The district encompasses the village of Lewisburg, and includes the surrounding communities of Northeast Preble county, Southeast Darke county, and Northwest Montgomery county. Our district has a long history of supporting public education in the area. Originally, the Twin Valley Local School district was comprised of two campuses. Twin Valley North was located in Lewisburg and Twin Valley South was located in West Alexandria. After much consideration, the two campuses were deconsolidated into separate districts in 1983. Since then, Tri-County North has graduated 39 classes. In 2019-2023, graduates earned over 705,450 in scholarships and awards to public and private colleges and universities in Ohio and across the nation.
Tri-County North High School (Grades 9-12)
Tri-County North High School serves 267 students in grades 9-12. We are very pleased to offer a college preparatory curriculum as well as many other elective opportunities. TCN High School is in the process of continuing to increase the expectations for our students by increasing the number of nationally recognized College Credit Plus (CCP) courses and other college preparatory experiences. During the 2023-2024 school year, we offer the State of Ohio College Credit Plus program, Sinclair Community College courses, Edison Community College courses, and an ACT test prep course. TCN High School offers CCP courses in Western Civilization, The Federal Government, State and Local Government, Biology. TCN High School offers an extremely thorough general curriculum that will challenge each student. In addition, students who are needing additional and alternative support, we offer an online curriculum and adjusted schedule for students needing more help.
In addition to providing college preparatory and general courses of study, TCN High School offers an S.P.I.R.I.T. advisory program where a teacher works with each student to monitor their educational progress and helps to provide them with guidance on non-cognitive skills like perseverance, career planning, and making positive life choices. Furthermore, TCN High School participates in HOPE Squad. These are groups of students nominated by peers as good listeners, and caring fellow students. Students are taught by therapists and advisors how to recognize when their peers need support. Finally, Tri-County North High School is affiliated with the Miami Valley Career Technology Center, which offers 50 vocational Agriculture Satellite programs on-campus.
Tri-County North Middle School (Grades 5-8)
Tri-County North Middle School serves 214 students in grades 5-8. We offer a rigorous curriculum and provide students with opportunities to be eligible for grade-level acceleration within individual subjects. In addition, students are exposed to different teaching methods in which students are given opportunities to take ownership of their own learning at their own pace. Other curriculum used with the students are Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing, Math in Focus, and Science Fusion. All programs are rigorous standards-aligned for students with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving development.
In addition, students participate in elective courses which will help students develop important life skills that stick with them throughout their lives. These courses are Life Skills, Art, Music, Physical Education, Media, World Cultures, Health, STEM, Band, and Agriculture Science. Our library is open and staffed by a licensed ELA educator after school every Monday through Thursday for 45 minutes beyond the school day to allow students to have an opportunity to continue their studies and participate in peer-tutoring.
Finally, TCN Middle School implements a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program (PBIS). This multi-tiered framework creates a positive school climate, safer learning environment, and more trusting and respectful student-teacher relationships.
Tri-County North Elementary School (Grades PK-4)
Tri-County North Elementary school serves 297 students in grades PK-4. The elementary provides a comprehensive literacy program in grades K-4 called Literacy Footprints and Fundations. Mathematics instruction is provided through the use of the Singapore Math curricular program called Math in Focus. As part of ensuring that every student can be successful, TCNES developed a Response to Intervention program (RTI). This is a multi-tier approach to providing services and interventions to struggling learners at increasing levels of intensity. Our RTI program provides teachers with better, more timely information about students in order to improve student learning and performance. Also, all students participate in weekly Music, Art, Physical Education, and Library classes during their day
In addition to providing a thorough academic curriculum, TCNES has implemented a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support school wide system (PBIS). This positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) is a way for the elementary school to encourage good behavior. The school uses PAX as a tool to teach students about behavior, just as they would teach other subjects like reading and math. The focus is on prevention, not punishment. This program creates an environment where all students can succeed.
Finally, in grades 1-3, students are equipped with 1 to 1 ipads and grades 3-4 are equipped with chromebooks. Students work on a program called eSpark. This program provides diagnostic data that guides the student’s work in educational apps that allow all students to work on skills and build their knowledge in Reading and Math at their own level. This program provides an individualized learning pathway for all the students.
Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology at Tri-County North Local Schools
The district promotes and supports high achievement with: technology, a Gifted Program, and differentiated professional development for our teaching staff.
Our district’s curriculum and technology departments have worked jointly to enhance the infrastructure and integration of the district’s technology plans. TCN has upgraded its wireless routers, created dedicated and secure networks, and has become 1 to1 district wide. Kindergarten -2nd grade is 1 to 1 with iPads and 3rd -12th grade is 1 to1 with chromebooks. TCN is in transition for using a blended teaching approach and learning environment. Financial resources are being directed to being able to provide more blended (online and traditional print) resources that will provide our students with knowledge and skills to be successful as we continue into the 21st century.
To improve academic achievement in our district and to be able to better serve all of our students, we are a Title 1 school. Title I funding is a federal grant that was originally intended to serve struggling students in poverty. However, as the program has evolved, we can now drive all of our students (regardless of their socio-economic status) and provide professional development to our entire teaching staff.
At Tri-County North, our gifted programs are expanding and improving as we have committed ourselves to identifying and providing comprehensive services for our identified students. The gifted department is working closely with regular classroom teachers to provide professional development about various topics in gifted education including designing engaging and challenging curriculum, as well as, information about social and emotional needs of gifted children. We provide a variety of services beginning in elementary school that continue through middle school and into high school. The following are services we offer: pull out services for superior cognitive, creative thinking, and/or reading and math identifications in second to eighth grade, cluster grouping for reading and/or math in elementary and middle school, acceleration (single subject or whole grade), advanced placement courses, and/or college credit plus courses when appropriate for students.
Extra-Curricular and Community Partnerships
Tri-County North students take great pride in academic and extracurricular accomplishments. The strong support of the PTO (parent teacher organization), Athletic Boosters, Band Boosters, our surrounding business community, local faith communities and local governments enhance the lives of our students and community.
There are many amenities within, and surrounding, this district that is rural by nature yet a very comfortable place to be a permanent resident. Our district’s proximity to Interstate 70 allows for our district and community to have easy access to Dayton, Columbus, and Indianapolis.
“Preparing for Tomorrow by Expecting Excellence Today”