CAS encourages students to be involved in activities as individuals and as part of a team that unfold in local, national and international contexts.
Lending an important balance to the academic programme
Of the core requirements - Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) of the IB Diploma Programme at Mark Twain International School, CAS is at the very core, engaging students in a series of activities that unfold alongside their academic studies throughout the two-year programme. The component's three strands - Creativity (arts and creative thinking), Action (physical exertion for a healthy lifestyle), Service (unpaid, voluntary exchange with a learning benefit for the student),encourage students to be involved in activities as individuals and as part of a team that unfold in local, national and international contexts, and enable students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development, as well as their social and civic development within the community, through experiential learning, lending an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the IB Diploma Programme.
Consequently, DP students, ages 16 to 19, actively contribute outside the classroom through a variety of means, very often tackling challenging social responsibility and environment-awareness tasks or taking creative initiatives intended to have a tangible impact on the local and wider communities.