In response to the consolidation plans being implemented within the Warren County School District (WCSD), the Tidioute Area Business Association (TABA) and its education committee Save Our School (SOS) organized a grass roots effort in 2003 to keep a K-12 school in Tidioute. The charter school planning group came to the task of creating a community based expeditionary learning school that utilizes the community and environment to offer a rich curriculum that is both rigorous and innovative. Opening in 2005, the Tidioute Community Charter School is a public K4-12 charter school. TCCS serves students from the Warren, Forest and Titusville School Districts.
The founding members developed the Tidioute Community Charter School as a unique and progressive charter school with the belief that a school should provide a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment where education is valued; a school that provides a world class educational experience, characterized by rigorous curriculum, quality instruction, creativity and continuous achievement. A school that fosters a love for learning and gives each child the knowledge, skills and confidence needed for success.