Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

FACULTY

CLASS STRUCTURE

Students participate in a sports activity two days per week.  Students rotate their selection each of the six-week grading periods.  All students are given the opportunity to be a captain.  Students are encouraged to explore a variety of sports and choose activities that not only will they enjoy, but will also promote a healthy lifestyle and increase fitness awareness. 

ACTIVITIES

  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Circuit Training
  • Disc Golf
  • DDR
  • Elliptical Machine
  • Flag Football
  • Kickball
  • Pilates
  • Punching Bag
  • Quidditch
  • Rowing Machine
  • Running Club
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Speed bag
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Tai-Bo
  • Team Handball
  • Treadmill
  • Run/Walk
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga

Some students have practiced for Service Academy Fitness tests while others have participated in home high school sports programs.

PRESIDENTS COUNCIL FITNESS

During the first and second semester, students will participate in the Presidents Council Fitness program which consists of a shuttle run, crunches, pull-ups and mile run.  Many students have qualified for the National Award (scoring at or above 50 percentile on all five events).

OPEN GYM POLICY

In addition to regular class time usage, the gym is open to all students and faculty in the evening and weekends to allow additional workout opportunities.

EQUIPMENT 

The state-of-the art weight room features treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical machine, weight machines, rowing machine and several other new pieces of equipment for a challenging workout.  Most students vary their daily workouts to include all of the equipment at least once a week.  A variety of videos and DVD training programs allow students to pace themselves through modern approaches to fitness.

TEAM ACTIVITIES

Students are encouraged to participate in competitive games such as Juniors/Seniors Flag Football, Juniors/Seniors Handball, Juniors/Seniors Basketball, Students/Faculty Volleyball and Juniors/Seniors Volleyball.

COACHES

Currently, one coach supervises the gym and designs personal fitness programs for students and faculty.

Calling all parents who want to stay in shape and also help supervise students during open gym.   Coach Dan Vossen is seeking volunteer assistance Mondays through Fridays, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or any hourly increment during these time frames.   Students benefit from personalized workouts.  OSSM parents, please contact Coach Vossen at [email protected] or 405.522.0913 if willing to serve health conscious students as a physical fitness volunteer.  

News

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 an Oklahoma resident 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.  OSSM now accepts nonresident and international students for paying tuition.

What high school is the only one in Oklahoma that teaches Geoscience courses?

OSSM

How have OSSM graduates helped Oklahoma's economy?

Of the 1,400+ OSSM graduates since 1992, more than half who have completed a degree and have entered the workforce are working in Oklahoma. Ten of those have started their own businesses in our state. An independent report credits OSSM with a $40 million economic impact in Oklahoma.