Core Requirements
There are three main requirements of IB, apart from classes. These are Theory of Knowledge, Creativity Action Service, and the Extended Essay.

Theory of Knowledge (TOK):

TOK is a class taken every other day for both years of the IB program. It focuses mainly on the question “how do we know what we know?”, but also other questions, such as:

· What counts as knowledge?

· How does it grow?

· What are its limits?

· Who owns knowledge?

· What is the value of knowledge?

· What are the implications of having, or not having, knowledge?*

The class is mainly discussion-based, giving each student opportunity to express his or her opinions and develop public speaking skills. The evaluation is not an exam, but rather a combination of a presentation and essay on a given title.

Creativity Action Service (CAS):

CAS projects are done entirely outside of school, and focus on personal development of the student through creative projects. Not all must be service related, or incorporate all areas of CAS, though many do. Examples of CAS projects include:

· Learning an instrument and performing

· Community theatre

· Leading a service project

· Collecting donations for a charity

An integral part of CAS is finding a problem in the world and trying, even in a small way, to make it better. The end assessment for CAS is an interview in which projects are discussed.

To learn more about CAS please see the attachment below.

The Extended Essay:

The extended essay is an academic research paper of a maximum of 4,000 words. It can be written in any subject the IB offers, though generally in a class the student is enrolled in. The student picks an advisor, usually a teacher in the subject of the extended essay, who helps with research and writing a formal essay. The entire process occurs over both years of the program, and is an opportunity for the student to both learn to research at a university level and delve into a topic which interests them.