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Creativity, Activity, Service.

The Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) program at DBS challenges students to fulfill the CAS component of the IB Diploma Program. The program uses a structured approach that allows students to take on a variety of activities with increasing ownership and responsibility. 


  • encouraged participation in activities in school (i.e. team sports, choir groups, orchestra groups, student societies, etc)

  • reflective writing unit in IB Skills

  • Introduction to CAS documentation on Managebac software

  • CAS Intro Week – students work in groups to plan and carry out activities of their choice for their peers


  • structured CAS Plan brainstorming

  • school-planned activities (i.e. Leadership Training Camp, team/individual sports, performing arts)

  • CAS Trip (G11)- service and outdoor education trip (December)

  • student-planned activities (i.e. volunteer tutorials, hiking trips, filming projects, website design, charity runs, charity football tournament)

  • CAS Project – long-term project involving planning and evaluation, integrating at least two CAS categories resulting in a significant outcome

  • CAS Term Awards – given for creative, meaningful activities, exceptional CAS portfolios, and genuine, regular reflections

  • CAS Advisors – each student assigned IB teacher; one-on-one meetings held three times per year to assess progress

  • CAS Period – one period per week devoted to discussing CAS activities, guest speakers, and catching up on reflections

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