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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.

Painting the playground Lantern Fish

Above Left:

The Tidioute Community Charter School PTO held a work day on Saturday, September 15th and painted the blacktop on the playground. We added three 4-square boards, two hopscotch boards, two kickball fields, inspiring words and emojis in bright colors to decorate the surface for the students.

Above Right:

TCCS students in grades 4th & 6th created Japanese Koinorobi (carp streamers). Japan celebrates Koinorobi in May, for children's day, but we thought the carp streamer kites would be a great sculpture to display before the fishing tournament!



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!

TCCS Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week Click here for details.

Red Ribbon Week, October 22-26

Join us by showing your support for being drug, alcohol, tobacco, and bully free!


Monday, October 22- Pajama Day

Don't be caught sleeping! Say no to drugs and tobacco!

Tuesday, October 23- Redneck Day

Be camouflaged to drugs and bullying!

Wednesday, October 24- Workout Wednesday

Run, fly, slither, or crawl away from drugs and bullying; no bones about it!

Thursday, October 25- School Pride

We are absolutely, paws-itively drug free! Support your bulldogs and wear black and orange!

Friday, October 26- Halloween Day

Don't be haunted by regret; stay away from drugs! Wear your best Halloween gear! ×


School Calendar

school Calendar

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PSSA and KeyStone Testing

PSSA Testing Click here for testing dates.

2018-19 PSSA and Keystone Testing

Keystone Dates

Biology: January 15th-16th and May 16th-17th


Algebra: January 7th-8th and May 21st-22nd


Literature: January 10th-11th and May 13th-14th


PSSA Dates

ELA April 17th-18th


Math April 29th-30th


Science May 2nd



2018-2019 School Year

MS/HS Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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More Upcoming Events!

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