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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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    CA Exemplary Arts Seal.


    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


    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

    Graduation: June 10, 6 p.m.

    Graduation Program (online)

    Senior Awards Video

    Virtual Senior Awards Night - June 3, 2021

    Returning to School Site

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

    COVID-19 Student Vaccinations and Testing

    Vaccination Schedule [.pdf]

    Testing Schedule [.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] . . .

    Arts Events

    Grand Arts Film Fest

    Please join us for this year's Grand Arts Film Fest, livestreaming at 5pm Friday, June 5, with filmmakers' Q & A to follow. Link to live stream.

    Spring Dance

    Spring Dance 2021

    Art on Cloud 9

    Spring Virtual Music Concert


    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

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

    English [.pdf]

    Español [.pdf]

    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!

    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