Sal Vidon Not part of Riordanverse

The following article/section is from the Sal & Gabi continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

Artifex Foetoris

–The school's motto, Latin for Make a Stink.

Culeco Academy of the Arts is a performing arts school in Miami, Florida. Carlos Hernandez describes it as a magnet school for middle schoolers interested in performance. The students include actors, musicians and magicians.[1]


Seven years before Sal attended, the school was a closed down chicken processing plant. The city decided to turn it into a magnet school for young artists. The school had the public chose the name and they chose Culeco.

Sal & Gabi series

School Paper

The Rotten Egg, the school newspaper.

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe

During Sal Vidon’s first week at the school, he is sent to the office for supposedly putting, in reality summoning, a raw chicken in Yasmany Robles’ locker.


Known Students


  • According to Sal, to get into the school a potential student must have good grades and must either submit a portfolio (for painting and writing) or go through an audition (for theater or music).
  • Rick Riordan called this school the coolest school since Hogwarts.[2]
  • According to Principal Torres, the school opened five years before Sal started to attend.
  • The school mascot is a superhero egg, a 20-foot statue of it is on the roof holding the school flag.
  • Students often cosplay at the school, it's the only school that can lay claim to educating alien warriors, video game heroes, and kids in advanced mech suits all under the same roof.[3]
  • Culeco is a word with many different meanings, however they all somewhat mean “strange.”


Locations (RRP)
Cities and Towns: Albuquerque | Atlanta | Beverly Hills | Cabo San Lucas | Chicago | Los Angeles | Loves Park | Miami | New York City | San Diego | San Miguel de Allende | Silver Springs | Yuma
Administrative Divisions: Alabama | Arizona | Baja California Sur | California | Chiapas | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Guanajuato | Illinois | Kentucky | Maryland | Mississippi | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | Quintana Roo
Landmarks and other Buildings: Alvarado Transportation Center | Beverly Hills Hotel | Georgia Aquarium | Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture
Countries: Mexico | United States of America
Continents: North America
Pandava Quintet: Amaravati | Court of the Sky | Department of Many Voices | Kingdom of Death | Little India | Naga Realm | Night Bazaar | Ocean of Milk | Otherworld
Storm Runner Trilogy/Throne of Sand Duology: Aztlán | Baja California Peninsula | The Beast | Caribbean Sea | The Empty | Holy Ghost | Isla Holbox | Jazz’s Surf Shop | Mexica Empire | Old World | Pacific Ocean | Palenque National Park | Sea of Cortez | Tomb of the Red Queen | Venice Beach | Xib’alb’a
Dragon Pearl: Black Locust Station | Fourth Colony | Ghost Sector | Hongok | Hongok Spaceport | Jinju | Kim Dome | Outer Rim | Pale Lightning | Red Azalea | Thousand Worlds
Sal & Gabi series: Coral Castle | Culeco Academy of the Arts | Hospital | Little Havana | Multiverse
Tristain Strong series: Alke | Anansi’s Palace | Burning Sea | The Drowned Forest | Golden Cresent | Isihlangu | MidPass | Ridge | Strong Apartment | Strong family farm | Thicket
Race to the Sun: Begay House | Chuska Mountains | Canyon de Chelly | Dibé Nitsaa | Glittering World | House of the Sun | Intertribal Community Charter School | Navajo Nation | Sisnaajiní | Shiprock | Spider Rock
Paola Santiago series: Gila River | Riverside Palace Apartments
City of the Plague God: Manhattan
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