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r t ▼ 1 Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics 2012-13 Profile for Colleges Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics •1141 North Lincoln Blvd • Oklahoma City, OK 73104 Tel (405) 521-6436 • Fax (405) 522-4586 School Code Number: 372-684 Created by legislative action, OSSM is Oklahoma's two-year, public, residential high school for juniors and seniors with exceptional ability in science and mathematics. The 144 students (75 seniors and 69 juniors) represent 76 high schools in 39 counties throughout the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics will graduate its twenty-second class of seniors in 2013. The faculty at OSSM is comprised of 25 professionals with advanced degrees in their disciplines. All have master's degrees and approximately 64% hold doctorates in their academic fields. The school is located on a 32-acre campus near the state capitol in Oklahoma City. This site is adjacent to the research laboratories and libraries of the Oklahoma Health Center. Student housing is at the residence hall on campus. Mission •To provide an optimum learning environment for exceptionally motivated, gifted and talented students in science and mathematics. • To serve as an institutional resource for Oklahoma school districts through research and teacher training. Admission Admission is a highly competitive process initiated by written application. The evaluation criteria include: demonstrated ability in science and mathematics; standardized test scores; previous grades and curriculum; academic recommendations; special talents and extracurricular activities. Semifinal- ists are interviewed by a citizen committee before final selection is determined. Curriculum Advanced College Preparatory. Students enroll in a minimum of seven (7) academic courses plus fine arts and physical education each semester. All academic courses are advanced and/or accelerated honors level courses. OSSM offers many science and mathematics courses that are not generally part of a high school curriculum. Some of these advanced level courses include: in mathematics, Multivariate Calculus, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Topology; in biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Endocrinology, Human Embryology, Genetics; in chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Equilibrium; in physics, Electronic Circuits, Thermal Physics, Waves and Optics, Topics in Theoretical Physics, Modern Physics I & II; and in computer science, Data Structures, Networking, Operating Systems. In addition to a scholastic program of excellence in the sciences, computer science and mathematics, the curriculum is enhanced by exemplary offerings in the humanities and the arts. Languages offered are Chinese, French, German, Latin, Japanese, and Spanish. Students receive five and one-half days of academic instruction. On school nights, faculty members attend study sessions at the student residence hall to provide additional support for the students' academic program. The Mentorship Program. At OSSM, a mentorship is a form of learning that integrates theory and application through work experience. The purpose is to provide opportunities for students to do concentrated research or project development in specialized fields under the leadership and direction of professionals in the scientific and technological community. Mentorships, opportunities for research, and Independent Study are available.
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Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma School of
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|Title||Profile for colleges, 2012-13|
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.
|Purpose||Created by legislative action, OSSM is Oklahoma's two-year, public, residential high school for junior and seniors with exceptional ability in science and mathematics.; OSSM Academic Highlights|
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|ODL electronic copy||Deposited by the agency in print; digitized by Oklahoma Department of Libraries|
|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma state government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. coyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|