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Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

Los Angeles Unified School District

  • 450 N. Grand Avenue

    Los Angeles, California 90012

    Ph: (213) 217-8600

    Fax: (213) 928-0933

    Lori Gambero, Principal  

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    Fall Enrollment

    Please go to our Admissions section.

    Wellbeing Center

    Our current Wellbeing Center services are described in this document:

    Note to Students from WBC

    Wellness Team

    Here's a Google Classroom by our mental health team:

    Wellness Classroom
    Use your LAUSD sign-on
    Click the + icon located on the top right of your screen (create or join)
    To join the classroom, select Join Classroom and use this code: 67rz3cq

    Community Centers Are Now Grab and Go Food Distribution Centers

    LAUSD will not be able to open the planned community centers, but there are 60 Grab-and-Go Food Centers open now:

    LAUSD Resources

    10-Week Grades

    Ten-week grades have been extended until April 1.

    School Closure

    School is closed as a precautionary measure for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from Monday March 16th to May 1 or until further notice. Students will continue distance learning--please go to your Schoology account and/or email your teachers. Teachers, counselors, admin are all working remotely to support your continuity of learning during school closure. Please stay safe and healthy.

    Coronavirus Web-Based Resources for LAUSD Students and Parents:

    LAUSD Hotlines:

    For families:
    For school leaders:
    For employees:

    Student Preparedness

    Parent Preparedness

    Edgenuity will be in session during the school closure. Please continue to work on your Edgenuity classes. Email Ms. Alfaro if you have any questions.

    Stand out at Grand Arts

    Chromebooks Available

    If you are a Grand Arts student and need a Chromebook to do your online school work, come with your parent to the school Tuesday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. An agreement will be signed by the parent. Social distancing guidelines will be observed.

    Free Internet from Comcast and Charter Spectrum, Discount from Verizon

    Details on the Verizon offer will be posted when available.


    Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps. Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use. Note that Charter Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.


    Comcast: To sign up, applicants can simply visit The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 (English); 1-855-765-6995 (Spanish).

    Contact Teachers

    The best way to contact teachers is through Schoology or the Parent Portal. For assistance with Parent Portal issues, call the district at (213) 241-1931.

    Zoom Classes for Parents!



    Cortines VAPA 10-Year Anniversary

    Programs and People                                                           








    Student Activities



    Enrolling for 2020-2021

    We are still enrolling for the 2020-21 school year! Here's a link to the non-Belmont Zone application. Deadline is March 31, 2020.

    Enrolling in Grand Arts.
    Junior Class Fundraiser

    Grand Arts Film Festival 2019