International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

Learning to cook, choreographing a dance routine, and cleaning up a local park are all activities that can be completed through the CAS program.
"As an IB candidate, one of my favorite experiences has been my collaborative service project in which my fellow students and I put on a school-wide stargazing night."
CAS stands for Creativity, Activity, Service and is part of the core of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme where students incorporate the IB aims and approaches to learning  into their lives beyond the classroom. The goal of CAS is to deepen students’ understanding of themselves and others through a curious and open-minded approach to the world.

IB Learner Profile

Risk takers
The key to CAS is experiences: students engage in activities they plan and enjoy while aiming to fulfill one or more of the 7 learning outcomes. CAS also provides another avenue for students to strengthen their IB Learner Profile attributes.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

2. Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process

3. Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

4. Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences

5. Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

6. Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance

7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions

IB Glossary

IB Diploma Candidate: A student pursuing the IB Diploma, taking at least 6 IB courses (one from each subject group) and the IB Core.
IB Course Candidate: A student taking any IB course or completing the IB Core.
IB Core: Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)


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    Elizabeth Kelley 

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator
    (804) 327-3118