ISD - The International School of Dakar


ISD has a CAS website that gives students access to information and opportunities. It serves as an access point for students' own CAS reflection tools, and is also a place to celebrate ongoing and completed projects. Please explore ISD's CAS program at this link:

Sam Pennypacker
CAS Coordinator

What is CAS?

The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the program and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.

  • Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.
  • Action can include not only participation in individual and team sports but also taking part in expeditions and in local or international projects.
  • Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities.

Some examples may include helping children with special needs, visiting orphanages and working with our sister school. Students are expected to be involved in CAS activities for the equivalent of at least three hours each week during the two years of the programme. A system of self-evaluation encourages students to reflect on the benefits of CAS participation to themselves and to others, and to evaluate the understanding and insights acquired.