CAS stands for Creativity, Activity, Service. All IB students must complete a CAS program throughout their IB Diploma Programme (lasts a minimum of 18 months). The CAS program includes documented evidence of participating in various experiences and at least one CAS project (minimum of one month’s duration) with a reasonable balance between creativity, activity, and service.
The component’s three strands:
CAS encourages students to be involved in activities as individuals and as part of a team that take place in many contexts, both local and international. Participating in CAS experiences enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development as well as their social and civic development, through experiential learning, lending an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the IB Diploma Programme. It should be both challenging and enjoyable – a personal journey of self-discovery that recognizes each student’s individual starting point.
CAS should involve:
Through your CAS experiences, you are to achieve the following learning outcomes:
All outcomes must be present for a student to complete the CAS requirement. Some may be demonstrated many times, in a variety of activities, but completion requires only that there is some evidence for every outcome.
CAS: An IB Diploma & Graduation Requirement
A student who fails to satisfy the CAS requirement will not be awarded the IB diploma even if all other diploma conditions have been satisfactorily fulfilled.