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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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    Principal Gambero's Video Message, May 4

    Senior Commitment Video!

    Be sure to click the full screen arrows!

    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


    EVERY SENIOR's parent must sign this waiver so that the student can appear in the virtual graduation ceremony. If we do not receive this waiver, the student cannot be presented in the graduation. If you are 18, you may fill out and sign the waiver yourself. Please download, fill it out, print, sign and get it to Grand Arts as soon as possible. Instead of printing, you may also save it, sign electronically and upload the signed PDF.



    Mindfulness Fair Friday, May 29

    Here's the schedule! [.pdf]

    Link to the fair!

    LAUSD Virtual Prom Saturday, May 30

    Here's the full set of details: LAUSD Virtual Prom Flyer

    Grand Arts Senior Awards Thursday, June 4

    Join us at 5 p.m. at this Microsoft Teams Event!

    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.

    Important Dates and Times


    May 30: LAUSD Virtual Prom with DJ Mustard and Travis Scott. Info Flyer

    Senior Awards

    June 4, 5 p.m.: Virtual Senior Awards

    Senior Check-Ins

    • Return your textbooks, library books, Chromebooks, hotspots
    • Pick up your yearbook, t-shirt, cap and gown, reimbursements

    June 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Music and Theatre Academy Students
    June 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Dance and Visual Academy Students


    June 11, 5 p.m.: Virtual Graduation

    Diploma Distribution

    June 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Music and Theatre Academy Students
    June 18, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Dance and Visual Academy Students

    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.

    Cortines VAPA 10-Year Anniversary

    Programs and People                                                           








    Student Activities



    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:

    Non-Belmont Zone Application for 2020–21

    Enrolling in Grand Arts.
    Junior Class Fundraiser