International Baccalaureate Coordinator
Mr. David Gioseffi
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a college preparatory program for highly motivated, hardworking students. The aim of the International Baccalaureate Organization is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
The Diploma Program at the Academy is a course of study for junior and senior students that meets the aims of the IB through rigorous coursework, project-based learning, research skills, and collaboration between students, teachers, and the community.
CAS Program at Canandaigua Academy
CAS stands for Creativity, Action and Service and is at the heart of the Diploma Program. It is one of the three essential elements in every student’s IB experience.
CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Program. CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.
The goal of CAS within the IB Diploma Program is to create the "complete" student: one who has academic knowledge but who also sees him or herself in a very human way as part of the community. Students must show evidence of achievement of eight CAS learning outcomes and a minimum of 150 hours. Failure to meet that requirement will result in no diploma being awarded.
develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world
Please look in the following subject areas for specific course offerings.