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.

External LinkMichigan Virtual University website

PDF DocumentMichigan's Online Course Catalog

Career Exploration

External LinkCareer Cruising


External LinkGroundhog Shadow Day - March 13, 2020

PDF DocumentTalk & Tour Dates

External LinkTalk & Tour Sign Up

Google DocDIY Job Shadow

External LinkHealth Immersion (for seniors only)

External LinkParents as Career Coaches

External LinkMiCareer Quest - May 13, 2020
    (all TCMS 8th-grade students will attend)


External LinkO-Net OnLine - This site has detailed descriptions of the world of work for job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


External LinkMy Next Move - Answer questions about the type of work you might enjoy. The site will suggest careers that match your interests and training.


External LinkGladeo - Find your dream career by answering questions to help you explore your interests, strengths, and personality type to find a career that matches you!


External LinkCareer 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.


External LinkK-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

External LinkNewaygo 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.


External LinkKent 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. 


Dual Enrollment

External LinkQualifying Scores to be Eligible for Dual Enrollment

External LinkMCC Dual Enrollment Guide

External LinkMontcalm Community College Dual Enrollment Application

PDF DocumentDual Enrollment Minimum Scores

External LinkAccuplacer Preparation

 External LinkSending MCC Transcripts to Another College

External LinkFerris State Dual Enrollment

External LinkCollege Course Transfer Equivalencies


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.  


Michigan Transfer Agreement

Google DocMTA FAQs & Requirements

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.

Google DocMTA Sample 4-Year Schedule Plan


PDF DocumentMontcalm Community College MTA Application


External LinkFerris State University MTA Information


Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Search Engines:

External LinkFastWeb!      

External LinkCollege Board Scholarship Search     

External LinkCollege NET      

External LinkCollege    

We recommend you only use free college scholarship search tools.


External LinkMicro-Scholarships for select colleges and universities

*Students! Be sure to Connect to Mrs. Renner if you open an account so we can help you if you need it!*


Excel DocumentCounseling College Academic Award Listing


External LinkState of Michigan Scholarships and Grants

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.


PDF Document Michigan Resident and Other Scholarships Summary Chart

December Scholarship Deadlines:

Michigan Elks Association Gold Key Scholarship for Special Need students:  Email David Hosking at - Deadline is December 19, 2019


January Scholarship Deadlines:

External LinkAmerican 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

External LinkENF Legacy Award Scholarship - Deadline is January 31, 2020


 External LinkLake Michigan Credit Union/Hutt Scholarship - $2000 (10 available) Deadline January 31, 2019

  • 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:

External LinkThe Elks National Foundation Legacy Award Scholarship - Deadline is January 31, 2020

External LinkAmerican Farmers Grow Ag Scholarship - $1500 (352 available) - Deadline is _______

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.

External LinkCMU - Lem Tucker Scholarship - Deadline February 9, 2019


External LinkMichigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation Scholarships - Deadline Jan 1, 2019 (open now!!!)


March Scholarship Deadlines:

External LinkGrand Rapids Foundation - Deadline is March 1, 2019


External LinkRosa Parks Scholarship - Deadline is March 1, 2019

PDF DocumentGRBS Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline March 4, 2019

  • Available through the counseling office Jan-Mar of your senior year.

External LinkHarry E. Tope Memorial Aviation Scholarship Fund  - $3000 - Deadline March 19, 2019

External LinkSociety of Women Engineers Scholarships - Deadlines start March 1, 2019

External LinkHerbert H Lueth Scholarship - $1000 (five available) - Deadline March 8, 2019


External LinkGrand Rapids Community College Scholarship - Scholarship $ varies - Deadlines Vary

PDF DocumentMichael W Jonkman Theatre  Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019



Word DocumentTCEA Scholarship - Deadline March 21, 2019

PDF DocumentFlat River Community Players’ Scholarship - $500 - Deadline is March 30, 2019

External LinkSpectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals Scholarship - Deadline is March 11


External LinkChoiceOne Bank Scholarship - Deadline is March 15

PDF DocumentJim Just Howard City VFW Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019

PDF DocumentStanley & Blanche Ash Scholarship Application - Deadline is March 21, 2019


PDF DocumentPease Insurance Agency Wrestling Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019

PDF DocumentCheryl Pease Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019

PDF DocumentRandall L.  Fisher Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019

PDF DocumentKyle Boss Memorial Aviation Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019

PDF DocumentRobert M. Alger Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019

PDF DocumentDorothy Ravell Memorial Music Scholarship - Deadline is March 29, 2019


External LinkVetericyn - Future Leaders in Agriscience or Veterinary - Deadline is March 21


PDF DocumentIndependent Bank of West MI Scholarship - $1000 - Deadline is March 29, 2019

PDF DocumentMontcalm Conservation District Scholarship - Deadline is March 31, 2019


April Scholarship Deadlines:

External LinkMichigan Retailers Association Scholarship - Deadline is April 1, 2019


Word DocumentCommunity First Federal Credit Union Scholarship  - Deadline is April 1, 2019.

External LinkCredit Union One Scholarship - Deadline is April 1, 2020

External LinkPhi Delta Kappa Scholarship - Deadline is April 3, 2019

Word DocumentDonald Vandenbos Sr Scholarship - $1000 (two available) - Deadline is April 12, 2019


Word DocumentMEA REGION 9 MEA Application - Deadline is April 19, 2019

PDF DocumentNorthern Rocket Football League Scholarship - Deadline is April 20, 2019



May Scholarship Deadlines:

Word DocumentWest Michigan Veterans Coalition Armed Forces Dependent Scholarship - May 31, 2019




Summer Camps

Click on the link below to receive a list of camps offered this summer and fall:

External Link

TCHS Course Catalog

Advantages of Dual Enrollment


Career Technical Education - Making a Difference