Creativity Defined: Arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

These are some of the Creative CAS activities students do at RHS. They’re not in any particular order and some of them are repeated in the other two categories because they overlap. Hope this gives you an idea or two.

  • School Play/Musical (as long as it’s not part of the student’s IB Diploma Program)
  • Summer Science Camp/Youth Science Center (teaching younger students in Early Enriched Learning classes)
  • ASB Commissioner of Dance (budget, decorations, planning committees, etc.)
  • Starting your own non-profit organization (one of our students started her own non-profit company called H.O.P.E. which stands for Help On Planet Earth; H.O.P.E. raises money which is sent to Invisible Children and
  • Yearbook (creating page layout and design for the most important and high-profile publication of the year)
  • Dance Class/Recitals (students are involved in a variety of dance classes and recital performances)
  • Model United Nations (involvement requires a lot of research, debate, speech-writing and giving speeches)
  • Teaching in a foreign country (one of our students traveled to Indonesia and taught young school children)
  • Academic Decathlon (a team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools)
  • Mock Trial (through trial simulations in competition with teams from other schools, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills)
  • Destination Imagination (academic club that builds participants’ creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways)
  • Forensics (students compete with other schools in giving speeches, formal debate, and extemporaneous speaking)
  • Learning and/or teaching a musical instrument (many of our students continue to take music lessons and perform recitals and some also give lessons to beginners)
  • Rose Parade Float Decoration (students volunteer to decorate various Rose Parade floats in Pasadena, California between Christmas Day and News Year Day)
  • Te Shin Organization (a place for children to come to after school and finish up homework, IB student wrote songs and developed lessons for the group leader)
  • Heartland Hospice Special Craft Volunteer (students sew teddy bears and blankets from scratch for the patients of Heartland Hospice)
  • Comedy Sportz (improvisational comedy involving a whole group of
  • performers making up scenes and playing games on the spot based on audience suggestions; click here for their website)
  • Paper Tole (a weekend art class with a focus on decoupage; this activity also had an intergenerational aspect)
  • NHS Publicity (publicizes service activities for our school’s chapter of the National Honor Society)
  • Pasadena Civic Ballet Company (one of our students is a classically trained ballerina)
  • Choir (not part of the student’s IB Diploma Program)
  • Art (not part of the student’s IB Diploma Program)

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