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  • 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

TCCS 2022-2023 Health and Safety Plan

Click the above image or the link below to see TCCS's 2022-2023 Health and Safety Plan

ARP ESSER Health and Safety Plan

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.

winning essay Patriots Pen winners

Above Left:

TCCS raised money for the Special Olympics by having a dollar war. The top 3 participating staff members with the most money donated got a five gallon bucket of river water dumped on their head! An ice water balloon broken over their head, was the fate of the others.  The fundraiser began Wednesday, March 8th and ran until noon on Tuesday, March 14th. Proceeds raised go to help provide year round sports training and competition for thousands of athletes with disabilities. Our contribution and involvement helps athletes achieve their goals, live healthier lives, and have a sense of inclusion in the community.

TCCS Teachers:
Sara Robinson, Christy Valentine, Dave Manning, Megan Minich, Joni Schettler, Andrew Waugaman, Michelle Buccardo, Nicole Cope

Above Right:

TCCS National Honor Society Collect Items for Our Troops.
Tidioute Community Charter School elementary students presented donated items they collected for the Tidioute VFW Auxiliary Troop box program. These boxes are sent to our military service personnel serving their country outside the USA.



TCCS Wins National Award

2013 Blue Ribbon 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.")