Leadership, Adventure, Academics, Service
We Go Farther
Whether we’re camping under the stars, preparing our own farm-to-table school lunches, clearing trail from storm damage, or searching for Bigfoot, we do things differently at Twin Rivers. If we are studying it, we want to go stand on it, feel it, smell it, experience it to its fullest. That’s how we think our students learn best. This approach allows us to dig deeper into our academic learning and take our understanding farther than we thought possible.
By the numbers
4 weeks spent camping each year 15 students in an average class 1 to 6 staff to student ratio 15,000 miles traveled in 2018-19 school year
There are many ways to be a successful human being and we want to help prepare you for all of them. We offer 3 Career Pathways in: Food & FarmingOutdoor Recreation Natural Resource Management Plus opportunities to visit colleges and universities, meet representatives of the building trades, and participate in internships and field experiences
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.