Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Class of 2014 Profile 

  • An Increase in ACT Composite Scores from 28.8 to 32.7
  • One Student with a Perfect ACT Composite
  • Four Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic All-State Scholars
  • Four National Merit Scholars and 17 National Merit Scholar Finalists
  • Five National Merit Commended Scholars
  • One National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar
  • Six United States Presidential Scholars Program Candidates
  • First Place Team in the Oklahoma Mathematics League, One 1st and One 3rd Place State Winners
  • Two Students Qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Test
  • One Semifinalist for the U.S. Physics Olympiad Team
  • One Semifinalist for the U.S. Biology Olympiad Team
  • Twenty-five College Board Advanced Placement Scholars
  • Five College Board Advanced Placement National Scholars
  • American Computer Science League Senior Team Qualified for the International ACSL Competition
  • National Champion, Division 2, and Best in State – TEAM+S Engineering Competition
  • Eighteen Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Scholarship Recipients
  • Two Student Awards, High School Division, University of Oklahoma Graduate Research Symposium
  • Three Presidential Service Award Winners
  • Third in Physics Bowl, 2nd Year Physics Division of Specialty Math and Science Schools

Scholarships Received and Pending
American Physical Society, AMVETS National Scholarship Program, Burger King Scholars, Carl & Margaret Karcher Founders Scholarship, Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma, Inc., Cherokee National Foundation, Civil Air Patrol Academic Scholarship, Daily Oklahoman and Jim Thorpe Association Scholar Athlete, “Doc” Paul Keesee Memorial Scholarship, Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student, FEEA Scholarship (Federal Employee Education Assistance Scholarship Program), Forest Lynn Smith Scholarship, Frank Russell Scholarship, Garvin County Home and Community Educational Scholarship, Google Generations Scholarship, Great Plains Association of College Admissions Counselors, Hazel O. King Scholarship, Holly Frontier Scholarship, James J. Kerrigan Memorial Scholarship Program, Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation, MasterCard Scholarship (MasterCard Scholarship Program for Dependents of Employees), The Mahogany Branches, Inc., Navy ROTC, Oklahoma Community Foundation Scholars, Richardson Scholarship Fund, Shell Scholarship Programs for High School Seniors, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Professional Engineers, Tabernacle Baptist Church Centennial Scholarship, Tinker Officer’s Spouses’ Club, Tulsa State Fair Scholarship, Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

College and University Acceptances
Auburn University, Barnard College, Baylor University, Brandeis University, California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, College of the Atlantic, College of Charleston, Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, DePaul University, Drury University, Duke University, Florida Institute of Technology, Fordham University, Fort Lewis College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southern University, Harvard University, Hendrix College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, Johns Hopkins University, Knox College, Lewis & Clark University, Macalester College, Michigan State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Missouri University of Science & Technology, New York University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University, Ohio State University, Oregon State University, Penn State University, Princeton University, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University–Galveston, Texas Christian University, Trinity University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Denver, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Mississippi, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, University of Tulsa, University of Washington, United States Military Academy at West Point, Vassar College and Washington University Saint Louis

(Bold indicates final college choice)

The OSSM Class of 2014 Earned Scholarships in Excess of $6.9 million


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.

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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.