The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) is a two-year residential public high school located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Established by the Oklahoma legislature in 1983, the school was designed to educate academically gifted high school students in advanced mathematics and science. OSSM opened its doors in 1990 to its inaugural Class of 1992. It is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology.
Many OSSM graduates earn distinction that allows them a greater choice of potential colleges to attend. Nearly 100% of OSSM graduates are college-bound, and approximately 60% of OSSM graduates choose to remain in-state for college. Of the 1,211 (as of May 2011) graduates since the school's inception, 323 students have been named National Merit Scholars, and an additional 167 students have been selected as National Merit Commended Scholars. Graduates also show exemplary performance in other national scholarship programs, with 227 graduates selected as Robert C. Byrd Scholars, and 124 students nominated for the Presidential Scholars Program, of whom thirteen were named semifinalists and five selected as Presidential Scholars.
OSSM regularly offers the following classes: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Foreign Languages, Geoscience, Humanities, Physics, Mathematics, and Abstract Algebra.