All students selected to attend OSSM at Autry will participate in a one-year scholastic program of excellence with students who share similar interests. Students are required to take the assigned calculus and the assigned physics course each semester. All courses are on a semester basis at the collegiate level requiring rigorous academics and a minimum of one-hour homework per evening.
Autry’s role as a Regional Center is to provide advanced educational opportunities for high school students gifted in math and science while allowing participating students to maintain their local high school affiliation and extracurricular participation. A cooperative effort of the local high schools, Autry Tech and OSSM makes this program possible. OSSM, Autry, and the Enid community have worked together to allow these students to continue this endeavor.
Autry’s Oklahoma School of Science and Math was started in 2000 with two instructors and has been one of the most successful regional sites of the eight regional centers left in the state.
Since 2000, Autry’s OSSM program has had over 250 students that have received $10.8 million in scholarships. One-hundred percent of Autry’s OSSM graduates have gone on to attend college with 86 percent of them receiving college credit for calculus one and two. These former students have 71 different college majors at 59 different universities. Of these individuals, 22 are National Merit finalists and 19 are academic all-staters. Students in Autry’s OSSM program also take the Advance Placement Calculus BC exam. Forty-seven percent of Autry’s students earn a perfect score. This is almost double the Oklahoma average of twenty-six percent earning perfect scores.
▸▸ Applications are available online or at Autry Technology Center at 1201 W. Willow in Enid.
▸▸ For more information contact Janet Strate, director of student activities, at 580-242-2750 or by email,
or Mike Jantz, OSSM instructor, via his email.