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IB Creativity, Action and Service
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
CREATIVITY, ACTION, AND SERVICE (CAS)
The CAS “attitude” is captured beautifully in John Hall’s poem.
Is anybody happier because you passed this way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word to you?
Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,
That you helped a single person of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said?
Does the person whose hopes were fading, now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day, or lose it? Was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness, or scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber, do you think someone will say,
“You have earned tomorrow by the work you did today?”
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) complements the academic disciplines and counter-balances academic self-absorption. It is a three to four hour per week commitment over the two years of the program. CAS is a spirit of discovery, self-reliance, skills, and interests that each of you will become aware of.
Your CAS hours must reflect a balance of creativity, action, and service activities.
CREATIVITY: arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking
ACTION: physical exertion
SERVICE: an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a benefit for the student and the community