Creativity Action Service

The Creativity Action Service (CAS) requirement is a key element of the IB program aiming to underscore the importance of life outside the world of scholarship and providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies. Nease IB students are very active in all three areas.

As a shining beacon of our values, CAS enables students to demonstrate attributes of the IB learner profile in real and practical ways, to grow as unique individuals and to recognize their role in relation to others. Students develop skills, attitudes and dispositions through a variety of individual and group experiences that provide students with opportunities to explore their interests and express their passions, personalities and perspectives.

Key to a student’s CAS program is personal engagement, choice and enjoyment of CAS experiences. Throughout the Diploma Program, students undertake a variety of CAS experiences, ideally on a weekly basis, for a minimum of 18 months. They must also undertake at least one CAS Project with a minimum duration of one month. Students reflect on CAS experiences at significant moments throughout CAS and maintain a CAS portfolio. Using evidence from their CAS portfolio, students will demonstrate achievement of the seven learning outcomes to the CAS advisor’s satisfaction.

Examples of Creativity Experiences

  • Performance and Publication Groups: Nease Symphonic and Jazz Bands, Marching Band & Guard, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Nease Drama, Nease Choir, Miss Nease Scholarship Pageant, Cheerleading, Pantherettes Dance Team, Nease “Wired” TV Production, the Happenstance (Nease’s literary magazine), Nease Yearbook, “The Vertical” (Nease’s newspaper), Naval Junior ROTC.
  • School Clubs & Projects: National Art Honor Society activities, Crochet Club, Tri-M Music Honor Society activities, Talking Hands, Nease IB class service project design, High-Q contests, Mu Alpha Theta (math team) contests, Model UN.
  • Participation in local theater productions, choirs, symphonies or dance groups
  • Writer for local newspaper, magazine or other publication
  • Volunteering at art galleries or museums or arts and crafts camps for younger children
  • Taking or teaching classes or lessons in drama, photography, music instruments, choir or voice lessons, creative writing, dance, etc.
  • Web page design for an organization or group
  • Creative project design for local service organizations

Examples of Creativity Experiences

  • Sports Teams: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling
  • School Groups & Squads: Cheerleading, Dance Team, Marching Band & Guard, Naval Junior ROTC, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Marathon High
  • Service Clubs & Projects: BETA Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, & Interact Club action related service projects, Nease IB Class Service projects
  • Charity Fundraiser participation in events or activities such as Race for a Cure or Relay for Life or Habitat for Humanity
  • Class or competition participation in biking, dance, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, running, surfing, yoga, etc.
  • Club sports team participation
  • Volunteering as a coach, referee, umpire or lifeguard or Special Olympics helper
  • Community & environmental clean-ups and beautifications

Examples of Service Action

  • School Clubs: BETA Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, Interact Club, Marathon High, Crochet Club
  • IB Projects: IB Class Service Projects are planned each year by the Nease IB Booster Club. Student leadership groups are formed and the whole IB class participates in the project.
  • Charity Fundraiser participation in events or activities
  • Volunteering with a community nonprofit organization or public service such as a library or museum
  • Community & environmental clean-ups and beautifications
  • Volunteering with nonprofit summer camps or offering voluntary tutoring services
  • Organizing a food drive or other collections for those in need

The Nature of 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

The CAS program aims to develop students who:
  • Enjoy and find significance in a range of CAS experiences
  • Purposefully reflect upon their experiences
  • Identify goals, develop strategies and determine further actions for personal growth
  • Explore new possibilities, embrace new challenges and adapt to new roles
  • Actively participate in planned, sustained, and collaborative CAS projects
  • Understand they are members of local and global communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment

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