April 25, 2019

Communication is a vital part of success at Tri-County Early College and the sooner you master this concept the better your projects will be. There are multiple steps to becoming a communicator fluent in success. Here are the five best communication tips to help you su...

April 11, 2019

Tri-County Early College has three school wide projects a year in which the whole school participates in groups consisting of 3-6 students. Since these projects are collaborative the subject of group dynamics frequently comes into play.

Group dynamics is how people with...

October 18, 2018

Overall we have had a really good and productive time going through this project and overcoming challenges and obstacles that have come our way. We have had many successes, failures, and obstacles. In this blog post, you get to hear about those and more.

We have learned...

December 5, 2017

   From the TCEC’s website to its social media, for the past few months TCEC’s Media Makers class has been working to bring content. Media Makers is in charge of so many things and we have a lot in store for the next few months, like the glossary, blog posts, updates t...

November 30, 2017

Have you ever dealt with stress? If you’ve stressed, you're not alone.  It could be stress caused by peer pressure or school work, but the truth is there's stress in everyday life, in school or not.

Peer pressure is a stress put on you by others trying to persuade you....

November 16, 2017


   At TCEC, projects are the most important part of our school.  They are  what we use to learn and connect what we learn to real world situations. Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors all get to enjoy projects in groups and connecting what they learn in class to...

November 7, 2017

Let’s say you’re asked to create your very own animal. What characteristics do you give it? Does it have gills, fur, wings, maybe even a poisonous tail? Is it big and tall or is it short and small? Well, that’s all up to you.

At first my group had “animal block”. We had...

October 24, 2017

Last year, students brought the Salem Witch Trials to life in TCEC’s Law & Order project. The rationale behind this project was to teach students how to solve problems, think critically, debate, and communicate through a hands-on trial. Students used the trials to argu...

October 24, 2017

 According to IT trade association, CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association), students prefer technology because they believe that it makes learning more interesting and fun. Subjects that students deem challenging or boring can become more interesting with...

October 4, 2017

Our first project of the year here at TCEC is called the Whimsy Project.  Each of the grades are split into groups and create a product depending on their grade level. For example, Freshmen are abducted by aliens and are taken to a new planet which they have to explore...

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