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Day Classes

Humanities Day Class electives include Pop Culture, Film/Society, Sociology, Social Justice, Psychology, AP Psychology, Non-Western History, AP European History, Journalism, Adv. Journalism, Speech and Debate, AP Art History, Creative Writing. Please visit the counseling website to see the full descriptions of these courses.


  • March 29 Info Meeting in C-105 at lunch
  • May 3 Conservatory-Wide Application Due AND Research Query Due. Prompt Available from coordinators in-person only

Contact Mr. or Mr. Stiven for more info

The purpose of Humanities Conservatory is to develop foundational skills for advanced scholarship in the humanities. Focus will be on mastery of research methodology and introductory consideration of the four core humanities disciplines: philosophy, theology, civics, and ethics. Students are expected to master research techniques and modalities and demonstrate learning through one thematic project for each discipline. Level I Humanities builds a preparatory intellectual framework for interdisciplinary collaboration with the envision arts conservatories during Humanities Conservatory Level II and Level III. Level II students will begin to integrate their research with fellow Conservatory students in the Envision Program here at Canyon Crest Academy. Level III students will continue their collaboration and prepare their findings for publication or performance. Through this interdisciplinary, collaborative process, the culminating purpose of the Conservatory will be to produce students with the skills necessary for a 21st century world citizen. Students preparing for careers in research, writing, the arts, education, business, law and government will best prepared through participation in this Conservatory.



Timothy Stiven, Humanities Conservatory Coordinator

Zac Brown, Humanities Conservatory Coordinator

Amanda Melkonian, Guest Scholar

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