Gardena Senior High School

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SCIBA

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GARDENA HIGH SCHOOL
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACADEMY
(SCIBA)
 

SCIBA functions as a part of the Global Leadership Academy. This academy works with students who have an interest in business leadership and working for large companies that do business in other countries. 

 

What is SCIBA?

The Southern California International Business Academy (SCIBA) is a school-within-a-school partnered with California State University at Dominguez Hills. The SCIBA program is designed to prepare students for college entrance as well as prepare them for entry-level positions in a technological society or an entrepreneurial experience. 



 

Who is eligible?

All students who plan to attend Gardena High School and who have a genuine interest in the field of business. You must have time to devote to the development of that interest. 




Is Parent Permission Needed?

Yes. The student and his parent(s) or guardian must discuss, agree and commit to SCIBA requirements to ensure success. This partnership is an agreement between the student and his/her parent(s) or guardian.


 

Is the SCIBA Program More Difficult?

Yes. It is an academically challenging program and very regarding to the graduate. In addition to your basic graduation requirements, SCIBA demands an elective schedule of focused business classes plus involvement in on-campus activities, selected college classes, a mentor experience, and approved internship and work experiences. Therefore, a SCIBA student must be dedicated and motivated because the schedule will demand a mature reaction to a flexible sequence. 




Parent/Guardian Criteria

  • Signature of approval
  • Attend two meetings a year




Student Criteria

  • Maintain an overall 2.0 G.P.A.
  • Maintain a SCIBA G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Display a personal potential for business




What can a student expect from a SCIBA experience?

  • A focused high school curriculum
  • Enhanced computer skills
  • Job application skills
  • An opportunity to network with the community and its business people
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Meeting California State University entrance requirements
  • Concerned teachers
  • The opportunity fo complete high school with college credit
  • Mentor, intern, and work experiences
  • Help in researching career and college interests
  • SCIBA certificate of completion and commencement recognition

 

SCIBA Highlights

  • 100% of SCIBA students matriculate to college or other post-secondary education
  • On average, SCIBA students increase their GPA by 1.5 points
  • On average, SCIBA students shaw a 12% increase in attendance
  • The drop out rate for SCIBA students is 0%.
  • SCIBA students can participate in a foreign language exchange program
  • SCIBA students graduate with advanced technical skills
  • SCIBA students are active in community projects
  • SCIBA students have the opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-life situations

Academy Coordinator

CLARK, LAKISHA
Business Teacher/Academy Coordinator

Teachers

BERRY, WILLIAM
Teacher
BURNEY, LINDA
Teacher
EARLE, CURTIS
AP US History Teacher
ENDOW, RAYMOND
Teacher
FRAGA, YVETTE
Teacher
LEVERETT, Mr.
ROP Teacher
Ponce, Jeff
Education specialist, department chair
USHER, Ms.
Chemistry Teacher
YEN, WENDOLYN
Teacher
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