WELCOME TO COBALT INSTITUTE OF MATH AND SCIENCE

Cobalt Institute of Math and Science is a grade 7-12 school of choice within the Victor Valley Union High School District, located in the High Desert region of Victorville, California. With a focus on the STEAM fields — science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics — our staff is committed to helping our students reach their career goals. In 2017, CIMS was awarded a bronze ranking for the nation's best high schools from U.S. News and World Report.

 

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AP Summer Boot Camp begins July 31
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Summer Adventure Camp for Incoming 9th Graders
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Senior Awards Night honors CIMS graduates
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CIMS Spanish students honored at 18th Annual Inland Empire Language Association Reception
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New Student Parent Information Night to be held June 1 and 2
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Finals Begin Next Week
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Restaurante Internacional opens in MPR
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CIMS Celebrates its College-Bound Seniors
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Dilley and Astorga honored at 2017 State Individual Major Awards
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CIMS students sample pizzas for new menu
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Academic Decathlon Sign Ups for Next Year
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"And Then There Were None" Chosen for Fall Play
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Mr. Patterson's Class Visits San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Spring Concert on May 11
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Decision Day takes place May 19
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CIMS Summer Math Academy
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Graduation Tickets Now on Sale
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International Club to visit Spain in 2019
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Key Club, Outdoor Club attend WE Day at Forum
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May 2017 Newsletter is Here!
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Cross Country Team Forming
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Newspaper class publishes May Cougar Chronicles
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Pentathlon Team Rakes in Awards at Spring Competition
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STEAM Night to showcase student exhibits, activities
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Students, teachers go on European field trip
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CIMS named among US News' Best High Schools
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Support Team Kayla's Fight Against Brain Cancer
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Elizabeth Torres is Cougar of the Month
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CIMS Pentathlon Team Competes at Melva Davis
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SUMMER SCHOOL 2017
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Antonia Vignocchi receives Doctorate of Education
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Prom Held at Highway 39 Events Center
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High School Voter Registration Week is April 17-28
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Schools First Offering Scholarships
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Finals and AP Testing Schedules Announced
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Robotics Camp
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Millionaire Minds Kids Scholarship
Millionaire Mind Kids Scholarship Academy Accepting Applications
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CIMS students invited to apply for Law & Justice Summer Academy
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Financial Literacy and Life Skills Summer Camp
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Aviation Career Summer Academy Accepting Applications
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2nd Annual VVUHSD Art Show this Wednesday
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Support Team Kayla at Relay for Life
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Drama Department performs 'Trial of the Wicked Witch'
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Students welcome at The Fam Spot
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AP Exam Ordering Deadline is March 9
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April 2017 Newsletter is Here!
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Auto Club Speedway hosts STEM Day 2017
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Grades App makes checking grades even easier
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Seniors invited to Black Graduate Recognition Ceremony
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Joshua Brown named Mr. Cougar
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Students explore the physics of roller coasters
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Family Liaisons Host Foster Family Luncheon
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Science in the City travels to Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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CIMS celebrates Pi Day
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Students donate over 400 cans of food for Pi Day
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CIMS takes home 8 awards at National History Day Competition
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CIMS students to compete at County History Day
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Yarn Club Donates Scarves to Homeless
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Doris Davies Scholarship offering $20,000 in college money
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Desert Valley Charitable Foundation offering Healthcare Scholarship Program
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Students are invited to participate in a "Healthy Life Choices" video contest sponsored by The San Bernardino County Medical Society.
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ARI will again award over $93,000 in cash prizes to the students with the top essay submissions.
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UCR Extension is offering a Summer Reading Skills and Speed Reading Program
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Pennies for Patients Fundraiser
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Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students
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VVUHSD offering $750 scholarships
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Chavez helps students achieve college dreams
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Environmental Club visits Bolsa Chica Wetlands
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March 2017 Parent Newsletter
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Free Foster Luncheon set  for March 15
Free Foster Luncheon set for March 15
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CIMS Cadets take home gold at Brigade Individual Major Awards
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The Cultures of Disneyland
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Prom Promises Event planned for March 4
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CIMS Cadets Promoted
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Students attend Pathways to Success Field Trip
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How Are We Doing? Fill out our Parent Survey
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Full college scholarship available
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Experimenting with Egg Osmosis
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Solving a Chinese Puzzle Box
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Financial Aid (FAFSA) Completion Night planned Feb. 21
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February CIMS Connection Newsletter
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Science and Engineering Fair planned Thursday and Friday at VVUHSD District Office
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Aeries workshop for parents
Learn how to check your student's grades at our free parent workshop
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Students attend Women in Math and Science conference at VVC
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Self, Bolanos and Medel named to School Site Council
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Academic Decathlon competes in Redlands
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Auditions for “The Trial of the Wicked Witch” will take place Feb 6, 7 and 8
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Full Tuition at VVC for Victor Elementary Grads
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CIMS Club News
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Victor Valley Chamber Foundation Offering $500 Scholarships
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Edison Awarding $40,000 College Scholarships
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Mojave EEC Offering $2,500 Science Scholarships
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Keep Informed with our Parent Communication Tools
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Students recognized at History Day Showcase
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Students Participate in Constitutional Convention
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Zumba Night Draws a Crowd
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Family Zumba Classes Start Jan. 18
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Diego LeComte Honored at MLK Celebration
Diego LeComte Honored at MLK Celebration
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Mrs. Rand's US History students visit a Speakeasy
Mrs. Rand's US History students visit 1920s Speakeasy
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January 2017 Parent Newsletter
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Coffee with the Principal planned Jan. 20
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Krispy Kreme Offering Free Donuts for "A" Grades
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New Behavior Plan Rolling out in January
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Seniors visit Reagan Presidential Library
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Nominate a CIMS Junior Athlete for All American
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Coffee with the Principal
First Coffee with the Principal Held Dec. 16
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Victorville Rotary awards grants to CIMS staffers
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This is the image for the news article titled Applications are now being accepted for 2017-2018 School Year
Applications are now being accepted for 2017-2018 School Year
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Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
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Parents Invited to Coffee with the Principal
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New Parent Newsletter
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CIMS teacher Rand earns regional award
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CIMS Participates in Victorville Christmas Parade
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CIMS Winter Concert
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Robotics expert speaks at CIMS
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Latest issue of the Cougar Newsletter
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Daniel Gervais is new CIMS Assistant Principal
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CIMS welcomes new computer media specialist
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Allen Navarro loses battle with cancer
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CIMS Online Parent Survey
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Offering Scholarships up to $5,000
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College Corner

CIMS would like to congratulate our hard-working seniors on their college acceptance letters! The Class of 2017 boasted a 100% graduation rate, with each graduate confirming plans to attend university, community college, or enlist in the military. In total, the Class of 2017 received 156 acceptances to various universities across the country. Forty of 79 students will be attending 4-year universities, and many students received multiple acceptances.  Approximately 42% of CIMS' graduates have above a 4.00 GPA.

Dr. Gaskins -Principal's Message

Gaskins

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.

Melda Gaskins, Ed.D. 
Principal

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