For Prospective Students
The application consists of several interest inventories, written essays, parent statement, recommendations from an English teacher, mathematics teacher, science teacher, principal and/or counselor; student transcript and ACT scores.
Requesting an application
Alternatively, you may print and fill out the application by hand. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for free download) in order to view and print the online application. Students may call, write or email the school to receive an application if one cannot be downloaded.
As part of a student's acceptance to OSSM, the student and at least one parent must attend one of the two orientation meetings. Failure to attend a meeting may result in the student's forfeiture of an appointment to OSSM. Mark calendars now and keep one of these dates open.
Parents and school personnel are invited to visit OSSM during the school year.
Please call (405)521-6436 to schedule a tour. Inquiries should be made to the Director of Admissions.
- 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.