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.
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.
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.")