Creativity, Action, and Service Hours (CAS)
The creativity, action, and service (CAS) aspect of the Centurion Honors Magnet provides students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience outside of the academic world and embrace the pillars of Character Counts! Students who participate in (CAS) may earn special recognition for the completion of 30 hours during their 7th or 8th grade year. The 30 hours should be split equally with 10 hours of creativity, 10 hours of action, and 10 hours of service. Students set goals and reflect on their progress by keeping a notebook that documents their work. Students are encouraged to make the most of their time at LCMS and at the same time have fun with their peers to make a positive impact on all of their lives.
This aspect of CAS encourages students to become involved in a wide range of arts and other activities outside of the core curriculum. Students should develop and coordinate group activities that involve the arts that results in some form of a service project. Organize a school art contest and share the art with young hospital patients, take a group to sing at the local retirement home, or help design and paint the stage for the school play.
This aspect of CAS requires students to participate in individual or team activities that should include some form of physical activity. Students might consider helping a parent coach a young children’s team, teach cheerleading to sixth grade students, or help organize an intramural game at school.
Service projects and activities are a core element of a Centurion Honors student. It is through service that our students can become nurturing and caring individuals. This service should in some way connect the student with either the local community or in some way impact the larger global society. Eighth grade students in National Junior Honor Society will participate in several service projects. Students may want to organize a relief effort for a flooded community, raise funds for cancer research, or collect toys for needy children. The service project should reflect respect for all involved.