IB Diploma Program Information

Requirements for participation in the IB Diploma Program at Baltimore City College Click here

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Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS):

The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the program and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies. 

Please view the attached CAS Guide and CAS Brochure for more information. 

Why CAS?

  • Successful completion of CAS is a requirement for the award of the IB Diploma

  • CAS enables students to demonstrate attributes of the IB Learner Profile in real and practical ways

  • Purposefully reflect upon experiences and connections to current and past IB Diploma Programme learning

  • Identify goals, develop strategies, and determine further actions for personal growth

  • “Think Globally, Act Locally” -- International Mindedness

What does CAS stand for? 

  • CREATIVITY: Exploring or extending ideas leading to an original product or performance. 

  • ACTIVITY: Physical exertion leading to a health lifestyle. 

  • SERVICE: Collaborative and reciprocal engagement in the community in response to an authentic need. 

What is the CAS Project? 

You must be involved in at least one CAS Project during your CAS Programme.

  • Have a duration of at least one month

  • Can address any single strand of CAS

  • Include collaboration and teamwork (inside or outside of City College)

  • Must benefit others, and have global significance

  • Use CAS stages as a framework for implementation

  • Reflect on CAS Project experience

  • Must be completed by the end of Junior Year

  • Must be approved by your CAS Advisor and the CAS Coordinator

 For questions, please contact:

Extended Essay

The Extended Essay is the capstone of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program. It is an independent research paper guided by a subject adviser and supported by the librarian and the IB coordinator. Each student enrolled in the IB Diploma program begins the Extended Essay in the fall of their junior year and completes it by the spring. 


The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.

One component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) core, the extended essay is mandatory for all students.

Read about the extended essay in greater detail.


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