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IB Community and Service

1. Understanding what a community is

2. Knowing one’s role in the community

3. Understanding how one person can make a difference

4. Using one’s talents for the good of the community

5. Reflecting on the value of one’s service to the community through journals, group discussion, and/or presentation of community service projects

Source: Areas of Interaction Guide, International Baccalaureate Program, August 2002

Community and Service (CAS) is just one of the five Areas of Interaction (AOI) that are taught through the subjects in the Middle Years Program (MYP) at Beck Academy. Every student is encouraged to fulfill community and service hours for each grade level.

6th grade: 10 hours (3 hours per quarter)

7th grade: 15 hours (4 hours per quarter)

8th grade: 20 hours (5 hours per quarter)

C & S extends beyond the classroom, encouraging students to participate in the communities in which they live. The emphasis is on developing community awareness and concern, a sense of responsibility, and the skills needed to make an effective contribution to society.

Your student has received a “Community Service Reflection Sheet.” Your student should record any community service hours completed beginning June 2010 on a “Community Service Reflection Sheet.” Extra Community Service Reflection Sheets can be found outside the IB Coordinators office. These forms can also be found on the Beck Academy webpage.

Students should complete the hours suggested for each quarter and turn in logs and reflection sheets to their homeroom teachers.