Creativity, Activity, Service Project

  • Creativity, Activity, Service Project

    CAS, is at the core of the IBDP curriculum. CAS focuses on a holistic approach that enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development. It is a journey of self-discovery, and it encourages students to explore, reflect and develop character. It can be life-changing as students begin to understand the change they can create in the world.   Every students starts at a different point with a different goal and therefore, this makes a CAS program individualized to each student. High initiative, drive to act, and personal goals make CAS an unparalleled learning opportunity.

    CAS is integral to the whole IBDP curriculum because it is connected to the two other core elements – theory of knowledge and extended essay – and the six subject areas. Students are encouraged to make these connections: In Economics, students will discuss the barriers to economic development, while in Business students will debate Business Ethics. Teachers in the six subject groups will help students make links between the academic curriculum and CAS, and from there, students can find relevance in what they are learning to the outside world. This strengthens subject understanding and provides different approaches to learning.

    Students are required to develop a CAS project.  A CAS project is a collaborative, well-considered series of sequential CAS experiences, engaging students in one or more of the CAS strands of creativity, activity, and service. CAS students must be involved in at least one CAS project during their CAS program.