Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics


OSSM Fine Arts Program For Students

The OSSM Fine Arts Program is a unique opportunity for students to use their creative minds.  Coordinated by Professor Kelly Chaves, and funded through generous support from private donors and the OSSM Foundation, the fine arts program is diverse in its offerings.  Students must enroll in fine arts class for one or more semesters each year, as required for graduation. 

Classes are arranged in advance and include specialized areas of art, music and dance.  Fine arts classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings each week.  At the end of every semester, students showcase their artwork, as well as give live musical performances.  


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.