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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 Duology

The Rotten Egg, the school newspaper.

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe

During Sal Vidón'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.

Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe

The school is getting ready for parent-teacher night where the students put on a play.


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 | Merdel | Miami | New Orleans | New York City | Rock Creek | Raisin Valley | San Diego | San Miguel de Allende | Santa Monica | Silver Springs | Yuma
Administrative Divisions: Alabama | Arizona | Baja California Sur | California | Chiapas | Chihuahua | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Guanajuato | Illinois | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Mississippi | Montana | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | Oregon | Quintana Roo | Wisconsin
Landmarks and other Buildings: Alvarado Transportation Center | Beverly Hills Hotel | Georgia Aquarium | Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture
Countries: France | Mexico | United States of America
Continents: Europe | North America
Pandava Quintet: Amaravati | Court of the Sky | Department of Many Voices | Kingdom of Death | Lanka | 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 | Cave of the Crystals | Ceiba World Tree | The Empty | Hell's Kitchen | Holy Ghost | Isla Holbox | Jazz's Surf Shop | Mexica Empire | Old World | Pacific Ocean | Palenque National Park | Sea of Cortez | Shaman Institute of Higher-Order Magic | 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 Duology: Calamity Island | Coral Castle | Culeco Academy of the Arts | Little Havana | Multiverse | Reál House | Unnamed Miami Hospital | Vidón University
Tristan Strong Trilogy: Alke | Anansi's Palace | Burning Sea | Drowned Forest | Golden Crescent | Grasslands | Isihlangu | Lady Night's Juke Joint | New Orleans Pharmacy Museum | MidPass | Mississippi River | Nyame's Palace | 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: Camp of the Niños de la Luz | Gila River | Juan & Sons Auto Repair | Pizza Pete's | The Rift | Riverside Palace Apartments | Silver Springs Hospital | Silver Springs Police Department
City of the Plague God: Brooklyn | Central Park | Georiou's | Gilgamesh's Glass Ziggurat | Hudson Square | Kurnugi | Manhattan | Manhattan General Hospital | Mo's | Nineveh | Rock of Nisir | Queens | Sea of Tiamat | Washington Square Park
The Gifted Clans series: Byun Mansion | The Campus | Griffin Observatory | Noh Dojang | Oh House | Pacific Ocean Seoulful Tacos | Temple of the Gifted Community Los Angeles | Traditional Korean Medicine Clinic
Pahua and the Soul Stealer: Merdel Elementary | Moua Apartment