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Creativity, Action, Service Requirements

Creativity, action, service (CAS) is at the heart of the Diploma Programme. It is one of the three essential elements in every student’s Diploma Programme experience. It involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme.

Washburn students who plan to be IB Diploma or WHS Medallion Candidates must engage in CAS activities.  
 
CAS Strands and Examples
 
 
The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows:
 
Creativity: experiences that involve creative thinking. Examples: school plays, painting, literary magazine, choreography, music lessons & performance, film club, dance classes & performances, youth group activities
Action:  physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma Programme. Examples: sports (school or elsewhere), sailing, weightlifting, weight control activities, skating, rock climbing, yoga, hiking
Service: an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected. Examples: tutoring, nursing home visits, service-oriented clubs, Amigos, helping elderly neighbors, election judging, big brother/sister

 

 REQUIREMENTS

 

IB DIPLOMA CANDIDATE: 150 hours over Junior and Senior years

 

WHS MEDALLION CANDIDATE: 75 hours over Junior and Senior years

 

PDF WHS CAS Handbook   --  Provides an overview of the Creativity, Action & Service requirements of the IB programme.