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.
Mrs. Mahaney’s Middle School math class has been learning about space planning. They are using their math skills to determine scale, how to increase or decrease the size of a project using a scale and how to read a ruler. Students were given the measurements to draw a house and they were assigned a scale. They had to convert their measurement to fit the scale. They also had to determine the cost of carpet and paint according to their measurements accounting for doors and window. The student also learned how to determine how to pick the correct contractor for the job. As a finale to the project Mrs. Misty Moore from RW Larson Associates, Local Architectural firm in Warren, Pa and Pittsburgh, Pa came into the school and spoke to the student about design. Misty is Design Director of the Interior Design department at RW Larson. In her job she does programing, space planning, develops commercial furniture packages and does Interior Design. She spoke to the students about space planning and how to choose finishes that meet the needs of the space. She used the school blueprints to show the students how to read the blueprint design read a scale ruler and determine some of the formulas they had worked on in class.
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.")