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Tidioute Community Charter School, located in Victorian Tidioute, Pennsylvania, is a rural K4-12 School."Tidioute" is an Iroquois word for "Protusion of Land," which refers to the sharp bend of the Allegheny River flowing beside the small town. Tidioute was founded by Europeans in 1800 as a Pennsylvania settlement. Thomas Arters is credited with being its first permanent European resident in 1806. His home, which he built in 1824, is still standing today. The first multi-room school in town was built in 1877 and was called "Tidioute Union School." This existed until 1904 when the Tidioute Borough built Tidioute School on land donated by the Hunter family. This school remains today as TCCS. TCCS prides itself on its heritage, 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.
TCCS 9th grader Sophia, attended the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools Conference on Thursday, September 22 to read her winning essay. Out of approx. 180 charters in the state of PA, Sophia's essay on, "A charter school teacher who inspires me and why" won 1st place, earning her $500, an opportunity to attend the conference to present her essay, and a plaque to hang in the TCCS hallway. Mrs. Sara Robinson, TCCS Library Media Specialist/E.L.A. and Financial Literacy Educator, whom the essay was about also attended. "This is the 3rd year a TCCS student has been awarded 1st place in this contest and I am beyond honored to have been the subject of such a beautiful and heartfelt essay," said Mrs. Robinson.
On December 9, Doris Svitek came to TCCS to congratulate and award the winners of the VFW Post 8803 Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Essay contests. The 1st place winners of each contest will move on to the district competition. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Michael Patterson, English Chair, Lauren Z., Winner of the Voice of Democracy, Jillian C., 1st Patriots Pen, Keagan B., 2nd Patriots Pen, and 3rd Patriots Pen, Keagan B., Doris Svitek, VFW, and Mrs. Sara Robinson, E.L.A. Educator.
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 Ribbon" on the right hand column under "Education Department.")