Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

"Awesome" Alumni Highlights

Highlights of just a few of the many outstanding OSSM alumni/alumnae who are making a difference . . .


Mar 2016 - Congratulations to Casey Cai (Tulsa, OSSM Class of 2014) on being selected as a 2016 Goldwater Scholar!

Sep 2015 - Society of Physics Students added Shelly Finley's (Dover, OSSM Class of 1993) profile on their website!

Jul 2015 - Sooraj Boominathan (Edmond, OSSM Class of 2015) takes SILVER at 2015 International Chemistry Olympiad!

Jul 2015 - Sandra Fernandez (Tulsa, OSSM Class of 2011) offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Spain in Biology

Jun 2015 - Zach Donnell (Miami, OSSM Class of 2004) receives Ph.D. from Princeton

Jun 2015 - Sooraj Boominathan (Edmond, OSSM Class of 2015) earns spot on 4-person U.S. traveling team competing in 2015 Chemistry Olympiad--Going for Gold!

May 2015 - See Alice Pinney’s blog (Jenks, OSSM Class of 2015) about her senior mentorship experience with GE Global Research helping explore new ways to frack!

Mar 2015 - John Aubrey Ice, M.D. (Moore, OSSM Class of 2000) at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Dec 2014 - Sebastian Gould (Kingston, OSSM Class of 2007) talks about "Coming from Hunger" (Stanford University)

Nov 2014 - Jonathan Overton (Yukon, OSSM Class of 2011) named OSU "Senior of Significance" (Yukon Review)

Nov 2014 - Sooraj Boominathan (Edmond, OSSM Class of 2015) selected for U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team

Sep 2014 - Rahul Rajala (Edmond, OSSM Class of 2014) interns with leading biochemist Dr. Gregory Petsko (Edmond Sun)

Sep 2014 - Shelly Finley (Dover, OSSM Class of 1993)

Aug 2014 - Daniel Grimmer (Owasso, OSSM Class of 2011) wins $10K scholarship for fascinating physics work (Norman Transcript)

Mar 2014 - Lara (Whittington) Mashek, M.D. (Dale, OSSM Class of 1995)

Nov 2012 - Mubeen Shakir (Oklahoma City, OSSM Class of 2010) named 2013 Rhodes Scholar

Mar 2012 - LCDR Mica "Taz" Foster (Clinton, OSSM Class of 1997)

Feb 2012 - Brenton Phillips (Mustang, OSSM Class of 1994)

Feb 2012 - Daniel Bohl, M.D. & Susan (Dusenbery) Bohl, M.D. (Guymon, Choctaw, both OSSM Class of 1992)

May 2005 - Sara (Dillard) Bodenstein (Weatherford, OSSM Class of 1994)



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.