TIA has many opportunities to offer your children; team sports, cultural festivals, sports camps, leadership opportunities, business programs, international trips, college tours, college, and career fairs, learning events with the community and so much more. Below are some of our TIA videos that share just a touch of what goes on at our campuses.
TIA Grads Nixy & Maria at U of A
TIA grads Nixy Salcido and Maria Carmello Ocaya talk about life at TIA before they graduated and their first year at the University of Arizona. The girls became friends at TIA in the 6th grade. They mention that their favorite thing about attending TIA was how family-like it was. TIA taught them the basic fundamentals to become successful college students. They both talk about other things that TIA taught them before attending college and what they’ve learned in their first year at the UofA, encouraging all students to attend a college, whether it is one that is close to home or farther away.
Dr. J talks about TIA
Dr. Jennifer Herrera talks about TIA’s 4 different charter school campuses, all K-12 grades. Each campus has the goal to help students get into college. One hundred percent of TIA’s graduates get accepted to a college with scholarships, every single year! Each school campus prepares its students for college and careers. TIA believes that a college education can be the thing that breaks generations of poverty in families and they love being a part of offering that opportunity to kids.
TIA School’s 4th Grade Student Gets a Book Published
TIA’s own 4th-grade student Waylee Minter gets her book, “The Lion Without a Roar” published. Mama and Papa Goose and their company Paidion Publishing sponsored a contest for young writers and Waylee was the winner, which resulted in her very own published book.
TIA Business Week Interview Day 2019
The Tucson International Academy (TIA) Business Program has multiple aspects that help its students succeed in life. Business week is an opportunity for TIA high school students to get a taste of corporate America. Whether a student decides to go to a business college or a university of their dreams or get a job, at the end of Busines Week, the students have gained a lot of experience. Part of Business Week is Interview Day. This helps to prepare the students by getting them ready for job interviews. They have the opportunity to interview with people and companies that represent their dream careers and professions.
Star Party 2019
Every other year TIA has a Star Party. This is the 5th event that was held this October 2019 at TIA, showcasing students project from all four campuses.
Walk on Glass – Record-Breaking Event at TIA July 27, 2019
World-renowned motivational speaker David Fabricius broke his record for walking and running barefoot on broken glass blindfolded (1,122 yards in 15:38) July 27th, 2019 at an event put on by TIA. Before making this world breaking event, Mr. Fabricius was one of the guest speakers at the 30 60 90 seminar, where he shared his views about positive habits and how they will change the way you perform in life.
TIA 2019 College and Career Fair
This was the 12th annual College and Career Fair at TIA. Students talk to various local businesses about careers and jobs in the morning. In the afternoon they talk to Arizona colleges about attending their schools. In the general session, keynote speakers were Mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild and Steven C. Shell.
TIA 2019 Chinese New Performance
Every year all four TIA campuses come together to celebrate Chinese New Year. The students put on a performance in Chinese for family and friends to watch. TIA students perform songs and poems in Mandarin and dance traditional Chinese dances. Throughout the school year at TIA, all students K-12, study and learn to speak Mandarin Chinese. They also learn about Chinese culture and history. We live in a global society today. If you can speak English, Spanish and Chinese, you can communicate with 70% of the world population.
Facing Dragons 2019
Coach Brodie returns for the fourth year to TIA charter school, helping motivate and train TIA high school students to face their fears and move forward when dealing with challenges. This is a two-day event. On the first day, all high school students are involved in the training session. The second day focuses on the seniors, helping them better prepare for graduation, college, and work.
TIA Business Week Interviews
One part of the Business Program for high school students at TIA is Business Week. On Friday of that week, the student’s interview with local businesses to get experience doing interviews for future jobs. Some of the students will be offered internships at these businesses, which gives them great job experience. Some may even be offered college scholarships. TIA helps college come true for all their students.
TIA Graduates Valerie and Nicolas at NAU
TIA graduates Valerie and Nicolas (brother and sister) share how TIA staff helped them succeed in high school and prepared them for a successful college experience. They are both attending Northern Arizona University now.
Pima County Superintendent Dustin Williams Speaks to TIA Seniors
Pima County Superintendent Dustin Williams visits TIA seniors to share what it takes to be a successful student.
TIA Senior Day
Senior Day at TIA helps prepare the current class of seniors and their parents to prepare for upcoming life in college after they graduate from high school at TIA. Previous TIA graduates who are either in college now or have already graduated college come back to share their experiences.
TIA 2018 Facing Dragons event with Coach Brodie
TIA in the News – KGUN9
Dr J, Coach Brodie and Facing Dragons on the Morning Blend
Mama and Papa Goose Come to TIA for Love of Reading Month
In February 2018, book authors and publishers, Mama and Papa Goose came from Texas to Arizona to visit and inspire TIA students. Mama Goose (in full costume) read her books with the younger students and Papa Goose shared how to get A’s in school with the older students. This was all part of the Love of Reading Month at TIA.
TIA in the News KGun9 Feb 2018
Interview with Dr J and Mr Montemayor about TIA and 4th – 5th grade class from West Campus performing a song in Mandarin Chinese.
TIA Grad Cristian Talks About His Business
TIA Grad Cristian talks about how he came up with his business called Project Kickz while in the high school business program at TIA in 2016. Then in 2017 with help from a program at the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce called Young Entrepreneur’s Academy, his business idea really took off. He customizes and repairs shoes for Sneaker Heads.
Rubina and Monique – TIA Grads, Going to College and Giving Back
Rubina and Monique, good friends and graduates of TIA. Both girls are attending Grand Canyon University. Both girls started businesses while in TIA’s high school business program. Both girls plan on becoming teachers after they graduate.
TIA– Senior Story – Teo
TIA Fundraising for New Sports Field
TIA helps students build character through sports and classroom activities. TIA needs a safe area to practice different types of team sports and is looking to raise funds to create this area close to the school campus.
TIA Summer Trip to Japan and Australia
Some of TIA’s students, parents, teachers and staff took to Japan and Australia June 2017.
Enjoy the slideshow video below of the highlights of their trip.
TIA Junior – Senior Banquet
This event is held at the end of each school year. The students, teachers and families come together to share in the accomplishments of the seniors. The junior students are there so hear what their upcoming senior year will be like. They get to feel the excitement generated by the graduating class and hear advice given by the outgoing seniors. It is an uplifting and moving experience for all involved. Please watch and enjoy the video below or read this article about the event.
Volleyball Coaching Clinic with University of Arizona’s head Coach Dave Rubio
Athletics at TIA lead to a path of being a better student and can lead to possible scholarships as well.
Celebrating TIA’s Senior Success – 100% Accepted to College 2016
TIA 2016 Summer Europe Trip