OSSM operates a state-of-the-art computer network connecting all of the campus buildings to one another and the Internet. The school is also connected to Oklahoma's ONENET network via services provided by the Office of State Finance.
OSSM was one of the first high schools in the nation to be registered on the Internet in 1992, with the installation of a fiber optic connection from our main academic building to the ONENET main router in Oklahoma City. Students access the campus network and the Internet from more than 100 computers located in every building on campus. The network is composed of CISCO routers and switches, Juniper security appliances and Microsoft file servers.
Data Rates - All computers have a Gigabit-Ethernet (1Gb/s) connection to the local network backbone. Our physical proximity to Oklahoma’s state offices permits the campus to access the Internet using a dedicated 100Mb/s fiber connection.
Dormitory Access - All network access, including the Internet, is available in the dormitory via small PC labs on each of the six residential floors. Students who elect to bring a PC or laptop to OSSM are provided with a 1 Gbps connection in their dorm rooms.
- 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.