CAS is at the heart of the IB Diploma Programme. With its holistic approach, CAS is designed to strengthen and extend students’ personal and interpersonal learning from the PYP and MYP providing opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment and enjoyment. CAS is organized around the three strands of Creativity, Activity and Service with the emphasis and focus of the programme placed on students from Grades 11 and 12.
All students participating in the CAS programme must complete an individual project: this is a community service project planned and delivered by the student outside the school; students choose target groups that can benefit from their project and plan a fundraising scheme in which they collect the donations needed to support their chosen group in the most suitable way.
All CAS students maintain and complete a portfolio as evidence of their engagement with the activities in the programme. The CAS portfolio showcases students’ experiences and reflections; however, it is not formally assessed. Completion of CAS is based on students’ achievement of the seven CAS learning outcomes. Through their CAS portfolio, students provide the school with evidence demonstrating achievement of each learning outcome. Students engage in CAS experiences involving one or more of the three CAS strands. A CAS experience can be a single event or may be an extended series of events.