Connecting Adults and Students to Achieve
Connecting Adults and Students to Achieve (CASA) is a program designed to build connections and community at CDH. Its vision statement says that in order to meet the seven values of Cretin-Derham Hall, we create personal and professional learning communities, which foster consistent connections and interactions and ensure a system in which academic, social, spiritual and emotional needs of all members are met. The goal of the CASA program is to make sure no one falls through the cracks and all members of the CDH community feel valued.
Our CASA program is administered by two Coordinators, who oversee the House Directors and coordinate the agenda,activities and focus for each meeting.
CASA is structured with 8 Houses (Faith, Courage,Truth, Wisdom, Peace, Hope, Mercy and Joy) each made up of about 8 families. Each family consists of 2 adults and about 20 students. Families meet weekly and engage in games and activities aimed at fostering stronger connections between family members. Houses meet about once a trimester. Every student and almost every adult in the building take part in the weekly family meetings.