Marla Crow chosen for Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Marla Crow, of Felt High School is one of 78 students from 28 counties in Oklahoma to be selected to attend Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM).
Officials of OSSM have announced the names of students from across Oklahoma selected to begin classes in August.
Thirty-eight young women and 40 young men have been invited to become the school's sixteenth graduating class-the Class of 2007.
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is Oklahoma's public, residential school for junior and senior high school students with exceptional ability in science and mathematics.
Approximately 250 students from across the state applied to OSSM this year. After reviewing the written applications, the selection committee invited 130 students to Oklahoma City to participate in the interview portion of the application process.
“The Board of Trustees and I are very impressed with the scholastic and personal accomplishments of these students,” said Dr. Edna Manning, OSSM's President. “This year's applicants were a focused group of young people who hold high aspirations.”
While in residence at OSSM, students will participate in a rigorous academic program. In addition to high level courses in the sciences and mathematics, the curriculum includes exemplary programs in computer science, humanities, the arts, and physical education. In their two years at OSSM students must complete nine semesters of science, four semesters of mathematics, English, Social Science, physical education, and foreign language, two semesters of fine arts, and one semester of computer science. Each science class features a weekly three-hour laboratory experience. Students must also receive satisfactory participation reports in both campus and community service, completing 60 hours of each.
Classes will begin in mid-August and will be held at OSSM's academic facility in Oklahoma City across from the Oklahoma Health Center. Housing is provided in the Dan Little Residence Hall on campus that accommodates 144 students and six faculty families. The campus also includes a gymnasium and a science building and library. Plans are progressing on a second phase of the dormitory that will provide additional space for 144 more students.
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