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The Tactical Character Academy (TCA) is a middle school program located at the Roma Teel Campus in Empire operating under the direction of the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE).


The Academy Features:

  • Highly structured classroom setting

  • Character Training Center
  • Para-Military uniform with strict dress standards
  • Military theme:  Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard

Who Can Attend?

  • Students who are referred to the Stanislaus County Educational Options Program by their school/district of residence
  • TCA is a school of “choice” and students must volunteer to attend
  • Parents/Guardians of the students must agree to support the Academy’s Character Program which emphasizes basic core values. TCA is a voluntary program and parent/guardian involvement is mandatory.


The Academy uses the Edmentum Curriculum Learning Program which includes:

  • Comprehensive reading curriculum
  • English-language arts and mathematics
  • Science and social science
  • Academic drills and skills activities
  • All work is completed and submitted on Chromebooks
  • Military Science Curriculum 

Contact Us

5255 1st Street
Empire, CA 95319
(209) 238-6600
(209) 238-6697 Fax



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