Creativity Activity and Service (CAS)
IBO Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
CAS as an IB Diploma requirement
Schools are responsible for confirming with the regional office that all diploma candidates, at the end of the two-year program, have satisfactorily completed the CAS requirement of the IB Diploma Program. Schools must report unsatisfactory performance to the regional office. Failure to meet the CAS requirement will normally result in no diploma being awarded. A student who fails to satisfy this requirement is given one additional year in which to do so, after which the diploma will not be awarded, even if all other diploma conditions have been satisfactorily fulfilled.
“You must give time to your fellow man—even if it’s a little thing, do something for others—something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.” Albert Schweitze
Young people studying the IB Diploma strive to be:
* Inquirers * Knowledgeable * Thinkers * Communicators * Principled * Open-minded * Caring * Risk-takers * Balanced * Reflective