, 2024.  Any applications received after this date will be rejected.

Spring - Applications are accepted from December 2, 2024 through January 10 applications received after this date will be rejected.

Synergy ParentVUE is a tool to help families stay informed about their student's progress. This tool can be used to access your student's grades, attendance information, and also to communicate with teachers. Students will have access to the same information using Synergy StudentVUE.

Each parent/guardian listed in Synergy must have a ParentVUE account. If a parent/guardian does not have an account, contact the student's school directly.

I do not have a ParentVUE login. How do I create an account?
If you need an activation key to create an account, please contact your student's school.

How do I log in to the ParentVUE/StudentVUE mobile app?
To use the Android or iOS app, please select TCAS from the list of MI districts, or enter the district office zip code of 49343.

I forgot my password. How do I reset my password?
Parents have the ability to reset their own passwords. If you have forgotten your password, follow the below steps:

  1. Click on the Login to ParentVUE/StudentVUE link on the top of this page.
  2. Click I am a parent

My account has been disabled. How do I re-enable my account?
For security reasons, ParentVUE accounts are disabled if a password is entered incorrectly more than three times. To re-enable your account, please contact your student's school.

Can I use the same login for all my kids at TCAS?
Yes. Your ParentVUE login gives you access to information on all your kids enrolled at TCAS. If you are not seeing one or more kids with your login, it can be an indication of a duplicate record for you in the system. Please contact your student's school (the student you are unable to see in ParentVUE) to fix this issue.

Due to the Lost Child Act, any child enrolling in a Michigan school district must provide a birth certificate with a raised seal.  No copies will be accepted.

Children Born in Kent, Montcalm, or Newaygo Counties:
Information for parents to obtain a certified copy of the record by visiting the following:

Children Born in the United States - External Linkvisit VitalChek.com