Welcome to the Canyon Crest Academy Envision Conservatory for the Humanities Website!


Humanities Conservatory of 2019-2020

                                 “Philosophy is but sophisticated poetry.”   Michel de Montaigne

Envision Conservatory for the Humanities provides instruction in research techniques and an introduction to the following four humanities principles: philosophy, civics, theology, and ethics.

The Envision Conservatory for the Humanities is a three year application based after school program. We meet from 3:15-5:15 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Through our interdisciplinary, collaborative process, the culminating purpose of the Conservatory for the Humanities will be to produce students with the skills necessary for 21st century world citizens. Students preparing for careers in research, writing, the arts, education, business, law and government will best prepared through participation in this Conservatory.




Timothy Stiven


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Zachary Brown


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Guest Scholars 

Amanda Melkonian

Betsy O'Neil


Upcoming and Recent Events:


            PROJECTS 2020 COVID STYLE

At the start of every Academic year, the Envision Conservatories come together to collaborate on a three day "Project". All the seven Conservatoires are mixed for an act of creative bonding. They don't know what group they will be in, nor what they will be doing until it is announced on the first day.

                 This year, the 2020 Covid Project theme is


Project Aquascope's

Summer Seminar Series August 8/7, 8/14, 8/21


1. Project Aquascope picks up from thier international conference in June and return for a Three Day On-line Global Conference focusing on Women in STEM,

and Environmental Advocacy. Speaker list is coming soon!

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 Come check out San Diego Comic-Con@ Home virtual panel as we present " Spirit Skies: How to publish an International Youth Comic in the Age of Covid-19" It premiered on July 22nd, and it available now on SDCC's YouTube channel!

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Are you a high school student with dreams of becoming a graphic novelist? Are you a high school teacher with dreams of creating a graphic novel with your class? Spirit Skies is a graphic novel written and illustrated exclusively by high school students! Not only did we dream it, we DID it! The panel will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on cross cultural artistic exchange, how technology has made this project easier and more dynamic! The student panel of writers and illustrators - including a Guna native from Panama who wrote the sequel from the tropical point of view- will be on the panel, featuring never-before-seen art, and a sneak peek at the next volume in the Spirit Skies story! The panel will take you on an exploratory journey - through the eyes of a Hummingbird! Spirit Skies is not just an adventure written by high school students - it is a lesson in environmental stewardship. With the lesson that we are all interconnected, all you have to do is go outside and you will be interacting with wildlife. It could be a hummingbird coming from Panama or Alaska!


Panel Names: Timothy Stiven—coordinator—educator Justin Wang—student host, editor

Artists: Grace Chen, Riley Sullivan, Michaela Chang,

Writers: Giovanna Agrazal (Panama) Sarah Golts 

Editors: Frances Chai, Hannah Wentworth, Natalie Feldman, John Aste, Josh Charat-Collins, Izzy Ster,

Alex Reinsch-Goldstein