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804, 2019

Sneak Peek 2019

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, OSSM Now|

Join us for OSSM's annual Sneak Peek Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. During the event, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the school from faculty, staff and current students. Register here.

1909, 2019

Ron Mashore Addresses Weekly Assembly

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, OSSM Now|

Ron Mashore, P.E., consulting engineer and Adjunct Professor at OSSM, spoke to students on Wednesday at the weekly assembly. An experienced electronic engineer, Mr. Mashore encouraged the audience to explore various career opportunities in engineering and described his own experiences in the field. In addition to running his own consulting business for the past 15 years, he teaches "Introduction to Engineering" at OSSM and also serves on its Board of [...]

1609, 2019

OSSM’s National Merit Semifinalists

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, OSSM Now|

Twenty-two Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2020 Competition for National Merit Scholarships. More than 16,000 semifinalists were identified by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the 65th annual program. These high school seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. More than 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high [...]

1209, 2019

Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin to Present at Quantum Experience

By |September 12th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, OSSM Now|

Save the date of April 7 for Quantum Experience. The featured speaker, Dr. Benjamin, is described as a "Mathemagician Extraordinaire," and has been featured in Princeton Review, New york Times, USA Today and People Magazine. You can also check out one of his  Ted Talks here. You won't want to miss this fun evening so mark your calendars now and watch for more information in the weeks to come.

1009, 2019

International Night

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, OSSM Now|

Save the Date of Saturday, Oct. 19, for International Night. The event, held in the Great Hall, features food, dances, music, clothes, games and languages of different cultures around the world. At OSSM, it is the largest event of the year sponsored and run by the Parents' Association.

2708, 2019

OSSM Experiences Highest Enrollment in School History

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, OSSM Now|

Demonstrating its ranking as a top public high school, OSSM experienced its highest enrollment for an incoming class for the fall of 2019. The Class of 2021 consists of 94 members, 49 female and 45 male. The students come from 24 Oklahoma counties and 32 different towns and cities. They represent 57 different high schools from throughout the state. The Class also includes eight international students from South Korea, also [...]

708, 2019

OSSM Named #1 Best Public High School in Oklahoma

By |August 7th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

OSSM was just named #1 Best Public High School in Oklahoma by Niche. With a student-teacher ratio of 6:1, OSSM offers an academically advanced curriculum in science and math to students from across the state. Congratulations to all faculty and staff who made this possible. Read more in USA Today.

208, 2019

Faculty Return to Campus

By |August 2nd, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

All OSSM faculty and staff were on campus today to welcome the start of a new academic year. Dr. Wang, president, met with faculty from the eight regional centers prior to the lunch for all faculty and staff. After his presentation, Dr. Wang personally provided $100 bills to each employee to help them celebrate. School officially starts on August 11 with the Annual Convocation Ceremony and honored guest Governor Kevin [...]

3007, 2019

Governor Stitt to Present Governor’s Scholars @ Convocation

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, Uncategorized|

Convocation is a special ceremony that officially marks the beginning of the new school year. All OSSM students participate, and each member of the senior class receives a Governor’s Scholar certificate and medallion. The purpose of the event is to celebrate and recognize each student for their academic achievements and enrollment in OSSM.  Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will be the honored guest at OSSM's annual convocation on Sunday, Aug. 11, [...]

1507, 2019

OSSM Students Earn Best Engineering Computation @ National Competition

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

Nine students of the Oklahoma School of Science and Math earned top honors in the Engineering Computation contest at the national TEAM+S competition in Washington D.C. TEAMS is an annual STEM competition that challenges students to work collaboratively and apply math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve +engineering challenges. “The TEAMS competition demonstrates to students how math and science with a focus on engineering make tangible differences [...]

3006, 2019

OSSM Celebrates 36 Years

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

On Sunday, June 30, OSSM honors the 36th anniversary of HR1286--legislation that established the academic institution. Signed by Governor George Nigh and Secretary of State Phipps, the legislation was codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1210.401 of Title 70. "A secondary school to be known as the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is hereby established to be governed by a board of trustees as created in this section." [...]

3006, 2019

30th Anniversary of Legislation

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

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 [...]

2106, 2019

OSSM Students Participate in Lab Research through IRSP

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, Uncategorized|

Mentorships are a distinguishing component of the OSSM curricula. Through the program, students work with more than 60 academic institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the Oklahoma City area, earning the opportunity to work alongside professionals in many fields including research, medicine and engineering. For the past three weeks, 20 OSSM rising seniors participated in the Investigative Research Scholars Program (IRSP), a three-week offshoot of the mentorship program [...]

2006, 2019

OSSM Embarks on Third Annual Exchange with German School

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, Uncategorized|

The student exchange between the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) and the Gymnasium Korntal-Münchingen (GKM), in Korntal-Münchingen, Germany facilitated through the German American Partnership Program (GAPP), celebrates its third year this June. From June 24 through July 10, 11 OSSM students will stay with host families while they attend school and visit Stuttgart, Frankfurt and other sites in the state of Baden-Württemberg. They will also have the opportunity to tour the Landtag (State Diet) where they can compare [...]

1806, 2019

OSSM Hosts MS Students for Math and Science Workshops

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, Uncategorized|

Nearly 60 middle school students came to the OSSM campus today to sharpen their math skills at the Summer Math One-Day Workshop. They came from schools across the metro and enjoyed a number of hands-on activities. The event is free to all participants and taught by OSSM math faculty and other uniquely qualified math teachers. Additional math workshops will be held on June 20, 25 and 27 all from 9 [...]

1006, 2019

OSSM Hosts 80 Teachers from Across Oklahoma @ Summer Institutes

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

OSSM hosted its annual state-wide institutes for Middle Division math and science teachers last week. During the five-day workshops, OSSM faculty taught new methods of teaching higher level math and science concepts to the more than 85 middle school teachers from 81 schools across Oklahoma in attendance. “Part of OSSM’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for advancing STEM education in Oklahoma through teacher training and development,” said Frank [...]

506, 2019

Dr. McCargish Named Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

Michelle McCargish, Ph.D., has been named 2019 Oklahoma National History Day Teacher of the Year, an award sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society and Sonic America’s Drive-In. The History Teacher of the Year Award is given to the teacher who best exemplifies the mission of the Oklahoma National History Day (OkNHD) by using a social studies mindset to create students who think critically. Chosen by the OkNHD team, the prize [...]

3105, 2019

It’s a Wrap. Have a great summer!

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: OSSM News, Uncategorized|

On Friday, the OSSM faculty and staff finished the year with a recap meeting. Each department presented the many student and faculty achievements of the year. If you're interested in learning more about OSSM, check out the myriad of summer events and activities on campus @ We wish everyone a safe and festive summer and look forward to seeing you in August. #ossmedu #totallyossm

2305, 2019

OSSM’s Dr. McCargish Named History Teacher of the Year

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Michelle McCargish, Ph.D., was named 2019 Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year, an award sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Dr. McCargish, who holds a Master’s in American History with an emphasis on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era from Oklahoma State University, also completed her doctorate in 19th Century American History. Before joining OSSM, Michelle taught in higher education in both face-to-face and online classrooms. At [...]

2105, 2019

OSSM’s Class of 2019

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

OSSM's 28th graduation will be Saturday, May 25, @ 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the south side of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Congratulations to our 55 graduates who will attend colleges and universities in state and across the nation and have earned more than $11 million in scholarship offerings. For complete information on the Class of 2019 Graduation click here.

1505, 2019

Graduation Activities Start Next Week

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Seniors and their families are invited to a number of events to celebrate their graduates. After graduation rehearsal, the Parent Association is sponsoring the Senior Dinner. It will be held in the Great Hall on Friday, May 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their time at OSSM. For more information on the dinner, click here. Graduation will be held at the [...]

1305, 2019

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Names Three OSSM Students as Academic All-Staters

By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence named its recipients of its prestigious 2019 Academic All-State Awards. Congratulations to Jeanette Hoang, Kevin Wiafe, and Tao Zhu. Overall, the 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 535 nominations statewide, hail from 83 schools in 75 Oklahoma school districts. The 2019 Academic All-State Class is the 33rd to be selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.  Since the award program’s inception in 1987, [...]

605, 2019

Mentorship Program Leads to Real-Life Experience

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

Seniors described their experiences at the Annual Mentorship Symposium on Saturday. Mentorships ranged from working in the State Capitol to investment and architectural firms in the OKC metro, and each of the 18 students prepared a 15-minute presentation and took questions from the audience. Special thanks to Dr. Brent Richards, director of OSSM's mentorship program. OSSM’s mentorship program gives students opportunities to work on research projects with professional scientists and [...]

2904, 2019

Students Head to D.C. for National Competition

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

Four OSSM students and their coach traveled to Washington DC on Thursday to participate in the National Science Bowl Competition from April 25 through 29. Led by Dr. Rahman, Peter Ha, Brad Luo, Howard Zhong and William Wang qualified by winning the state championship in January. The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors the trip. The National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of [...]

2404, 2019

OSSM Partners with Boeing to Enhance STEM Curriculum at Altus High School

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) announced today its partnership with Boeing to offer advanced science and math classes to Altus High School students as well as students in the Altus area. OSSM will use the grant from Boeing to extend Altus High School’s STEM curriculum to include Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC, Multivariate Calculus, Calculus-Based Physics, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Statistics, and AP Computer Science. [...]

1504, 2019

OSSM Shines in State HOSA Competition

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

OSSM students earned several awards at the statewide HOSA competition. An international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE, HOSA promotes career opportunities in the health care industry and seeks to enhance delivery of quality health care. During the three-day event held in Norman, Okla., Pooja V. won fourth place in Epidemiology; Jeanette H. earned second place in Medical Law [...]

1104, 2019

Quantum Experience Raises Funds for OSSM

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: OSSM News|

Tuesday, March 26, was the night of the annual Quantum Experience  hosted on campus by the OSSM Foundation. The evening started with a reception in the OSSM Senator Bernice Shedrick library and continued with dinner and a program in the Great Hall. Shelly M. Finley '93 presented her experiences working with the University of Oklahoma's Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory and also described her time working with the Amundsen-Scott South Pole [...]

1212, 2018

Congratulations Questbridge Recipients

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: OSSM News|

Questbridge Recipients for 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Four OSSM Students Announced as Questbridge Recipients Oklahoma City, OK. (December 12, 2018) – The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) announced today that four of its students are Questbridge National College Match Scholarship Recipients. The four OSSM recipients were: Attaira Prince, Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) of Oklahoma City; Peter Ha, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) of Muskogee; Jacquelyn Tafoya, Oberlin [...]

1211, 2018


By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: OSSM News|

2019 OSSM Middle School Math Contest - An "Awesome" Contest March 30, 2019 This mathematics competition is for all of Oklahoma’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students Practice tests are now available at

1409, 2018

Congrats to 17 National Merit Semifinalists!

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: OSSM News|Tags: |

Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition Oklahoma City, OK. (September 12, 2018) –Seventeen juniors from Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) have been named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.  These academically talented high school students have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. The seventeen Semifinalists from OSSM include Albany Blackburn (Deer [...]

1605, 2018

Extended Weekend Dates at a Glance

By |May 16th, 2018|Categories: OSSM News, OSSM Now|

Extended Weekends, Breaks, Finals and End of School Dates September 1-3  Extended Weekend October 20-22 Extended Weekend Nov. 17-25 Fall Break Dec. 10-14 Finals Dec. 15- Jan. 6 Winter Break Jan. 19-21 Extended Weekend Feb. 16-18  Extended Weekend Mar. 16-24. Spring Break April 20-23 Extended Weekend May 11-13 Extended Weekend May 20-24 Finals May 25 Commencement

2501, 2018

Governor’s Scholarship Award Program

By |January 25th, 2018|Categories: OSSM News|Tags: , , , , , |

Governor's Scholarship Award Program Background Students selected to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Math (OSSM) based upon their high academic potential and achievement receive a two year immersive and highly challenging high school academic experience that is second to none, public or private, in the United States. With tuition, room and board paid by the State of Oklahoma or through private philanthropy, a student's selection to OSSM is, in fact, [...]




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