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Our Vision

Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts is a dual-mission high school dedicated to providing aspiring artists and scholars with an academically rigorous pre-college curriculum and a comprehensive, four-year pre-conservatory arts program.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an exemplary arts and academic educational experience to students who have a passion for the arts, are culturally and socioeconomically diverse and hail from across all of Los Angeles. Situated on Grand Avenue, we offer the highest caliber of arts-integrated education and the opportunity to access the rich cultural vibrancy of the Los Angeles arts community.

News & Announcements

Summer Bridge Program

Grand Arts Summer Bridge!

Join us for:
Community Building
Meet some of your GRAND ARTS Teachers
Activities and Games
Preparation for you to be GRAND ARTS Ready!
Transportation For All


Los Angeles Unified is offering transportation to all students, based on availability. If transportation can be provided, priority will be given to students who reside in areas where buses are available. Students will be picked up at a nearby corner or school site. Please view the instructional video and click the button below to go to Parent Portal to request school bus transportation.


Beyond The Bell

Time: 8 AM – 3 PM
Location: Gym and 4th Floor Dance Bldg

Beyond The Bell

Time: 8 AM – 4 PM
Location: Gym and 4th Floor Dance Bldg


Location: East Los Angeles College
Where Dreams Become Reality

We Are LA's Premier Art School

notable alumni

Notable Alumni

Presidential Scholar Winners

Presidential Scholar Winners


Grand Arts Performers

College Acceptance

  • Chapman University
  • USC University of Southern California
  • UCSB
  • The University of California
  • LB
  • NYU
  • The University of California Berkley
  • Parsons
  • Yale
  • Berklee
  • Harvard
  • UCLA

At A Glance

  • 2008 Founded
  • 9-12 Grades
  • 99% Graduation Rate
  • 1,200 Students
  • 5 Specialized Arts Academies
  • 2020 Best HS Schools
  • US News Report 2021
  • CA Dept. of ED Exemplary Arts Education Program