1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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Ramon C. Cortines High School of Visual and Performing Arts, located in downtown Los Angeles, is an open-enrollment Belmont Zone of Choice High School. Open permits are extended to students outside of the Belmont Zone Area. The school currently serves 1,172 students in grades 9–12 and offers a dual mission college preparatory curriculum in both academics and the arts. Our four arts academies consist of dance, music (both choir and instrumental), theatre, and visual. We are an award-winning arts school in each of the four arts academies with our students entering various competitions throughout the year as well as several performances in and out of school. Our academic classes provide arts-integrated instruction to connect the various art forms to academics. We are on an eight-period schedule with all eight classes on Monday and four classes each Tuesday through Friday. In addition, we have four different CTE pathways in visual and theatre arts. Also, we have nine Advanced Placement classes and honors classes offered in each academic area. Last year in 2019, we had a 99 percent graduation rate!Cortines is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary as the premier arts school within LAUSD, which serves students within LAUSD and outside of LAUSD. To celebrate, we are hosting the global TEDxGrandPark talks in December 2019 , which will feature TEDx presenters from across the globe and our students showcasing their dance, music, theatre, and visual arts talents on the TEDx stage. We are proud of our graduates who have gone on to work in the industry, as well as attending some of the top universities in the country: Harvard, Yale, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, Fordham, Georgetown, Spelman, Tufts, Stanford, USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and various state universities, to name a few.