Creativity, Action & Service
Students design a program of participation in creative, active, and community service pursuits, fostering students' awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena. Students are required to participate in CAS during the entire two years of the Diploma program. Students submit evidence of, and reflections about, their experiences in a personally designed portfolio.
Creativity: arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking which have a definite goal or outcome.
Action: physical exertions contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work in the Diploma Program and provide a significant challenge.
Service: an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the students, where the rights, dignity and autonomy of all involved are respected. Political and religious activities may be included only if the goals promote the well-being of all people, regardless of affiliation. (Click here for community service opportunities.)
CAS Website - all you need to know about CAS
CAS Handbook - a printable guide to follow
Initial CAS Plan - for incoming juniors
ManageBac - online CAS portfolio system for juniors and seniors
Questions? Please contact IB C.A.S. Coordinator Keri Troehler at email@example.com.