CAS Interviews

Students will participate in 4 CAS interviews with the CAS coorinator (or CAS advisor) throughout their junior and senior years.

CAS interviews are important in the CAS process and serve as a means of...

  • checking and reinforcing student understanding of CAS

  • assisting students to consider whether they are enjoying CAS and maximizing the opportunities and possibilities of CAS

  • ensuring students know about available resources to support them in CAS

  • giving students an opportunity to reflect upon their CAS experiences to date

  • inviting students to show evidence of achieving CAS learning outcomes

  • allowing students to discuss CAS successes and ways of meeting challenges

  • reviewing and monitoring student progress.

CAS interview #1...September of junior year

During meeting #1, the CAS coordinator/advisor and student will...

  • gauge the student’s understanding of CAS

  • discuss the interests of the student

  • discuss the student’s plans for CAS experiences

  • review the learning outcomes of CAS, ensuring the student's understanding and seeing how the student might achieve these outcomes

  • ensure the student is aware of ways to gather evidence of CAS.

CAS interview #2...February of junior year

During meeting #2, the CAS coordinator/advisor and student will...

  • discuss advancements in the student’s engagement with CAS

  • discuss the student’s progress towards fulfilling CAS requirements, including the plan for completing the CAS project

  • discuss collection of CAS evidence

  • have opportunity to verbally reflect on student's CAS involvement.

CAS interview #3...September of senior year

Meeting #3 is a time to check in and is similar to meeting #2. During meeting #3, the CAS coordinator/advisor and student will...

  • discuss advancements in the student’s engagement with CAS

  • discuss the student’s progress towards fulfilling CAS requirements

  • discuss collection of CAS evidence

  • have opportunity to verbally reflect on student's CAS involvement.

Final CAS interview...March/April of senior year

Meeting #4 is the summative interview of the student's CAS experience. During this final meeting, the student will...

  • outline how they have achieved the CAS learning outcomes

  • share their CAS portfolio

  • discuss their overall CAS program, including reflections on personal growth