CAS Overview Presentation
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Class of 2021 CAS Handbook
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Class of 2022 CAS Handbook
Class of 2022 CAS Google Classroom
Sample CAS Monthly Reflection
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Sample Verification Letter
CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service) is an essential and central part of the IB Diploma Program. It is designed for students to explore their varied interests, develop their creative capacity, care for their body & mind, and serve the greater community. These components are intended to make graduates reflective, curious, collaborative, ambitious advocates on ethical issues of great significance to our world.
The Washtenaw International High School Creativity, Activity, and Service Program is designed to develop well-rounded, socially engaged students who are well-prepared and empowered to make change in the world around them.
Since our first graduating class in 2015, WIHI graduates have completed over 75,000 hours of CAS experiences.
Regular engagement in CAS experiences on a weekly basis, averaging 2-3 hours per week. CAS begins the first day of school junior year, and the students reflect upon and provide verification of their CAS experiences on a monthly basis over an 18-month period ending in the spring of the senior year.
Monthly CAS Reflections & Verification
CAS experiences and the CAS Project must be independently verifiable. Photographs, videos, screenshots, and verification letters from adult supervisors all work well as verification. Reflection upon activities can be recorded in a variety of forms, but are usually written, and should focus on how the CAS experiences or CAS project brought about growth across the seven learning outcomes below.
1. Increased awareness of strengths and areas for growth
2. Undertaking new challenges & developing new skills
3. Planning and initiating activities
4. Working collaboratively with others
5. Showing perseverance and commitment
6. Engaging with issues of global importance
7. Consideration of ethical implications
Students must also complete at least one CAS project, which must be a self-initiated, collaborative project that is of significant duration and put together in consultation with a CAS mentor or CAS coordinator.
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CAS Project- Presentation Video
CAS Mid-Point Interview & Checklist- Presentation Video
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