Sponsored Programs

Hefner Initiative – OSSM Award

Sponsored annually by the Robert and MeiLi Hefner Foundation

The Hefner Initiatives aim to help build a close and positive relationship between China and the USA.  This approximately 12-day summer program sponsors Junior high school students in America to travel abroad to China.  The Robert & MeiLi Hefner Foundation believes that this opportunity will not only enhance the China/US relationship in the future but also expand the knowledge and exposure of these young students to a rising and important sector of the world.

OSSM’s application window for Juniors to apply for the 2019 Hefner Initiative program will open December 5, 2018.

Applications will be due no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, January 7, 2019.

See application instruction here


OSSM Fine Arts Program

Sponsored for the 2016/2017 School Year by the Kirkpatrick Foundation

Directed by Professor Kelly Chaves

A visual and performing arts program designed to instill and promote an appreciation of the arts in OSSM students, including classes in specialized areas of art, music, theatre, photography and dance.  (See more)


GE Summer STEM Academy at OSSM

Sponsored at OSSM by the GE Foundation in partnership with GE Global Resources

Directed by Dr. Brent Richards     GE_Monogram_Blue_Transparency_640

The GE Summer Science Academy will be a week-long residential, STEM-focused academic summer camp at OSSM from July 25-29, 2016. Exciting, advanced classes will be taught by OSSM’s renowned faculty with special activities and presentations by GE engineers.  Up to 50 talented, motivated high school students with a passion for math and science from rural districts or low-income households in Oklahoma will be eligible for this free sponsored camp. Students must be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the 2016-2017 school year and must be nominated by a teacher or counselor from the home school.  (See more about the 2016 program)

2015 Press Release          See Student Video from 2015 GE Summer STEM Academy


Summer Science (Teachers) Institute

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Directed by Dr. Mark Li

The ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 Summer Science Institute at OSSM is a high quality week-long residential professional development program for middle school science teachers from all over Oklahoma. (see more)



Summer Math (Teachers) Institute

Sponsored by Sarkeys Foundation

Directed by Professor Tony Cornforth

The Sarkeys Summer Math Institute at OSSM is a high quality week-long residential professional development program for middle school math teachers from all over Oklahoma. (see more)


Summer Middle School Math & Science Workshops

Sponsored by The Williams Companies            Williams Logo 2012

Free OSSM Summer One-Day Math Workshops offer middle school students an excellent foundation to master state standards, strengthening skills in general math, pre-algebra, Algebra I, geometry, and Algebra II, as well as contest math.  OSSM Science Days introduce students to a wide range of STEM careers through presentations from visiting experts.  (See more & Register Here)


Investigative Research Scholars Program (IRSP)

Directed by Dr. Brent Richards

An intensive, three-week summer program designed for OSSM rising seniors who are selected by OSSM faculty to conduct ongoing research with scientists, engineers, doctors and professors.  (See more)


Summer Ramp-up “Bootcamp”

Sponsored by The Williams Companies

Students preparing to attend OSSM Regional Centers and rising juniors accepted to attend OSSM’s main residential campus who want to “ramp up” their math and study skills come to OSSM for an intensive week of math preparation before school starts.