450 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 217-8600
Ken Martinez, Principal
Kim M. Bruno,
Executive Artistic Director
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Alfaro, Christine
Counselor, Visual Arts Academy
Cartagena, Sue
Counselor, Dance Academy
Marquez, Karla
College Counselor
Miranda, Salvador
Counselor, Music Academy
Ocheita, Carmen
Counselor, Theater Academy
Reese, Karissa
School Psychologist
Travnitz, Laura
Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW)


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Welcome to the Counseling Department

Ramon C. Cortines School Code (CEEB/ACT): 054376

Use this code as needed on SAT, ACT, and college application paperwork.

Grade 9 Counselors

Academy Last Name Counselor Location
Dance A-Z Ms. Cartagena Dance Office
Music A-Z Mr. Miranda Music Office
Theatre A-Z Ms. Ocheita Theatre Office

A-M (9th Grade)
N-Z (9th Grade)
A-Z (10-12th Grades)

Ms. Cartagena
Ms. Ocheita
Ms. Alfaro

Dance Office
Theatre Office
Visual Office


Grades 10-12 Counselors

Academy Counselor Location
Dance Ms. Cartagena Dance Office
Music Mr. Miranda Music Office
Theatre Ms. Ocheita Theatre Office
Visual Ms. Alfaro Visual Office


  • Academic
  • Personal
  • Social
  • College and Career
  • PSA
  • PSW
  • COST
  • SST
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Need a letter of recommendation?

We require students to fill out a brag sheet before asking for a letter of recommendation.  BRAG SHEET [PDF]