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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-I: Ms. Cartagena
    • ALL Music Academy students and Visual Arts students J-Q: Mr. Miranda
    • ALL Theater Academy students and Visual Arts Academy students R-Z: Ms. Ocheita

    Principal Gambero's Video Message, May 4

    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

    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


    Schoology Login link

    If your password has expired or you are new to the district, click this link to create a new password. You will need your LAUSD ID number and your PIN.

    LAUSD Password Resets

    Chromebooks and Hotspots

    If you need a computer and/or hotspot to be able to do your online learning, device distribution will be on these three dates. Please bring your LAUSD ID and a parent to sign the form for the loaned device. Please stay in your vehicle in front of the school and wear a mask. The process only takes a few minutes.

    August 12, 13, 14
    8:30-11:30 a.m.

    Orientations by Zoom Conferencing

    Topic: 9th Grade Orientation Zoom Meeting

    Time: Aug 12, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 972 0184 7335
    Passcode: 850230
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    10th & 11th Grade Orientation

    Time: August 12, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 965 4587 7818
    Passcode: 412127

    Topic: Senior Orientation Zoom Meeting

    Time: Aug 13, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 921 2726 3818
    Passcode: 860871
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    Topic: Spanish Language Parent Zoom Meeting

    Time: Aug 17, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 920 9926 3084
    Passcode: 181784
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    Welcome Back

    Welcome back students, parents and our community to our historic 2020-2021 opening of our school year with 100% distance learning. Additional information will follow in the coming weeks regarding distance learning; for now  we want to be available in person to serve you within a safe environment. Below you will find our 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!


    Diplomas and Textbook Returns

    For Seniors

    All cafeteria fines, Chromebooks, calculators, instruments, cameras, and textbooks must be cleared in order to receive your diploma.

    Grade Level Orientation

    At the end of summer break we will have grade level orientation to start the year off for our incoming ninth graders and current 9-11th graders. We will see you then!


    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!

    Art on Cloud 9

    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

    Office Hours at Grand Arts for Enrollment Processing

    We will be observing social distancing guidelines and ask that anyone visiting the main office be wearing a mask and gloves. Thank you! Office hours:
    Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    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!



    Work Permit

    If you plan to work over the summer, you must get a permit. Here it is!

    PTSA Elections for 2020-21 School Year

    See our PTSA page for details on the June 19 election.

    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.

    Application: Non-Belmont Zone of Choice Students

    We are only accepting applications for the wait lists in DANCE, MUSIC and THEATRE Academies for the 2020–21 school year.
    Please download, print, and fill out this form and get it to us by June 19, 2020:

    Non-Belmont Zone Application for 2020–21

    Enrolling in Grand Arts.
    Junior Class Fundraiser