Cobalt Institute of Math and Science

En Español


A new school year is always an exciting time for all. It presents opportunities for various beginnings – new classes, new faces, sometimes new courses, and often new materials. The next years few are a time for growth, challenge and adventure. Your child’s time at Cobalt Institute of Math and Science (CIMS) will be exciting and filled with many new opportunities.

CIMS has a vision that states, “All Students Can Learn.” Our ultimate mission is to create a self-reliant community of learners who exceed standards through a diverse and rigorous curriculum. We will place students at the forefront of an ever changing society by interlocking systems of school, family, and community. An emphasis will be placed on academic excellence through integrated technology, quality instruction, career exploration and personal social development.

First and foremost we believe school should be a safe and orderly place. We also believe every child can learn and that every child has the right to learn. We believe children will rise to the level of expectation of their instructors and that every child will experience many opportunities and challenges. Students at CIMS will experience learning at the highest levels from a well trained, prepared and excited staff of teachers; integrating curriculum that supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses through our partnership with Cal Poly. We believe in educating the whole child in that children must develop socially and emotionally as well as academically. We also believe school should be a rewarding memorable experience and will partner with all stakeholders to support students in reaching their fullest potential.

The administration, faculty, and staff at CIMS believe this is a school where adults and students come to succeed. We foster a community based on kindness, cooperation, educational challenge, inclusion, and creativity. We strive to build a strong school, student, family, and community relationships that will allow students to become active and contributing young citizens.

Finally, on behalf of CIMS’s staff and administration we encourage all students and parents to become involved in our school. This handbook contains information that is important and useful. I urge you to read it thoroughly and thoughtfully. Please take time to review this handbook with your child(ren). Review the sections regarding attendance, code of conduct, and the uniform dress code closely. We would like parents/guardians to help us by encouraging your child to do their very best. Make sure your child is attending school daily in order to get a quality education and encourage them to turn in all homework. There are many academic opportunities available as well as extra-curricular opportunities such as band, chorus, and athletics. We also encourage all parents to become a member of our School Site Council, PTSA, and other parent committees or advisories and we welcome anyone who is willing to volunteer at CIMS in any capacity.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Melda Gaskins, Ed.D.

Latest News

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) Executive Meeting Announcement and Agenda
Destination College Parent Night
What/ Who: Destination College Parent Night

Place: Multi-Purpose Room

Time: Thursday, September 25, 5-6PM (English) and 6-7PM (spanish)

Detail/special info:

Students and Parents:

Destination College will be hosting our first parent night of the year on Thursday, September 25 at the MPR. Student and family members are invited to learn about the college application requirements and process, and about the services that Destination College provides. Two workshops will be presented, one for English speaking families at 5-6PM, and one for Spanish speaking parents at 6-7pm. Students and parents from all grades are invited and encouraged to attend this event

Please contact Ms. Jaramillo at with any questions

Thank you!


El program Destination College va a tener una noche de bienvenida para los padres en español el Jueves 25 de Septiembre a 6:00-7:00PM en el Salón Multiusos. El evento incluirá una visión general de los servicios ofrecidos por el programa, y información sobre el proceso de solicitud de la Universidad. Están invitados y animados a asistir a este evento estudiantes y los padres de todos los grados.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con Ms. Jaramillo en con cualquier pregunta

College Representatives are coming to CIMS!
What/ Who: College Representative Visit: Colorado Mesa University and University of the Pacific

Place: Multi-Purpose Room

Time: Tuesday, September 23, 2:30-3:30PM

Detail/special info:

Students and Parents:

Destination College invites you to our first college rep visit of the year! Representatives from Colorado Mesa University and University of the Pacific are coming to CIMS on Tuesday, September 23. Come learn about the admissions process of the two schools and what they have to offer! The event will be on Tuesday, September 23, 2:30-3:30PM at the MPR. Students and parents from all grades are all welcome to attend!

Please contact Ms. Jaramillo at with any questions. To learn more about the schools please visit the following websites:
Colorado Mesa University:

University of the Pacific:

Thank you!
Dance Club Practice
This is just a reminder that Dance club practices Tuesday's and Thursday's during both lunches and every Wednesday after school until 4:00 pm.
College and Career Fair!
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Upcoming Events

Dance Club Practice
Date: 9/23/2014, 11:14 AM 12:37 PM
Location: In the gym during A and B lunches
Anime Club Meeting
Date: 9/23/2014, 2:30 PM 4 PM
Location: Rm. 505
Key Club/Builder's Club meetings
Date: 9/23/2014, 2:30 PM 4 PM
Location: CIMS Rm. 205
Dance club practice
Date: 9/24/2014, 2:30 PM 4 PM
Location: After school Wednesday's until 4:00 pm in the Gym
Dance Club Practice
Date: 9/25/2014, 11:14 AM 12:37 PM
Location: In the gym during A and B lunches