CIBACS (Center for International Business and Communication Studies) is a four-year program at Edison High School. It was started in 1995 by Gary Rhoades and Richard Gruner. Both men are former teachers at Edison High School. CIBACS is a unique program that offers its students an enriched and integrated curriculum that is enhanced through competitive projects, job shadowing, and internships with business partners.
Students are prepared to progress to advanced applications of technology. They are taught to access, interpret and employ verbal, nonverbal, and electronic sources of information. Students learn to work effectively in a team and are sensitive to needs, problems, aspirations and customs of other cultures. CIBACS produces high school graduates who meet the employability requirements for tomorrow's high tech, international business environment.
CIBACS students are challenged by creating a portfolio highlighting skills and achievements. CIBACS students will speak, write, and listen effectively, and will deliver persuasive presentations. After working for many weeks they present a final project to a panel of judges.