Creativity, activity, service, CAS, is one of three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Based on the philosophy that students learn the most from direct experience, IB students complete and document hours spent in creative, active and service endeavors.
Learn more about CAS from this informative site created by Robinson IB Counselor, Mrs. Sprinkle: WHAT IS CAS?
NOTE FROM MRS. SPRINKLE 8/20: Please be mindful that at the time “At a glance” and the CAS Flyers were created, these guidelines were under normal circumstances. CAS hours are not due until the end of May; however, Bright Futures has their initial upload in January to distinguish eligibility and we would like for all of our incredible kids to have fulfilled the service requirement by first upload. At times, we understand that’s not possible for all students. On a case by case basis, we will make adjustments as needed to ensure student success. At this current moment, we have not received written communication from Bright Futures regarding Mr. Corcoran’s June executive orders. For more updates regarding Bright Futures, please email Mr. Clay, our new college and career counselor. He will be working with students in regards to Bright Futures and any other scholarship opportunities.
SENIORS: You MUST complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) before Aug. 31 after graduation to be awarded your Bright Futures scholarship, if you are eligible. This application opens Oct. 1 and takes just a few minutes to fill out. Don’t Wait!
Pre-approved service organizations: Community Service Opportunities
NOTE: While CAS Service Log forms are used to collect hours and service organization representative signatures, at Robinson IB students use the Managebac website to keep track of CAS hours and complete their reflections for each activity. Freshmen receive their passwords and instructions for accessing Managebac by email before the end of the 1st semester. Homeroom teachers can collect signed forms from organization supervisors, approve information entered into the system and can answer student questions about CAS or Managebac.