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.
  • Activity 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 beginning the fall of their junior year.

Throughout the process students should set individual goals and reflect on their experiences. It is required that students keep a CAS reflection diary to refer back to at the end of the program.

Students can find more information on CAS in the IB Core course on Schoology.