• 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:

Lego Presentation Fieldtrip

The computer and tech ed. teachers, Ms. Hamler and Mr. Barnett, from Tidioute Community Charter School, took 14 students to attend a special presentation at Jamestown Community College on October 27th. Students in grades 9-12 that were interested in careers in engineering and technology were given a tour of the Jamestown Campus and Manufacturing Technology Institute (MTI).

The featured speaker Eric Wolfe, Vice President of The LEGO Group, gave a presentation about the history and impact of the Lego Company. Mr. Wolfe then introduced many of the schools to LEGO MINDSTORMS, a build and program robotics program that the TCCS robotics classes had been using for several years. The final activity showcased students from all the different schools back to back, racing to put together a Lego lizard with only the voice of their partner to guide them. The students enjoyed a fun and educational day out of the classroom that spark enthusiasm to continue their education in exciting and rewarding careers.

Above Right:

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.")

Latest News!

February 5, 2015

TCCS Blood Drive


The Red Cross and TCCS will be holding a blood drive on Thursday, February 5th. It will be held in the school gymnasium from noon till 6pm.

February 12, 2015



TCCS will be holding an informational night for parents/guardians of Juniors and Seniors who are planning to go on to higher education. This night will focus on how to apply for student financial aid. The following are some helpful websites. FAFSA and PHEEA

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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