• Pillars of Excellence



  • Teachers
    Small class sizes
    where Curricular creativity is
    stressed over conformity.
    This leads to fewer student
    behavior problems and
    happier employees.
  • Community
    Progressive & Unique
    CAPTIVATE volunteer
    and mentor programs
    that allow Parents,
    Community Members & Businesses
    to become part of the
    Educational Equation.
  • Curriculum
    A Vigorous Curriculum
    that promotes civic
    responsibility, provides
    a hands-on approach to
    education with a focus
    on the environment and
  • Students
    Individualized Learning
    plans, small class sizes,
    and project based
    education that caters to
    all learning styles
    empowering students
    to excel.

Welcome to Tidioute Community Charter School

The Tidioute Community Charter School, located in Victorian Tidioute, Pennsylvania, is a rural K4-12 School. With a maximum enrollment of 300 students, TCCS prides itself on small class sizes with more individualized attention, Kindergarten for 4 and 5 year olds, and a state of the art technology program. The students are immersed in a vigorous curriculum that promotes project-based learning with a focus on the environment and community.

Nestled amid the Allegheny National Forest, along the Allegheny River , TCCS is the ideal setting for students interested in the environment. With our hands on approach, students have the opportunity to experience Science and Math as they never have before. As the centerpiece for the Tidioute Community, TCCS promotes civic responsibility to our students by instilling in them a lifelong desire to make a difference in their communities. A mentorship program for grades 9-12 also gives the students the opportunity to receive real world experiences in a field of their choice in and around Warren County. At the Tidioute Community Charter School our goal is to provide a world-class education in a small town environment.

Above Left:

The TCCS seniors went to Harrisburg to tour our state's capitol building as guests of Senator for the 21st District, Scott Hutchinson.  While there, we met and talked to both Senator Hutchinson and State Representative Kathy Rapp.  Both of whom continually support our charter school.  We were invited to attend the grand opening of the new State Capitol Visitor Center where we were welcomed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati who hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Students were given a very interesting and informative tour of our majestic Capitol Building.  Afterward, we sat in on a Senate session and were publicly recognized by Senator Hutchinson, who also mentioned that we were nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a Blue Ribbon School for its students’ achievement and overall academic excellence.

Above Right:

The stream ecology class of the Tidioute Community Charter School held a river cleanup from the Bimber boat launch to the Tidioute boat launch on Friday, September 19th.  Sixteen TCCS students participated in the cleanup which was organized by faculty members Matt Irons and Michael Patterson.  The students collected enough garbage to fill an entire dump truck. The group found six broken lawn chairs, five tires, a spider-man car, a bowling ball, and filled 25 garbage bags with random trash. “We believe it is important to involve students in environmental cleanup. It not only teaches them about their environment, but it helps them develop personal responsibility for taking care of local ecosystems,” said Patterson.

In the past the class participated in river cleanup programs organized by other groups, but this year no one was cleaning up the river near the community of Tidioute, so the school chose to form their own cleanup.

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TCCS Wins National Award

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized TCCS as a National Blue Ribbon School, based on our overall academic excellence or progress in improving student academic achievement. See the video on ustream by clicking here. (You must click on "Blue Ribon" on the right hand column under "Education Department.")

Latest News!

October 15 - October 24

Celebrate My Drive


TCCS staff, community, and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and up to visit once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. Click the above picture to participate. Click below for complete details.

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Celebrate My Drive

Celebrate My Drive® powered by State Farm® encourages safe driving with a chance to win big
Tidioute, PA (10/15/2014) — The Tidioute Community Charter School staff, community, and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments our community makes, the better their chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry. Learning to drive is a big step in life. State Farm and (Insert High School name) recognize getting a driver's license is an important and joyous time. Celebrate My Drive celebrates this milestone with new drivers by encouraging them to make positive choices like driving 2N2®: 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel. Go to today to support the Bulldogs and safe driving.


You can make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day, between October 15 and 24, 2014. The more safe driving commitments we make, the better our school's chance of winning $100,000 and hosting a concert. It's simple: Log onto Indicate you want to support (TCCS) Commit to drive safely!

October 27 - October 31

Book Fair

blood drive

TCCS will hold their Fall Book Fair from Oct. 27 through Oct. 31. Family Night will be held on Wednesday, October 29th, from 5-7pm in the school library.

Upcoming Events

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PiYo Classes at TCCS


Join us for this fun and energetic class! 7 p.m. at TCCS. Community Welcome! To see when the next class is occurring, click here and scroll down to the calendar. For more information click here.

More Upcoming Events!

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