Mongoose42 wrote:I have no idea what IB is so I would guess that the school is not (although I would like a brief translation of the acronyms you used).
IB stands for International Baccalaureate
The high school I graduated from had students follow the IB Diploma Programme in their last 2 years, and one of the requirements to get the Diploma (i.e. to graduate at all!) was something called CAS.
CAS stands for Creativity-Action-Service. Basically, over the 2 years, each student has to participate in at least 150 hours of extracurricular activities (for which they receive no monetary compensation) - 50 hours for each component of CAS. In a nutshell:
, aside from the obvious (artistic pursuits), includes activities like debating, business club, etc
has you getting physically active (e.g. sports)
has you serving your community in some way
(As you can see, there is some overlap here - e.g. dance could be both Creativity and Action. Indeed, in some circumstances it could even count as Service - like if someone gives a dance performance at a charity fundraising event.)
Anyway, IB is a very demanding programme, and many students were really struggling to meet the CAS requirement on top of their studies and other responsibilities. So people would write off their activities creatively - for instance, seeking Action credit for tech work ("we were moving heavy set props around between scenes!") where Service might have seemed more appropriate for the activity. It was all about whether you could convince the CAS coordinator, really...