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.
Groundhog Shadow Day - March 13, 2020
Talk & Tour Sign Up
DIY Job Shadow
Health Immersion (for seniors only)
Parents as Career Coaches
MiCareer Quest - May 13, 2020
O-Net OnLine - This site has detailed descriptions of the world of work for job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
My Next Move - Answer questions about the type of work you might enjoy. The site will suggest careers that match your interests and training.
Gladeo - Find your dream career by answering questions to help you explore your interests, strengths, and personality type to find a career that matches you!
Career OneStop - A career, training, and job search website for the US Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information, and resources.
K-12 - Have fun exploring careers, play some games and do some research while learning about Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) information and statistics.
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.
College Entrance Info
For more details and information about students who would like to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement, please see the Michigan Transfer Agreement section of this webpage.
Coming soon! Links to Articulation Agreements between TC and other places.
Financial Aid Information
Michigan Transfer Agreement
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 is posted MTA satisfied and must send an official copy to the four-year institution. Click here to see the list of institutions.
Scholarship Search Engines:
We recommend you only use free college scholarship search tools.
*Students! Be sure to Connect to Mrs. Renner if you open an account so we can help you if you need it!*
This link includes fact sheets and forms for programs such as Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), Children of Veterans Tuition Grant, Fostering Futures Scholarship, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, as well as many others.
December Scholarship Deadlines:
Michigan Elks Association Gold Key Scholarship for Special Need students: Deadline is December 15, 2109
January Scholarship Deadlines:
American Legion Dept of MI Scholarships - $500 - $18,000 - Deadlines vary
Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria outlined on the website. Included scholarships are:
- Boys State Samsung Scholarship
- Baseball Scholarships
- William D & Jewell Brewer Scholarship
- Oratorical Contest Scholarship
- Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship
- Student Trooper Scholarship
- Guy M Wilson Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to help transgender students with education-related expenses while pursuing a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program with a satellite campus or permanent presence in Kent County. Individual scholarships may be up to $2500. Applications for the 2020-2021 year will open January 1, 2020. Due some date in June, last year June 7
NAFEPA Scholarship - Deadline is January 6, 2020
ENF Legacy Award Scholarship - Deadline is January 31, 2020
Lake Michigan Credit Union/Hutt Scholarship - $2000 (10 available) Deadline January 31, 2020
- All senior high school students are eligible for the program (except for LMCU employees, children of LMCU employees, directors or officers). All applicants must be a resident of Michigan or Florida, or a member of Lake Michigan Credit Union, or the child of a Lake Michigan Credit Union member (i.e. a student in Texas must be a member/child of a member to be eligible). Students must plan to enter a trade school, college or university in the next academic year. Recipients must submit evidence of acceptance and enrollment in an accredited trade school, college or university before payment will be made.
February Scholarship Deadlines:
The Elks National Foundation Legacy Award Scholarship - Deadline is January 31, 2020
American Farmers Grow Ag Scholarship - $1500 (352 available) - Deadline is January 15, 2020
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, partners with farmers to award rural youth $1,500 scholarships to support their studies in ag-related fields after high school. Farmers play a fundamental role in Grow Ag Leaders by promoting the opportunity to local students and endorsing applications. This year, more than a half-million dollars in scholarships are available to high school seniors and college students in rural communities across the country. Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are available in a variety of fields including farming, agronomy, education, science, technology, business, communications and more.
CMU - Lem Tucker Scholarship - Deadline February 14, 2020
Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation Scholarships - Deadline Jan 31, 2020 (open now!!!)
March Scholarship Deadlines:
Grand Rapids Foundation - Deadline is March 1, 2020
Rosa Parks Scholarship - Deadline is March 1, 2019
GRBS Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline March 4, 2019
- Available through the counseling office Jan-Mar of your senior year.
Harry E. Tope Memorial Aviation Scholarship Fund - $3000 - Deadline March 4, 2020
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships - Deadlines start March 1, 2019
Herbert H Lueth Scholarship - $1000 (five available) - Deadline March 8, 2019
Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarship - Scholarship $ varies - Deadline is March 15, 2020
Michael W Jonkman Theatre Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019
TCEA Scholarship - Deadline March 26, 2020
Flat River Community Players’ Scholarship - $500 - Deadline is March 30, 2019
Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals Scholarship - Deadline is March 11
ChoiceOne Bank Scholarship - Deadline is March 15
Jim Just Howard City VFW Scholarship - Deadline March 26, 2020
Stanley & Blanche Ash Scholarship Application - Deadline is March 29, 2020
Pease Insurance Agency Wrestling Scholarship - Deadline March 26, 2020
Cheryl Pease Scholarship - Deadline March 26, 2020
Randall L. Fisher Scholarship - Deadline March 26, 2020
Kyle Boss Memorial Aviation Scholarship - Deadline March 26, 2020
Robert M. Alger Scholarship - Deadline March 26, 2020
Dorothy Ravell Memorial Music Scholarship - Deadline March 26, 2020
Vetericyn - Future Leaders in Agriscience or Veterinary - Deadline is March 14, 2020
Independent Bank of West MI Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline is March 29, 2019
Montcalm Conservation District Scholarship - Deadline is March 31, 2019
April Scholarship Deadlines:
Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship - Deadline is April 1, 2019
Community First Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Deadline is April 1, 2020
Credit Union One Scholarship - Deadline is April 1, 2020
Donald Vandenbos Sr Scholarship - $1000 (two available) - Deadline is April 12, 2019
MEA REGION 9 MEA Application - Deadline is April 19, 2019
Northern Rocket Football League Scholarship - Deadline is April 20, 2019
May Scholarship Deadlines:
West Michigan Veterans Coalition Armed Forces Dependent Scholarship - May 31, 2019
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