In grades 6 to 10, the Service as Action program is a mandatory part of the Middle Year Program (MYP) and a great way to involve our students in real life service experiences. These experiences can take place in and out of school and must be recorded on ManageBac. Here are a few questions and answers about Service as Action.

What students need to do.

Students need to plan and perform experiences that…

  • Benefit others
  • Improve their health
  • Express their creativity
  • Allow them to learn a new skill

For example:

  • Sylvia gives a speech to raise awareness for Earth Day
  • Daniel cooks one meal a week for his family
  • Iveta sells homemade bracelets for the WWF
  • Francis learns Mandarin with Youtube tutorials

How should students use ManageBac?

Students are expected to use ManageBac to…

  • Record their experiences
  • Reflect and provide evidence on their experiences
  • Choose learning outcomes

How many experiences must students do yearly?

Grades 6, 7 and 8

  • 1 collaborative experience
  • 1 long term experience
  • 2 short term experiences

Grades 9 and 10

  • 1 collaborative experience
  • 1 long term experience
  • 3 short term experiences

For more information about Service as Action, visit the DANUBE SERVICE LEARNING website.

In grades 11 and 12 students complete CAS. CAS stands for Creativity, Activity, Service. It is a mandatory part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). It is aimed at students in grade 11 and 12 who will engage in a variety of school-planned and student-planned experiences throughout a year and a half. Students Service experiences will be recorded on their worksheet on ManageBac. CAS is an essential part of the Diploma Program and is at the DP Core. With Theory of Learning (TOK) and the Extended Essay (EE), CAS must be passed successfully in order to obtain the IB Diploma.

If you have any questions about SA or CAS please contact Mr Jonathan Gaudet on jgaudet@danubeschool.com