Daystar Academy CAS Handbook

What is "CAS"?

"Creativity"--Exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance

"Activity"--Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle

"Service"--Collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.

What part does CAS play in Daystar's DP program?

CAS is part of the "Core" in the DP. (In addition to CAS, the Core also includes the Theory of Knowledge course and the extended essay.) A student who fails to satisfy the CAS requirements will not be awarded an IB diploma, even if they have met all other DP requirements satisfactorily. In addition, students must fulfill the CAS requirements to graduate from Daystar Academy.

What are the "CAS requirements"?

Students must:

Why CAS?

CAS compliments a challenging academic program in a holistic way, providing an important counterbalance to the academic pressures found in the rest of the Diploma Program.

CAS enables students to:

  • Enjoy and find significance in a range of CAS experiences

  • Actively participate in planned, sustained, and collaborative CAS projects

  • Enhance their personal development, as unique individuals created by God for a purpose

  • Demonstrate and develop the attributes of the IB learner profile in real and practical ways

  • Grow in their interpersonal development and understand they are members of local and global communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment

  • Explore their interests and express their passions, personalities and perspectives

  • Identify goals, develop strategies and determine further actions for personal growth

  • Explore new possibilities, embrace new challenges and adapt to new roles

  • Purposefully reflect on their experiences

CAS Student Checklist

CAS Student checklist