Welcome to Tidioute Community Charter School
The Tidioute Community Charter School, located in Victorian Tidioute, Pennsylvania, is a rural K4-12 School. 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.
TCCS Students and Staff helping to Preserve the Allegheny
Eighteen students from the Tidioute Community Charter School (TCCS) participated in the Allegheny River Clean-up on Sept. 12. The students, along with volunteers and organizers of the event, traveled from the Wildwoods boat launch to the Tidioute boat launch cleaning up any trash they could find along the way. This was the fifth year students from TCCS have participated in the event.
The group said they were pleasantly surprised at just how little garbage was on the river compared to previous years. TCCS senior Josh S. said, "I've participated in river cleanup for the past three years. Every year it seems like the river is cleaner and cleaner. This year was amazing; we hardly found any trash." Another student, Hailey H., who has been participating in the clean up since its inception said, "I remember when people used to find showers and refrigerators in the river, but now you really have to look hard for trash."
Teachers Michael Patterson and Matt Irons have organized the event through the school for the past five years. "We believe it is important to have the students learn to take care of and appreciate the amazing natural resources we have in our area," said Irons. "We don't want our students simply standing on the sidelines, we want them working hard to ensure a clean watershed in the future."
According to the founders of the Allegheny River Clean-up, the mission of the Allegheny River Clean-up is to help keep this valuable resource healthy for generations to come. The goal is to remove garbage found along the Allegheny River and its tributaries for the ecological health and safety of the river.
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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.")