Welcome to the Parent Resources Page. Here you will find many useful tools to help you and your student have a successful academic year.

Please don’t hesitate to contact OSSM with any questions. Emails are firstname.lastname@ossm.edu.

Tony Cornforth, president …405.522.7800
Talita DeNegri, executive assistant to the president…405-521-6439
A. Brent Richards, vice president for academics…405.522.7820
Elizabeth Jacoby, administrative assistant…405.522.7803
Jamie Bond, admissions dean and registrar…405.522.7802
Tanner Feil, residence hall supervisor…405.922-1909
Shannon Gorbet, chief financial officer…405.522.7845
Cynthia Parish, college counselor…405.522.7830
Linda Waters, director of public information…405.522.7806

 Calendar for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Calendar

Online Portals

Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)

Student Portal (Infinite Campus)

2023-24 Awards Ceremony

The Annual Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 15, in the MAC auditorium. 

Here is the program from that event.

2024-25 Important Dates:

(All events are on campus unless otherwise noted)

August 12–First Day of Classes
August 17–Literature Exams
September 2–No Classes
September 7–Math Exams
September 21-23–Extended Weekend
September 28–History Exams
October 12–PSAT (required for all juniors)
October 19-21–Extended Weekend
November 9–General Physics Exams
November 23-December 1–Fall Break
December 11-17–Finals Week
December 18-January 7–Winter Break
January 8–Spring Classes Resume
January 18-20–Extended Weekend: No Classes on Monday Jan. 20
February 1–Math Exams
February 15-18–Extended Weekend: No Classes on Monday or Tuesday
March 8–History Exams
March 15-23-Spring Break
April 5–ACT (required for all juniors)
April 19-21–Extended Weekend: No Classes Monday, April 21
April 26–Literature Exams
May 5-16–AP Exams
May 10-12–Extended Weekend: No Classes Monday, May 12
May 19-23–Finals Week
May 13
–No Classes
May 24–Class of 2025 Commencement (State Capitol)

2024 Graduation

OSSM will host its annual commencement on Saturday, May 25 @ 10 a.m. As is OSSM tradition, it will be held on the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol, a majestic setting.

Seating is free and on a first-come, first-served basis, and tickets are not required. There is no limit to the number of guests, but please be considerate of those who may need special arrangements.

2024 Commencement 
Saturday, May 25 @ 10 a.m. 
Oklahoma State Capitol 
Oklahoma City, OK 

Congratulations to the 33rd graduating class of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. Commencement is an important tradition to the life of OSSM, and this document provides you with information you will need to make this a meaningful ceremony. 

The following information details requirements/activities for each of the events up to and including the graduation ceremony. 

Commencement ceremonies will be held on the south plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol at 10 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in an alternative location.

Friday, May 24 

  • Rehearsal begins in the auditorium at 2 p.m. It will conclude at 4 p.m. and include a walk to the state capitol. Seniors will return to the residence hall by 4:15 p.m. This rehearsal is mandatory to participate in Commencement.  
  • Academic building dress code. 
  • Senior Dinner: A senior dinner is planned for seniors and their families on campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Each senior can have up to two guests. Seniors are encouraged but not required to attend this dinner. Dress is casual. 

Saturday, May 25 

  • Attire for commencement ceremony is academic building clothing. Students will need comfortable shoes and clothing to navigate steps and risers. 
  • Other than the stoles already approved by President Cornforth and allowed tribal regalia, no additional accessories, such as cords or stoles, are allowed during the ceremony itself.  These items may be added after the official ceremony at the state capitol.
  •  Students must be in cap and gown and ready at 8:45 a.m. The walk to the Capitol will begin at 9 a.m. from the Great Hall. The Capitol is at 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK, 73105. Free parking is available for guests to the south of the plaza. 
  • The ceremony will be on the SOUTH side of the State Capitol. The procession will begin from the entrance on the first floor of the Capitol building. Be lined up and ready to go at 9:45 a.m. 
  • Please walk slowly during the processional to leave enough room between pairs for picture taking by parents.  

Photography: 

  • The school has hired a professional photographer who will take photos of each graduate receiving his or her diploma cover. Before the ceremony, he will also take a photo of all graduates surrounding the state seal within the capitol building. Be prepared to enter through security on the south side of the capitol. 
  • The cap toss photo will be taken following the ceremony. Immediately after the recessional, please congregate on the stairs. Do not greet family or guests until AFTER the photo is taken. 
  • The Parents’ Association has purchased a digital photo for each graduate. A link to this photo will be emailed the week following graduation. Please be sure to leave a current email address with Ms. Waters or email linda.waters@ossm.edu.

Helpful Documents and Resources

 

Various Charges Families May Incur

At OSSM, there is no charge for tuition, room and board, although families may incur fees during the year. These include costs to replace lost or damaged items, including key cards, school property, textbooks and OSSM-assigned computers.

At the beginning of the school year, each student receives a key card, which allows access to residence hall rooms as well as academic buildings. If a student loses or damages it, there is a $15 charge for a replacement. For payment, students/parents can pay with cash or online with a credit card at the time of replacement. In addition, the charge can be billed to the student’s account with an invoice being sent to parents at the end of the semester. 

Charges for textbook-, school property- and computer-related damages will be determined at the end of the school year or at the time they are returned, with an invoice sent to parents indicating total amount due. Payment can be arranged with the Finance Office.

For more information on these policies, please contact Shannon Gorbet in the Finance Office at shannon.gorbet@ossm.edu.