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CAS Guidelines & General Information
Creativity, Action, Service
CAS is more than community service. It is also not meant to be considered “work.” CAS is an
amazing opportunity to build character, find self-definition, help others, expose yourself to
different opportunities, become an active member of your community, and change the world!
CAS is focused on 8 different learning outcomes (outcomes located on the IB Wiki). The focus
of these outcomes emphasizes that it is the quality of a CAS activity (its contribution to your
development) that is of most importance.
Reflections forms are to be turned in on the 12th of each month. If the 12th falls on a
weekend, the form must be turned in the Friday before. Turn forms into the CAS office
which is located in Guidance.
You may access the Reflection Forms on the IB Wiki page. There are different reflection
forms for MYP (9th-10th ) and DP (11th-12th )grades.
o On the CAS section of the IB Wiki page you will also be able to:
See a spreadsheet of your total hours completed (recorded by student
Find available opportunities to earn CAS hours
See examples of what CAS is and what CAS is not
IB students are principled, and honesty is a key policy of completing your CAS hours.
“Fudging the rules” in recording your hours is not acceptable. An infraction in
recording hours will result in loss of CAS hours. (For example: If you record that you
completed 6 hours, when in actuality you only completed 2, you will receive ZERO
If you complete 10 or more hours for one particular activity, you are required to log
those specific hours, including a detailed description of your participation.
You cannot receive an IB Diploma without completing ALL required CAS hours.
Number of required hours:
o 9th grade =35
o 10th grade =40
o 11th & 12th grade = 150 hours (It is recommended that you complete at least 2-3
hours per week of CAS in order to fulfill your required hours. Of these 150
hours, there should be a reasonable balance between creativity, action,
and service. Do not wait until Senior year to do all 150 hours!)
*If you have any questions, concerns, ideas on how to help, etc. please contact our CAS coordinator,
Megan Sage Townsend, at email@example.com, or at 980-343-3840.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.