Yukon students enroll at OK School of Science and Math

OSSM ranked in top 1% of public high schools nationwide

Theron Peterson

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) announced that Ethan Achipa and Theron Peterson, both of Yukon, have enrolled as high school juniors for the 2023-24 school year.

They are two of 50 students newly enrolled in the OSSM Class of 2025. Before joining OSSM, both were at Yukon High School.  

“Students who apply to OSSM go through a comprehensive admissions process,” said Tony Cornforth, president of OSSM. “OSSM challenges students beyond the traditional academic model, and we congratulate William and his classmates on this achievement.” 


Created by the Oklahoma State Legislature, OSSM opened to high school juniors and seniors in 1990.

It has been consistently ranked as a top high school in both the nation and state* and offers several opportunities for students throughout Oklahoma to take college-level courses.

These include its residential campus in Oklahoma City, five regional centers located throughout the state, and a virtual program.

All are available at no cost to students, including room and board for residential students. 

Nationally ranked in the top 1 percent of public high schools in the United States, OSSM provides a college-level, academically advanced curriculum in science and mathematics to juniors and seniors across the state.

For more information, call (405) 521-6436 or visit the website at http://www.ossm.edu.