The OSSM Difference . . .
The annual OSSM Quantum Experience benefits the OSSM Faculty Endowment, helping bridge the substantial gap between what our superb, highly accomplished, largely Ph.D. faculty can earn in a university environment and our legislated OSSM state teacher salaries. Modest annual merit-based stipends help OSSM retain our awesome faculty who challenge students daily to develop their math and science skills and knowledge to the greatest degree possible in high school and beyond. We could not do it without public/private partnership–Without YOU!!
Public and free for qualifying Oklahoma high school juniors and seniors, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) challenges students far beyond the traditional high school model. Everything at OSSM supports students’ academics—from the school’s residential model with college-level curriculum, largely doctoral-level teaching faculty, required evening study halls staffed with faculty and absence of cell phones and limited personal internet, to statewide programs providing rigorous STEM curriculum, teacher training, math contests, summer programs, and other outreach activities for all Oklahoma students and teachers. OSSM students leap forward in their academic progress, with many OSSM graduates take numerous college credits with them to their chosen institutions of higher learning
~hence their quantum experience!
The OSSM Class of 2017, just 68 students, earned some $10 million in merit-based scholarships.
Math Pre-Calculus I, II & III, Calculus I & II, Multivariate Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Number Theory, Differential Equations, Topology, Real Analysis, Probability & Statistics, Special Math Problems
Biology General Biology, Embryology, Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, Endocrinology, Zoology (Vert./Invert.), Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Ecology, Biology Olympiad Prep
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, Biochemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemistry Olympiad Prep/Directed Study
Physics General Physics, Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Astronomy, Intro to Modern Physics, Modern Physics II, Thermal Physics Waves & Optics, Topics in Theoretical Physics, Physics Olympiad Prep, Geoscience Seminar, Exploration Geoscience
Engineering Electronic Circuits, Robotics Engineering, Engineering Seminar, Complex Analysis, TEAM+S Competition (extra curricular)
Computer Science Intro to Computer Science, Data Structures I & II, Operating Systems, Networking, Object-Oriented Programming with Java, Computer Architecture & Assembly Programming, Special Topics
Humanities American Literature, World Literature, Principles of English, Composition, American History, Western Civilization I & II, East Asian History, Arab Civilization, Special Topics, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts