Welcome to Two Rivers Community School (TRCS). We began serving the families of Watauga and surrounding counties in the 2005-2006 school year. Governed by a Board of Directors, TRCS incorporates a curriculum of project based Expeditionary Learning as the framework for its instructional programs. Teaching and learning at TRCS is guided by research based, best practices. This dynamic curriculum engages students and is designed so that students and teachers develop meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual respect. The Expeditionary Learning curriculum allows them to work collaboratively over time to guide the students' learning, develop and achieve their goals, and live in the world as engaged citizens. Two Rivers recognizes the community as one of its greatest resources. The community is the main setting for students' learning expeditions and the focus for service projects. Learning to interact and utilize community resources is an integral part of the program at TRCS. Students in grades 3-8 participate in the Mountain Adventure Program at TRCS. This program was designed, developed, and implemented collaboratively by nationally recognized outdoor wilderness education consultants, TRCS educators, and TRCS parents. The program uses experiential learning activities in the outdoor environment as a vehicle for promoting students' growth through personal, community, and wilderness discovery.