About CAS

CAS Vision Statement

The fundamental enterprise of Communication Arts and Sciences is for a group of teachers,

students, and parents to come together to create a learning community that nourishes and

develops the whole student, with an emphasis on social justice, media literacy, communications

skills and communication technologies. CAS is built around thematic core curriculum focused on

social justice, media,  and an experiential pedagogy . We are committed to creating a heterogeneous

grouping, by ethnicity and skill level, and our goal is to make school more successful especially

for those who have not traditionally done well at Berkeley High.

The strategy of CAS is to personalize education so that each student is able to define his or her

goals and pursue them. Students have opportunities to make real world contacts and work

experiences in order to understand and pursue media career path options.