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.
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.
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.")