Call for Applications to TIE-INS for the 2010-11 School Year

Applications for the 2010-11 TIE-INS Program (Together In Education In Neighborhood Schools) are being accepted through March 31, 2010. Now in its second year, as an initiative developed at the Chancellor’s behest by the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS), the program enables children of UCLA employees to attend three public schools close to campus: Nora Sterry Elementary School, Emerson Middle School, and University High School.

For your convenience, the 2010-11 application is online and can be completed easily. All UCLA academic appointees and career (non-probationary) staff at any classification level are eligible to apply to participate in the program. For employees who need access to a computer or the Internet to complete an application, computers are available at Center X in GSE&IS, as well as in Housing & Hospitality Services, General Services, or Campus Human Resources, Suite 200, Wilshire Center. Applications are due by March 31, 2010.

Although Emerson Middle School and University High School will be able to accept all applicants, we expect that Nora Sterry Elementary School will have space limitations. Unless a second nearby elementary school participates in the program, preference will be given to siblings of children already participating in TIE-INS and then to kindergartners and first-graders (and their elementary-aged siblings), and priorities will be identified by Deans and Vice Chancellors for their organization.

TIE-INS is an excellent option for UCLA employees interested in having their children attend nearby schools. For more information, we encourage you to participate in one of the onsite tours and information sessions being offered by the three participating schools (details on the TIE-INS website). In addition, UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies will host a get-together on February 16, 2010, for faculty and staff currently participating in TIE-INS to meet with employees considering the program. The event will be held in Moore Hall Room 3340 (Reading Room) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For complete details about all TIE-INS activities, visit the website.

If you have any questions about this process or the online application, contact Nataly Birch at