Creativity - Activity - Service
Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) is a central part of the Diploma Program. With its holistic approach, CAS is designed to reinforce and expand the personal and interpersonal learning acquired by students in the Primary Years Program (PEP) and the Middle Years Program (MYP).
CAS is divided into three areas, creativity, action and service, which are defined as follows:
- Creativity: exploration and expansion of ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance
- Activity: physical effort that contributes to a healthy lifestyle
- Service: collaborative and reciprocal participation with the community in response to a real need
What is the CAS Project?
A CAS experience lasts for at least one month and challenges students to show initiative, demonstrate perseverance, and develop skills like collaboration, problem solving, and decision-making. The CAS project can focus on each CAS branch or combine two or all three branches.
Examples of projects
- Creativity: A group of students plans, designs and creates a mural.
- Activity: Students organize a sports team in which they participate, with training sessions and matches against other teams.
- Service: Students organize and carry out school support tasks for people in need.
- Service and Activity: Students plan the planting and maintenance of a garden with members of the local community, and participate in physical work.
- Creativity, Activity and Service: Students rehearse and perform a dance production for a community nursing home.