CAS - Creativity, Action, and Service
The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the IB program and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.
- Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.
- Action can include not only participation in individual and team sports but also taking part in expeditions and in local or international projects.
- Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals and working with refugees or homeless people.
Students are expected to be involved in CAS activities for 18 months and update their ManageBac account every month.
Each school appoints a CAS supervisor who is responsible for providing a varied choice of activities for students. Programs are monitored by IB regional offices.
A system of self-evaluation encourages students to reflect on the benefits of CAS participation to themselves and to others, and to evaluate the understanding and insights acquired.
Supervisor: Kim Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org
School website CAS link https://www.greeleyschools.org/Page/17654
What you need to do for CAS (via Mrs. Fisher)
- CAS Checklist
Please check this list to make sure you have completed all aspects of each experience correctly. This document also had some general CAS overview information as well as the final deadline for the Class of 2017. (Although the deadline here is specifically for the Class of 2017, this information is relevant to all subsequent classes as well.)
- CAS Overview Slideshow
As the title suggests, this gives you an overview of the requirements and expectations for your CAS program. Please consult the additional documents for more information, or email me at email@example.com or contact me on Remind.
- Learning Outcomes Descriptions
Please look at these descriptions as you tag the outcomes each experience meets; the short descriptors can be misleading.
- Stages for CAS Project (IPARD)
You must document each of these stages in your reflection for your CAS Project. Just type the name of each stage, and then explain what you did for each. Unfortunately, there is not a template for IPARD yet.
- Responsibilities of the Student
- CAS Coordinator Guide
I honestly don't recommend looking at this because it's soooo much information; your best bet is to talk to me! :o) However, I am providing the link "just in case."