C.A.S. Hours

words Creativity Activity Service

What does C.A.S. have to do with me? 
As you probably know by now, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a two year curriculum incorporating six curricular areas, an extended essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action, Service (C.A.S.). Therefore, it is a requirement that diploma seeking students complete 150 hours of C.A.S.


What does Creativity, Action, Service mean?

Creativity: This aspect covers a wide range of arts and other activities outside the normal curriculum. This could involve DOING dance, theatre, music and art, for example. Commitment to learning an art form is the goal.

Action: Involves the participation in expeditions, individual and team sports, and physical activities outside the normal curriculum; it also involves physical activity in carrying out creative and service projects.

Service: Service activities involve doing things with others and developing a real commitment with them.  Service activities involve serving the underserved and developing a real commitment to the people or entities in need. 

Students should undertake C.A.S. throughout the two years of the Diploma Program. A majority of the C.A.S. hours should be working cooperatively with other people, such as coaching team sports, group planning of a marketing strategy to raise funds, teaching immigrants the local language, performing in a band, or playing on a sports team.

Please note:  All projects should be approved prior to completion. Digital or physical forms for this are available via the CAS Coordinator. 

For C.A.S. hours completed over summer break, you should email Mr. Pabst with a description of the project .

We will use managebac.com for all CAS submissions.

First deadline for submitting forms is the end of first semester junior year / total hours 50

Second deadline for submitting forms is Sept. 1 of senior year +75 hours  / total hours 125

Final deadline for C.A.S. is February 1 of  the senior year