Shadow a Current Student and Learn Firsthand What OSSM is Like
Sophomore students are encouraged to "shadow" an OSSM student prior to making application. Prospective students will spend one entire school day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in class at the school. In addition to attending class, students will eat lunch with their student shadow and tour the dormitory. When inquiring about shadowing, please have two specific dates in mind to expedite the process.
To schedule a shadow, send an email to the Admissions office at email@example.com. or call 405.521.6436. Shadows can be arranged with a few days notice and are scheduled September through March 15.
- 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.