Career Mentorship & C.A.S.
Each student must complete a 24 hour career internship in which the student has the opportunity to shadow a professional in the work environment. The internship fosters an understanding of career decision-making, the world of work, and the connection between school and career. This requirement will be fulfilled in grade 11 or 12. This requirement can be met through an individually arranged internship or through designated career enrichment. This also satisfies one of the enrichment requirements.
For questions about the career mentorship, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Ms. Persells.
Creativity, Activity, & Service (CAS)
Participation in the three strands of Creativity, Activity, and Service within the (CAS) program encourages candidates to be involved in creative pursuits, physical activity, and community service work.
The IB takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, which is why CAS is at the core of the Diploma Program(DP) along with Theory of Knowledge(ToK) and the Extended Essay(EE).
Starting on the first day of class junior year and extending over the next 18 months, students are required to complete and catalog a minimum of 16 monthly CAS experience reflections averaging 2-3 hours of various experiences each week. In addition, all students must complete at least one CAS Project. The CAS Project is a collaborative, self-initiated project of significant duration (at least one month) that connects with one or more of the CAS strands.
These monthly reflections and the project form a portfolio of CAS experiences with supervisor verification and/or photo evidence and thoughtful reflections focused on growth toward seven learning outcomes.
The hope is through these experiences students will develop a CAS lifestyle--one where our graduates are healthy, creative, and engaged citizens in their communities and our world.
For questions about CAS, please contact the Service Learning Coordinator, Mr. Fox.