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CAS Documents for DP Class of  2019 & 2020

Aim of CAS

There are several components of CAS which make the program complete and enriching for the students. They include the following:

  • Counterbalance to academic self-absorption
  • Sharing energies and talents
  • Development of awareness, concern for and ability to work with others
  • Promotion of more informed and understanding attitudes
  • Service to the community as a complement to intellectual development in the academic curriculum
  • Establishment of links with local, national and international communities
  • Challenge to student
  • Development of a spirit of discovery and self-reliance
  • Encouragement of a sense of responsibility to all
  • Encouragement of new skills and interests
  • Promotion of international understanding
  • Development of attitudes and values which transcend race, religion, gender and politics
  • Education beyond the classroom and examination hall
  • Education of the whole person

Contact information: Elizabeth Burgos, CAS Coordinator and Resource Teacher for the Gifted, 703-228-8657, 

Extended Essay (EE)

EE Documents for DP Class of 2018

To access the Extended Essay Classroom or the Everything Extended Essay site, you must be logged into APS.

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Contact information: Sandy Munnell, EE Coordinator, 703-228-6237,