International Olympiad for Informatics (Computer Science Olympiad)
Keldon Jones (Weatherford, OK - Class of 1996) was one of four members of the United States delegation to participate in the 1996 International Olympiad in Informatics in Hungary. Keldon returned in July with a bronze medal!
Hal Burch (Ponca City, OK - Class of 1993) earned a silver medal in the 1993 International Olympiad for Informatics in Argentina. Hal also was a member of the 1993 Physics Olympiad delegation and currently serves as a coach for the US IOI teams.
In 1994, an OSSM team of four students was one of eight national winners for their supercomputer research of viscous fingering. For their efforts, OSSM was awarded a digital workstation, unlimited supercomputer access and free Internet access for one year.
American Computer Science League
OSSM has twice finished in the top 10 nationally in the general competition, as well as finished 5th in the 1995 All-Star Contest in Houston.
- 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?
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.