The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) was created through legislative action in 1983 by House Bill 1286. It was signed by Governor George Nigh on June 23 and the Secretary of State on June 30, 36 years ago today. The first class of 44 seniors from across the state graduated in 1992. Since then, OSSM has graduated more than 1700 students, with more than half of them still involved in completing their education and professional training.