While in residence at OSSM all students must successfully complete a minimum of 16 units:
- one unit of biology
- one unit of chemistry
- one and one half units of physics
- one unit of science electives
- two units of mathematics (inclusive of calculus)
- two units of English
- two units of social science
- two units of the same foreign language
- one-half unit of computer science
- one unit of fine arts
- two units of physical education
In addition, a student must participate in community and campus service with satisfactory reports in both areas.
- Is OSSM a private school?
No, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is a two-year public residential high school created and funded by the Oklahoma legislature. The school is open to all students across the state who wish to apply during their sophomore year. OSSM is categorized as a state agency. See the Admissions webpage for details and application deadlines.
- What is the tuition to attend OSSM?
There is no tuition for a student to attend the school. Room and board are provided by the state. Students may wish to have "pocket money" available for incidentals like school supplies, snack bar items or a weekend trip to a local restaurant, movie theatre, bookstore or mall.
- Who can attend OSSM?
OSSM is open to all Oklahoma students who are entering their junior year of high school. Applications are due in March of the sophomore year.