The Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) requirement is a fundamental part of the International Baccalaureate programme, centering on the importance of life outside the world of scholarship and providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.
Think Globally, Act Locally
The overarching goal of CAS is to foster awareness of and appreciation for life outside of academics. It encourages students to reach out and be an active part of their communities through artistic endeavors, sports, and community service while learning more about themselves.
- Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities, as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.
- Activity can include not only participation in individual and team sports, but also taking part in expeditions and local or international projects. Many students also engage in personal workout plans to enhance their overall health.
- Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals or working with refugees or the homeless.
Students are expected to be involved in CAS experiences for 18 continuous months beginning their junior year.
A system of self-evaluation encourages students to reflect on the benefits of CAS participation for themselves and others and to evaluate the acquired understanding and insights.
Students seeking more information about CAS may contact the IAM CAS coordinator Mr. Hrisoulis