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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

The 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.

School choice 1st Responders' Night

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TCCS celebrates School Choice Week 2018!

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On Monday, February 5, 2018 Tidioute Community Charter School hosted the Forest Fires for the First Annual First Responders' Night.  Assistant Girls’ Basketball Coach Jennifer Nuttall planned the event as a way to give back to the Tidioute Community in honor of Lou Fratrich, a teacher at TCCS that passed away last year from cancer.  First responders from both Warren and Forest Counties were invited to be recognized between the girls and boys varsity games.  Staff and volunteers from the Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Tionesta Ambulance Service, West Hickory Fire Department, Tionesta Fire Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Tidioute Borough Police Department were on hand to be recognized for all that they do for their communities.   All money raised during the event will be donated to the Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund in Mr. Fratrich’s name.



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 Ribon" on the right hand column under "Education Department.")

Latest News!

March 19th-23rd

BOGO BookFair

book fair

Wednesday, March 21st

Family Night

family night

As part of our Book Fair, TCCS will be holding a Family Night on March 21st from 5pm till 7pm.


School Calendar

school Calendar

Click the image above to view the 2017-2018 school year calendar.Calendar reflects March 2nd Snow Day. The make up day will be Monday, April 4th.

Important Flu Information

Going on now

flu season Click here for more information

Important Information About the Flu

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu.


Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. As long flu viruses are circulating, it is not too late to get vaccinated!


Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. Keep your hands away from your face. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.


Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, medicine, called antiviral drugs, can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.


Click on the above link to learn more about how to prevent and stop the spreading of the flu.

Keystone & PSSA Testing

April and May

keystone testing

Click here for this year's testing dates

Keystone & PSSA Testing

Keystone Dates

Biology: 05/21/18 and 05/22/18


Algebra: 05/14/18 and 05/15/18


Literature: 05/17/18 and 05/18/18


PSSA Dates

ELA April 10, 11, 12 AM only


Math April 17 and April 18 AM only


Science April 24 and April 25 AM only



Click here for Keystone Parent/Guardian Information Letter




Click the above logo to go to our CAPS portal page.

Going on now

Letter of Interest

Letter of Interest

Students interested in enrolling at TCCS for the 2017-2018 school year should click the image above and fill out the letter of interest. (New students only.) If you are filling out a Letter of Interest for the 2018-2019 school year use the form at the top of the page or click here.


Find out the truth about Public Charter Schools by clicking the image above.

More Upcoming Events!

Click here to check many of the upcoming events at TCCS!