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Welcome Back, Ravens! Stay tuned for audition announcements, box office releases and all things Envision

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Congratulations to Ms. Moran and Mrs. Lababit’s classes. Student work will be on display for this special event.

Get your theater tickets today! Click HERE

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Buy tickets to “the Promise” HERE

Buy tickets to Flawed Machine

FOTA performance and event schedule, click HERE

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We hope you will join us for an amazing opportunity to meet  Emmy-Award Winner, Javier Grillo-Marxauch at the second annual Cinema cocktail soiree fundraiser, “Cinema Uncut” on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.  Mingle with CCA Cinema parents and chat with the Cinema teachers and Guest Artists who work with your kids, in a beautiful and intimate setting.  Delight in delicious tray passed hors d’ouevres and sparkling champagne cocktails while enjoying live jazz, headlined by CCA’s own Nate Jarrell.  

Get tickets HERE

And then enjoy...



Though best known as one of the Emmy Award winning writer/producers of the hit ABC series LOST, and for creating The Middleman graphic novels and television series, Javier Grillo-Marxuach is a prolific creator of TV, film, comics, and trans-media content currently working as co-executive producer of The Dark Crystal, a ten-hour Netflix series revival of the classic Jim Henson feature film, and as consulting producer of Blood and Treasure, a thirteen-part summer series for CBS.  Both will air in 2019.  Grillo-Marxuach's career in television spans over twenty years, with credits including popular hits like MediumCharmed, and The Pretender, critically acclaimed series including Boomtown, and The 100, and cult shows like The PretenderThe  ChronicleJake 2.0The Shannara ChroniclesHelix, and seaQuest.

Javier will describe the path he followed in establishing a successful, productive, and influential career that has garnered top industry accolades including an Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award.  He will also provide encouragement and inspirational advice for parents of future filmmakers. The lessons he will impart should make for a lively discussion.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear an industry insider.  



Exclusive silent auction items and experiences available only at this event!


We will be auctioning off unique film-related experiences, including items like

A day for two students at Universal Studios with Cinema Coordinator Mark Raines and Guest Teaching Artist Brad Kester

VIP Experiences at the San Diego and La Costa Film Festivals.




All donations to Cinema made through "Cinema Uncut"

will be matched 100% (up to $2,500) by the

Torrey Pines Children's Liberal Arts Foundation


This is a unique opportunity for your $100 donation to become $200 or

your $500 donation to become $1,000!



All monies raised at this event will benefit Envision Cinema at CCA.

Auditions for 2018-19 classes are coming soon. Refer to individual teacher’s websites for specific information. Auditions will take place AFTER you turn in your schedule, so be sure to include the course you hope to take on your schedule and Envision teachers and counselors will work to adjust schedules as needed after the auditions.

  • for Music Auditions, click HERE


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Envision Theatre:

Fall Auditions: Sept. 18 & 19 3:30-6:30 

See Ms. Marquie's website for details

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AUDITION CLASSES:  Click on the appropriate link for info/materials/signups

Music Classes- Click HERE

  • Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Advanced Choir, Rock Band and Jazz Band

Dance Classes-Click HERE

  • Dance Choreography, Intermediate, Advanced Danced

Humanities Conservatory

  • March 24 - Informational Meeting and Essay Prompts Available 
  • May 5 - Spring Application, including Humanities Research Paper, Due
  • May 9-11 - Applicant Defenese (Auditions) after school
  • Contact Mr. Brownzachary.brown@sduhsd.net or Mr. Stiven timothy.stiven@sduhsd.net for more info!

Welcome to the Spring Season!
CCA info night is 2/15-we look forward to answering all your questions about the Envision program in M100!

Click HERE for a schedule of events!

Sweet Charity!  Opens Friday!

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Envision Conservatory for the Humanities presents:Debate Deconstructed

Join CCA's Conservatory for the Humanities, the CCA Social Science Department, and the San Diego World Affairs Council for a live viewing of the 2nd presidential debate, followed by an analysis and Q&A session with local policy experts. We aim to promote civic engagement in an atmosphere that is respectful, educational, and engaging, while giving you a chance to hear the issues explored through a local lens. This community event is sure to spur constructive dialogue on the issues that matter most to you


Sunday, October 9th

5:30 pm CCA's Proscenium Theatre

Buy Your Tickets Here!

$10/Adult, $6/Student, $25 Family Rate* (*Two adults and up to two children)

EVA's Art Uncorked  

EVA's annual fundraising event- live music, wonderful food, auction items, and an interactive painting lesson. Saturday, September 17th3-6pm   Buy tickets now!

EVA Uncorked Formsite Sign Up:


Theater Auditions

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 Envision Dance Announces its season with T!NK, a Tribute to Queen, Body Talk, Senior Dance Showcase and a Tribute to Prince!  Stay tuned for more information!


Envision Visual Arts and the Conservatory for the Humanities presented Volume I of Jasper and the Spirit Skies at the Comic Arts Conference at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 23rd.

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Congratulations to the following CCA Envision Cinema Conservatory students who produced the eight films listed below that have been selected to be screened at the All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York, NY this October. The AAHSFF is the world's largest high school student film festival. Three students, Navin Bose, Gabe Gaurano, and Jayden Gillespie will attend the festival and also compete in the AAHSFF AT&T Film Invitational competition, where they will film and edit a short film in three days in New York City. That film will also screen at the festival.

Ashton Tu, Documentary, “I'm Just Like You”

Gabriel Gaurano, Navin Bose, Kai Czarnowski, Akeel Najimudeen and William Hillard, Drama, “Lost In Blue”

John De Vito and Julia Elihu, Drama, “The Fastidious Fate of Things That Fly”

Gabriel Gaurano, Julia Elihu, Tia Mayer, Shinwoo Kim and Kalani Newman, Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, “La Fortezza”

Tia Mayer, Chris Razniak, Piper Conley, Jayden Gillespie, Thomas Wade and Ceren Fitoz, Drama, “Lola & Elaine”

Jayden Gillespie, Andrew Gillies, Cameron Colleran and Danny Sandler, Drama, “Slide”, 

Alan Moutal, Greg Wolff, Thomas Wade, Christopher Razniak and Carson Fildey, Comedy, “Christopher Walkin”

TJ Gascho, Keith Connor, Andrew Gillies, Carson Fildey and Kalani Newman, Comedy, “Kilohana Man”

Tis the season for outdoor music festivals-CCAChella is going to rock the amphitheater on 5/20 right after school….or you can bring it inside the Nest for the Vocal Music Conservatory coffeehouse performance

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Save the date for the CCA Film Festival on May 20th at 7pm. Film submissions are free and open to all CCA students and due Tuesday, May 10th to be considered for screening at the festival. Submission form is at envisioncinema.com.



CCA Gamelan Concert-June 3 at 12:15 in the Proscenium Theater-free!  Read about this great cultural event HERE


We have two students that will have art on display at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park June 4-Aug 22 and another student who will have her art displayed in Congress in DC for the next year.
Will Pickering created "Space Helmet" in AP3D class (Mingei)
Sophia Bayat created "Sophia's Garden" in Adv Sculpture (Mingei)
Isabella Spadone painted 'Boy" (Congress)
If you see them around campus, be sure to congratulate them!

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Please congratulate the CCA-TV staff and the individual Envision Cinema students listed below. Envision Cinema and CCA-TV had nine nominated videos at this past weekend's San Diego County Office of Education Innovative Video in Education Awards, and we won five awards (more than any other high school), including the best in show high school Grand Recognition award.

Grand Recognition Award

The Fastidious Fate of Things That Fly 

An Envision Cinema Conservatory Film (Premieres May 20th, 7pm at the CCA Film Festival)

Julia Elihu, John De Vito, Lauren Brems, Tyler Chae-Banks

News Program

CCA-TV 3-4-16, The Transgender Community

CCA-TV Spring 2016 Staff

How To Video 

How to Parallel Park 

Gabriel Gaurano 


Distracted Driving (Stop Motion)

Will Hillard, Keith Conner

Digital Citizenship 

Economics of Piracy

TJ Gascho

2016 CCA iVIE Awards

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Toyota/Discovery Education National Recognition

A CCA student-produced PSA about distracted driving beat out more than 1500 videos nationwide to be selected as one of ten finalists in the Discovery Education and Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. The video called "Glove Box It" was directed by Gabriel Gaurano and Navin Bose in the Envision Cinema Conservatory program. The students are in competition for multiple prizes, including the first place prize of $15,000 and the chance to work with a DIscovery film crew to reshoot their video in a TV-ready PSA. They could also win a $5,000 People's Choice award, based on votes for their video here: http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/vote. Please vote to support our CCA team. You can vote once a day until April 25.

Click HERE for tickets

With the house lights down, a man in a chair appears onstage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life, and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicatated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

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Envision Dance and Music Present:

Come see what ALL the ARTS at CCA are all about!

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Calling all Cinematographers! 

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Envision Season 15-16 is now for sale!  Reserve your seats TODAY!

Click HERE

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Welcome Ravens! 

The 2015-2016 school year promises to be an amazing year!  The season’s shows will be added to the event page in the next few weeks.  Please make sure to review the information given out at Raven Readiness days from the Foundation for ways to support your Envision discipline and to ensure we have the funding to accomplish all our goals.  Click HERE to go to the Foundation site

Our Summer Vacation-by Envision!  

Check out the Envision facebook page for some of  the summer highlights

  • Envision Conservatory for the Humanities presenting at ComicCon
  • Envision Dance performances and dance camp
  • Art Camps sponsored by EVA
  • Musicians performing at St. Paul’s Cathedral and the SD Pride Parade
  • Envision Theater students representing CCA (and WINNING awards) at the SD Fringe Festival
  • Envision Cinema students participating (and WINNING awards) in the La Costa Film Festival
  • Students and faculty alike participated in numerous classes, camps and workshops over the summer

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Envision Cinema Film Festival, Friday May 22


Read the Del Mar Times article HERE

Shakespeare under the Stars!

A student written/created/directed/performed Rock Opera not to be missed…and it’s FREE

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Envision Supper Club is coming-order your boxed dinner by 5/8 HERE

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Congratulations Envision Cinema!

CCA's Envision Cinema won five awards, the most in the high school division, in 

Saturday's Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) K-12 student video competition and festival held by the San Diego County Office of Education, including the iVIE SDCCU Red Eye 36-hr competition, How To Video, Global Village, Financial Wellness, and the Bill Simpson Award (celebrating learning through filmmaking in honor of the founder of the iVIE program). CCA took home a total of $2700 in prize money, plus three Sony HD video cameras. Congratulations to all the student winners below!

SDCCU Red Eye Competition

Rainy Day Fund-John De Vito, Greg Wolff, Navin Bose, Gabe Gaurano

How to Video 

How to Start a Student Business: Gaby de Boucaud, Iris Grootenhuis, John Devito, Brandon Chase

Global Village

White Day: Kalani Newman, Akeel Najimudeen, Skyler Stewart, Andrew Boyles, plus Jack Glen, Allan Huang, Tiffany Nguyen, Mirai Kii, 

Financial Wellness

Robot Dinosaur: Chris Lockhart (class of 2014), TJ Gascho, Pierce Brenner (class of 2014), John Devito

Bill Simpson Award (celebrating learning through filmmaking in honor of the founder of the iVIE program). 

Lily' s Journey: Julia Eliha, Gaby de Boucard, Andrew Boyles, Akeel Najimudeen, Thomas Wade

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Congratulations to these EVA artists!

Congrats to CCA senior, Tessa Hunt, who was selected by the San Diego Museum of Art to participate in an exciting program in conjunction with her art piece on display at the exhibition, Young Art 2015: Visualizing Music

Tessa will be part of "Young Art Student Tours" on Sunday, May 17th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m at the museum.  She will be stationed at her artwork and discuss her process and meaning behind her piece.

Below is her mixed media of Janis Joplin currently on display at SDMA.

Congratulations to Se Yeon Choi who was awarded "9-12th Honorable Mention in 2D" at the Southern California Regional Art Awards in Whittier, CA this past Saturday.  Se Yeon's piece, created in AP 2D this fall, was one of only two pieces of art from San Diego County students. Bravo!  

Conservatory Applications are DUE May 1-did you get yours in?


Please join us for our Elective Fair on April 1 in the Gym.  Explore this site and the links below to learn more about your options at CCA!  We can’t wait to meet you!



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Instrumental Music

Vocal Music



EDDA-a performance of EPIC proportions- Envision Vocal Music, Dance and Humanities collaborate to bring you viking tales.  Click HERE for tickets


Body Talk 2015

Body Talk-a free dance show presented by Body Aloud and Envision Dance-get your tickets HERE!

Instrumental Music students work with Bob Reynolds from Snarky Puppy and this week will meet Dr. David Gillingham in preparation for their upcoming concerts!

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Click HERE for tickets!

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1/7 "Hunting Illumination: An Untold Tale of Hansel & Gretel," is a story written by Rayna, which takes the original tale of Hansel and Gretel and shakes it up.  The show explores issues of loss, working through fear of the unknown, and finding family where it's often least expected.

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1/7  Congratulations to AP Studio students Daniel Bailey, Se Yeon Choi, Haley Chung, Gayla Hahn, Chanel Leavitt, and Wendy Yang for having their artwork selected out of 200 pieces of art submitted from all around San Diego County for Youth Art Month at the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in Balboa Park.  

The exhibition will be on view from January 23rd through February 22nd 2015.
An opening reception will take place at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park on January 23rd from 6-8 pm.  An awards reception will be held at the closing of the exhibition on February 22nd from 1-2:30 at SDAI.   

Pen and Ink drawing by Wendy Yang, Grade 12

11/14 The Envision Conservatory Application is now available, Click HERE to download yours!  Conservatory classes in all Envision disciplines are holding their open application period.  All Applications are DUE to the main office by the end of the school day on Dec. 12.  Applicants will be contacted by their discipline coordinator to set up January auditions/portfolio reviews if their application is accepted. Students going in to grades 10-12 are eligible.   Students accepted into next year’s Conservatory program must also participate in Envision day classes in their subject area while enrolled in Conservatory.  There are strict attendance, academic and behavior policies that Conservatory members in good standing uphold.  If you have questions about the requirements of the program, or the application process-please see your coordinator.  Humanities supporting documents, click HERE

12/7 Envision Dance Presents


12/7 CCA-TV #THINKB4UPOST Campaign

Click HERE to see the PSA

Click HERE to see the CCA-TV #THINKB4UPOST edition



11/14 The Envision Conservatory Application is now available, Click HERE to download yours!  Conservatory classes in all Envision disciplines are holding their open application period.  All Applications are DUE to the main office by the end of the school day on Dec. 12.  Applicants will be contacted by their discipline coordinator to set up January auditions/portfolio reviews if their application is accepted. Students going in to grades 10-12 are eligible.   Students accepted into next year’s Conservatory program must also participate in Envision day classes in their subject area while enrolled in Conservatory.  There are strict attendance, academic and behavior policies that Conservatory members in good standing uphold.  If you have questions about the requirements of the program, or the application process-please see your coordinator.  Humanities supporting documents, click HERE

11/12 Museum!

11/12You can click on the EVENTS page now to purchase tickets to all our Envision productions.  More will be added through out the year.  You can even use your Envision Season Pass (earned with a donation of $500 or more to the CCA Foundation and your desired discipline) 

11/12 Envision Instrumental Music Conservatory Recitals: 

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Many thanks to CCA parent, Ann Berchtold, who helped facilitate Mrs. Jackson's AP Studio students' field trip to Art San Diego at the Balboa Park Activity Center last Friday. The only large scale contemporary art fair in San Diego, Art SD is in its sixth year and showcased over one thousand pieces of art from regional, national and international artists and galleries. Many thanks to our CCA parents who help create memories outside the classroom experience!


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You can click on the EVENTS page now to purchase tickets to all our Envision productions.  More will be added through out the year.  You can even use your Envision Season Pass (earned with a donation of $500 or more to the CCA Foundation and your desired discipline)  You can even get tickets to shows like the upcoming “Zombie Prom” Production!




10/1  Solana Beach Arts Alive and Advanced Painting

Advanced Painting students’ banners at Solana Beach’s Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail , Sunday 9/26.  


9/29  Envision Artist Showcase

9/22 Congratulations Envision Cinema!

CCA's Envision Cinema won the top three student film awards at the 2014 La Costa Film Festival on Saturday, including Best High School Short Film for Sofia produced by Brandon Chase, Jason Phillips, and Tommy Wood.  



This girl-loves-ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal-seeking reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.  Tickets for ZOMBIE PROM are now for sale.

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9/18 Mojalet Dance and Rhythm Talk

CCA Envision is proud to be collaborating with Mojalet Dance Collective and Rhythm Talk again in 2014!  Mojalet and Rhythm Talk will be on campus for all 4 class periods on Friday, October 3rd, bringing their talents and passions of dance and music to our dance and music students.  That evening, there will be a professional performance, showing a stunning example of true collaboration. Don't miss it!  It will be held in the Proscenium Theater at Canyon Crest at 7:30 PM.  To purchase tickets, please click HERE To take a quick view of Mojalet and Rhythm Talk in action, click HERE

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9/18 Mini Cine Festival

Do you have what it takes?  Applications are due on Oct. 7


9/18 Monday Sept 29, Harvard professor Adam Tanner is going to speak in the Procenium at 5:30-8:30 discussing his book, "What Stays in Vegas, The World of Personal Data-Lifeblood of Big Business-and the End of Privacy as We Know It". He is sponsored by the Envision Conservatory for the Humanities and the San Diego World Affiars Counsil.. This event is open to the public, tickets are $10 at the door.

9/8: Do you have the Dance performances on your calendar?  Here they are!

  • L-O-V-E, an All-Envision Dance Production
    • December 11th & 12th, 2014, 4 & 7 PM
  • Body Talk, Produced by Body Aloud & Envision Dance
    • March 16th, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Led Zeppelin Tribute, an All-Envision Dance Production
    • April 30th & May 1st, 2015, 4 & 7 PM
  • Dance Senior Thesis
    • June 4th & 5th, 2015, 4 & 7 PM

8/27: Welcome Back Ravens! New year/New Look! The website is going through some changes, so bear with us, but hopefully you will find it more user friendly in the coming days!  

8/27: Have you seen our new Facebook Page?  Click “like” to get updates on all your favorite Envision disciplines!

8/27: Theatre news-Welcome back to CCA, Ms. Jeannine Marquie!

  • announcing the 2014-15 Theatre season
    • “Zombie Prom” by Dana Rowe and John Dempsey
    • “Museum” by Tina Howe
    • “Don’t Drink the Water” by Woody Allen
    • “Evita” by Andrew Lloyd Weber
    • Cabaret, Shakespeare Under the Stars and Senior Thes

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