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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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    Here's how to contact your counselor:

    • ALL Dance Academy students and Visual Arts Academy students A-H: Ms. Cartagena
    • ALL Music Academy students and Visual Arts students I-Moral: Mr. Miranda
    • ALL Theater Academy students and Visual Arts Academy students Moran-Z: Ms. Ocheita
    • College Counselor (all students): Ms. Alfaro


    Weekly Bulletin

    Stand out at Grand Arts

    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

    Coronavirus Web-Based Resources for LAUSD Students and Parents:

    LAUSD Hotlines:

    For families:
    For school leaders:
    For employees:

    Student Preparedness

    Parent Preparedness

    Return to School FAQ from LAUSD

    Many of your questions are answered at this link:
    LAUSD Safe Return to Campus

    Returning to School Site

    Take Safe Steps to Safe Schools by getting your FREE COVID-19 Test and using the Daily Pass!

    Create a Daily Pass Shortcut

    So easy! Here are directions for iPad, iPhone, and Android [.pdf]

    COVID-19 Student Testing

    Free testing at many schools in every district. More info . . . [.pdf]

    New Schedule and Grand Arts Info!

    Here's the Spring 2021 Hybrid and Online Schedule, revised April 24 [.pdf]

    Period-by-period schedule for April 26 through May 21 [.pdf]

    April 20 Town Hall Slides on Hybrid Re-entry [.pdf]

    Come to Our School!

    Visit our new recruitment web site!

    Class of 2021 Activities

    New page with info on senior portraits, prom, graduation, and more--updated weekly!

    Free Vision and Dental Treatments

    More info [.pdf] . . .

    New Free Driver Education Program

    For ages 15 1/2 and up! Starting March 2. Thirty-hour program, completed no later than June 8.

    More info . . .

    Chromebook Problems

    An update that was sent out to the LAUSD Chromebooks caused some problems--if you are having new problems with your LAUSD-issued Chromebook, then log out (if you are logged in), and instead of logging in, click the drop-down arrow next to your login and choose to "Forget" that user. Then log in as a new user.

    Free COVID-19 Testing for Students

    Please schedule a COVID-19 Test for your student  today! COVID-19 testing for all students is necessary and important as we plan a hybrid return to school in the safest possible manner. We must do all we can to protect the health and safety of all of us within the school community.  We appreciate your support in scheduling an appointment today for your student to get tested for COVID-19! More information (Eng. & Es.) . . .

    Yearbook Pre-sale!

    Here's the flyer with all the info!

    The Hope Project

    Full Video Now Streaming

    Arts Events



    Schoology Login link

    If your password has expired or you are new to the district, click this next link to create a new password. You will need your LAUSD ID number and your PIN. If you need your PIN, call the school or contact your counselor. You will need your PIN every six months to reset your password, so please save it in a secure location.

    LAUSD Password Resets

    Technology Problems

    Fixing Zoom Login Issues

    Fixing iPad Issues and Teacher Setup Changes

    Let's Lunch Program

    Fridays, 11:25-11:55! More info. . .


    Orientation slides [.pdf]


    Online Distance Learning Schedule Spring 2021

    LAUSD Family-Student Handbook/
    Manual para las familias y los estudiantes

    English [.pdf]

    Español [.pdf]

    Chromebooks and Hotspots

    To borrow a Chromebook and/or hotspot for use in remote learning, parent and student need to come to campus and go to the lobby at the main entrance. After parent fills out the form, a Chromebook will be issued, to be returned at the end of the year.

    Chromebook Login

    To use an LAUSD Chromebook, you log in with your LAUSD email and password, just as you do for Schoology and other district sites.

    Office Hours

    School Office Hours with Enrollments:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

    NOTE: A mask is required upon entrance to our school and the mask is to be worn during your entire visit. In addition, social distancing will be practiced.

    --Ms. Gambero, Principal

    LAUSD Student and Family Wellness Hotline

    (213) 241-3840

    Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    See the flyer!

    2020 Graduation

    2020 Graduation Video available now on YouTube!

    LAUSD Celebrates the Class of 2020

    Letter from Principal Gambero [.pdf]

    Exchange Student Hosting

    Here's the ASSE info on hosting an exchange student for the upcoming year!

    Programs and People                                                           








    Student Activities



    Grand Arts Film Festival 2020

    Here's the link to the festival!

    Mindfulness Fair

    Link to the fair!

    Continuity of Learning


    Current @Home Continuity of Learning Schedule

    Ms. Mui's Graphic Organizer/Planner: PDF or Modify in Word

    Grand Arts Online Grading Policy Letter

    Grand Arts Online Learning Platforms by Department and Academy

    Free Internet from AT&T Access, Comcast, Charter Spectrum

    See this document (English) (Español) for details!

    ATTENTION: Be sure to tell the person who assists you AT THE BEGINNING of your call that you would like the free offer.

    AT&T Access

    1-855-220-5211. Two months of free access for a limited time; $10/month after that.


    1-844-488-8395 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. 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.


    1-855-846-8376 (English). 1-855-765-6995 (Español). To sign up, applicants can also  visit The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language.

    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!



    Students Honored for Video

    The film “Not the Solution,” submitted by Olivia Fedida, Sofi Levy, Laurens Chao and Zooey Le-Baker has been selected as Honorable Mention in the Suicide Prevention category for our region by the Directing Change organization! Congratulations to the students and to their project advisor, Mr. Caridad. Here's the video: Not the Solution.

    Enrolling in Grand Arts.
    Junior Class Fundraiser