What is CAS?

CAS stands for Creativity, Activity, and Service. The opportunity to participate in this IB Program is open to all juniors and seniors at Aspen High School and takes place over the course of their two final years as high school students.

Congratulations to our 2024 Graduating seniors who completed CAS. Please enjoy an overview of their hard work towards giving back to their community.

Brooke O’Sullivan worked with science teacher Haylen Gonzalez-Pita, Superintendent David Baugh, The ASD School Board, and the ASD Facilities Team to revamp the recycling program at AHS. 

Will Hanneman organized a youth hockey tournament in the spring of 2024. 

Adeline Christensen created a podcast focusing on literature and mental health titled, The Unsurprising Benefits of Reading. 

Brody Fox, Will Gerardi, Bodhi Yang, and Joshua Ward created a film on ski safety. 

Eli Kissel led the student team in building a Tiny Home for the local Tiny Home Project

Sarrah Hmani created a Smart Study website to help students with advice on study habits. 

Amelia Hecht and Taylor Lewis worked with The Labelle Foundation to foster and photograph puppies in need of homes. 

Sylvia Buck, Edie Creamer, Clem Neral Robinson, and Clea Welden painted a mural in the girls' bathroom to help stop the negative graffiti at AHS as seen above.

Ben Clark and Lauren Kinney focused on education surrounding climate change and worked with Nikki Dorr’s 2nd-grade class at AES. 

Joaquin Nicolas Ladron de Guevara Vera started a three-week baseball training program for AMS students. 

Kira Locke created a club that partnered with Whitcomb Terrace to bring teens and seniors together for a mutual partnership. 

Zalla Smalls started a girls' climbing club to focus on both female empowerment and the sport of climbing with AMS students. 

Adelaide Ryerson created a film, Desire 2 Win, documenting the boys’ lacrosse team including their connection to and loss of teammate Carson Clettenberg. 

Creativity, Activity, Service

CAS helps our students find balance outside of academics.  Students engage in CAS experiences and one CAS project that involves collaboration, planning, commitment, and leadership.  Students are reflective within their experiences and this shows as students grow throughout the IB program.


Sarah Ward