Defining CAS Strands:
Creativity: Creativity in CAS provides students with the opportunity to explore their own sense of original thinking and expression. Creativity will come from the student’s talents, interests, passions, emotional responses,and imagination; the form of expression is limitless. This may include visual and performing arts, digital design, writing, film, culinary arts, crafts and composition.
Action: The aim of the “Activity” strand is to promote lifelong healthy habits related to physical well-being. Pursuits may include individual and team sports, aerobic exercise, dance, outdoor recreation, fitness training, and any other form of physical exertion that purposefully contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
Service: The aim of the “Service” strand is for students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society. Through service, students develop and apply personal and social skills in real-life situations involving decision-making, problem-solving, initiative, responsibility, and accountability for their actions.
All proposed CAS activities must meet four criteria:
Real, purposeful activities, with significant outcomes
Personal challenge – tasks must extend the student and be achievable in scope
Thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing progress, reporting
Reflection on outcomes and personal learning
Suggested CAS Activities:
|Art Club||Drama & Theater|
|Debate & Forensics|
Tutoring, Yearbook, Newspaper
An Action activity must have a measurable and obtainable goal that you, the student, develop. If you have a running plan or fitness plan please keep a log with dates as evidence of the activity.
|Baseball||Horse Back Riding|
Sport training program such as an organized fitness plan or running plan, Activity Classes/Lessons such as Martial Arts and Yoga
|C & O Canal Preservation||Wider Circle|
|Computer Club||Scouting Service|
|International Club||Student Government|
|Habitat for Humanity/Rebuilding Together||Tutoring|
|Day Care Centers||Nursing Homes|
Museums, Soup Kitchens