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CREATIVITY ~ ACTIVITY ~ SERVICE

                 “…if you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, 
but must act.”
                                                                                        (Peterson 2003)

 
 
CAS is at the heart of the Diploma program. With its holistic approach, CAS is designed to strengthen and extend students’ personal and interpersonal learning.
CAS is organized around the three strands of creativity, activity and service defined as follows.
 
• Creativity—exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance
• Activity—physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
• Service—collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need
 
As a shining beacon of our values, CAS enables students to demonstrate attributes of the IB learner profile in real and practical ways, to grow as unique individuals and to recognize their role in relation to others. Students develop skills, attitudes and dispositions through a variety of individual and group experiences that provide students with opportunities to explore their interests and express their passions, personalities and perspectives. CAS complements a challenging academic program in a holistic way, providing opportunities for self-determinationcollaborationaccomplishment and enjoyment.
 
CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development. A meaningful CAS program is a journey of discovery of self and others. For many, CAS is profound and life-changing. Each individual student has a different starting point and different needs and goals. A CAS program is, therefore, individualized according to student interests, skills, values and background.
      

    Contact the CAS Coordinator

    Liz Keating
     
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