Award Year: 2013

Tidioute Community Charter School

241 Main Street
Tidioute, PA, 16351-1222

(814) 484-3550

Douglas Allen, Principal at time of Nomination

Tidioute Community Charter School

School Website


We develop the mind, soul and physical well-being of students, through a safe environment, innovative teaching practices and individualized attention resulting in a world-class education.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

The Tidioute Community Charter School serves a small, rural community in Northwestern Pennsylvania and enrolls 300 students in grades Kindergarten for four-year-olds through twelfth grade. The Charter School enrolls students from four surrounding school districts. The Tidioute Community Charter School utilizes the natural resources of the surrounding area for education and further provides in–depth mentor opportunities.

The vision of the founders of the Tidioute Community Charter School was to ensure that the school would serve students in classrooms where teachers focus on pragmatic expeditionary learning opportunities and commit to an individualized learning plan for every student . Through our progressive volunteer CAPTIVATE program, we utilize parents, community members and business owners. High parental participation is our goal in CAPTIVATE.

Our charter focuses on project-based learning. In equipping the 21st century learner, technology is integrated in instruction, practice, and assessment through the use of audio tools, smart board lessons, iPads, and teacher developed websites. Reading comprehension tests are administered online and provide immediate feedback on strengths and weaknesses which then help staff generate individualized plans for meeting student needs. Small class sizes and small group instruction help to individualize classroom instruction. Variety of assessment methods are further used to assess student learning and reflect on teaching practices. Emphasis is placed on promoting collaboration and co-teaching among regular and special educators. Through the Century 21- federal grant program, our school provides additional support after school for students in grades 3-5 needing supplemental help.

We educate children who become responsible citizens who demonstrate the motivation and skills necessary to preserve and make wise decisions which reflect healthful living, interdependence, and ethical behavior that contributes to society.