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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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    Grad Photos

    Teachers are uploading videos of the drive-through grad checkouts. Check every day for more uploads:

    Grad Photos

    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

    School Closure

    School is closed as a precautionary measure for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from Monday March 16th to the end of the year. 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

    LAUSD Student and Family Wellness Hotline

    (213) 241-3840

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

    See the flyer!

    Summer Counseling Office Hours

    Date Time Counselor
    16-Jun 8-2pm Ms. Aguilar
    17-Jun 8-2pm Ms. Aguilar
    17-Jun 9-2pm Ms. Alfaro
    18-Jun 8-2pm Ms. Aguilar
    19-Jun 9-2pm Ms. Ocheita
    22-Jun 1-3:30pm Ms. Ocheita
    23-Jun 1-3:30pm Ms. Ocheita
    23-Jun 9-2pm Ms. Cartagena
    24-Jun 9-2pm Ms. Cartagena
    5-Aug 10-3pm Ms. Alfaro

    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