Choose, Learn, Graduate, Succeed
Need some fresh air?
TRCS is for students who love being outside and prefer to learn by doing. TRCS is a program for students interested in studying natural communities and society’s relationship to the environment. At TRCS, we link our classroom learning with outdoor activities, conservation projects, and tons of Field trips.
Not your typical school
We conduct field research, complete important habitat restoration projects and camp together in outdoor settings. We offer a welcoming academic program where learning focuses on local and global environmental issues and where you can spend more than half your school time learning outside the classroom.
Join the community
TRCS students are dedicated to teamwork and willing to work hard physically and academically to achieve personal and team objectives. If you have a positive attitude, a willingness to meet challenges head-on, and want to be part of a hard working team, give us a call (541) 349-7511 to schedule a tour and interview.
TRCS Advisory Board Meetings
Using a cooperative, team-based format, students complete graduation requirements and participate in hands-on learning that is structured around the completion of conservation projects, field studies activities and outdoor recreation. Students rotate between outdoor field studies projects and classroom instruction. Classroom and field study educational activities are complementary and integrated. Curricula include resource management issues, conservation and environmental studies as well as science, math, language arts and social studies. The TRCS student body is typically 45-55 students. The Twin Rivers Charter School prepares youth for the workplace by emphasizing basic skills and career readiness, while providing a solid academic foundation for students interested in pursuing a college education. An innovative curriculum connects field study with math, science, language arts and social studies. Students apply what they learn, and work as members of a team to complete projects such as building trails, planting trees, restoring wetlands and streams, improving parks and completing classroom projects. TRCS earn a traditional high school diploma, requiring 24 credits, and can earn up to 8 credits per school year. Due to the daily nature of the TRCS programs, youth need to live in Lane County to participate and provide their own transportation to and from school.