What is the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) program?

cropped-wp_20151003_008_psThe Creativity, Activity and Service program (CAS) is a scheme of experiential learning. It is at the core of the IB Diploma and it is aligned to St. John’s core values of companionship, integrity and respect. Simply put, CAS continues a student’s education outside the classroom. It is an opportunity to develop skills and interests, and to contribute to various communities.

CAS is intended to help a student develop as an individual, through a process of self-discovery, self-awareness and reflection. They will assess their strengths and areas to work on, and will reflect on the activities as they carry them out.

A good CAS program must relate to a student’s personal qualities, aims and ambitions, so that it is relevant and has a powerful learning value. Setting goals, making plans to achieve them, and the assessment of results are fundamental to experiential learning. It is essential that students develop the habit of critical reflection.

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