Congratulations OSS Math Club!

Kudos to all of our Mathletes and Math teachers, especially Mr. Murphy, on a job well done!

Orlando Science Schools Math Club has reached the Gold Level Status in the MATHCOUNTS Club Program. 20 of our club members each scored an 80% or better on the Ultimate Math Challenge (UMC). This is an extremely commendable accomplishment.


Our school’s name can be seen on the MathCounts website in the Gold Level Schools list (http://mathcounts.org/clubschools). Additionally, the OSS Math club shall be receiving a trophy, a banner and certificates to recognize the students’ achievement. Finally, our school will be entered into a drawing for $500 gift cards and the grand prize of a trip to Washington, DC to witness the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition.

Congratulations on this fantastic achievement. We hope our students enjoyed the MATHCOUNTS Club Program experience and that we will go for another banner next year!

For more information about MathCounts Club Program, you may check the MathCounts website http://mathcounts.org/club



Attention 6th Graders!!!

Are you interested in math? Do you want to be a member of the OSS Mu Alpha Theta Algebra 1 Team next year? Then, join the OSS Competition Math Club on Thursdays from 2:45pm to 3:45pm. This club is for 6th grade students who want to get a head start in their Algebra 1 course. The objective of the club will be to strengthen per-requisite skills and familiarize students with the content of the Algebra 1 course. Club meetings are used to develop teamwork as well as individual math skills.  While competition level mathematics involves concepts similar to those learned in the core classroom; the level of difficulty can be significantly more challenging.

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What is required?

• Regular attendance at weekly practice sessions

• Completing homework each week

• Full cooperation with math coach volunteers, assistants, parent volunteers, and a polite respectful attitude towards others

• Following Orlando Science Schools policies, including those regarding discipline and maintaining grades

• Commitment to attending County and State competitions

• Self-motivation, hard work and dedication

Expectations from our parents

To successfully reach the skill level required, parents are asked to support the student’s efforts and to communicate with coaches to make sure the work is understood. Parents are also asked to assist during the weekly practice sessions, and at the math competitions, when needed.

First Meeting: March 14th at 2:45 in room 149.

What is Mu Alpha Theta?

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members in more than 1,500 schools. The organization is dedicated to inspiring interest in mathematics, developing strong insight into the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.


Mr. Akyalcin.(akyalcin@orlandoscience.org)

Mathematics Teacher

Mu Alpha Theta Sponsor

MathCounts Head Coach


Congratulations OSS Mathletes

At the annual Central Florida Regional MathCounts competition, held at Olympia High School on Saturday, February 16th , Orlando Science Schools placed 4th out of a total of 32 middle school teams. Also, OSS received the “Best improved School” award by jumping from 13th to 4th place. With this outstanding success, the OSS team composed of Dominic Canora, Zhi Wang, Wally Vargas, and Thomas Shea qualified to compete in the State Mathcounts competition hosted by the Florida Engineering Society at the Orlando Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, on Friday, March 15th. Brandon Grandison, Lance Jittan, Sydney Cornell, Alexandria Bias, Ritiga Ravichandran, and Shehruz Khan also participated as individual competitors. After 3 challenging rounds (Sprint, Target, and Team round), Wally Vargas received a trophy for placing the highest among OSS students with his individual ranking being 3rd out of approximately 350 students. Other individual awards were received by Sydney Cornell who placed 16th, Caleb Spence 17th, Zhi Wang 18th, Dominic Canora 19th, and Thomas Shea 20th.

Congratulations to all of our students that competed and we wish them good luck at the upcoming state competition.

A special thanks to all of our OSS Math teachers!!

MATHCOUNTS Competition Program

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests.  The program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories and the Department of Defense and State Department schools.



OSS Mathletes News

The OSS Mathletes competed in the Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta February regional competition at Sun Coast Community High School on February 2nd. After starting our day at 5:30am and driving for nearly 3 hours to reach the competition, Our Algebra 1 Team did an amazing job and received 3rd place.

Our individual winners in Algebra 1 were Wally Vargas, taking 2nd place, Sydney Cornell, 6th, and Ryan Le, 10th. Our next competition will be on February 16th. OSS Mathletes will split into two groups and compete in two separate competitions on the same day, MathCounts Chapter Round in Olympia High School and Florida Mu Alpha Theta February State wide invitational in Tampa Bay Tech High School. Good luck to all OSS Mathletes for the upcoming contests!!!





Congratulations to OSS Mathletes!!!

The first regional Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta competition of 2013 was held at Lake Mary High School on Saturday, January 19th. Our students again excelled with our Algebra 1 team taking first place and the geometry team finishing in 6th place in the Central Florida.
Individual Algebra 1 awards were earned by Wally Vargas who finished in 2nd place, Thomas Shea 6th place, Shehruz Khan 7th place, Ryan Le 8th place, and  Lance Jittan 11th place. Individual geometry awards were earned by Dominic Canora who finished in 13th place. Congratulations to all of our students who competed and we wish them good luck at the upcoming Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta Regional competition on February 2nd.(Suncoast Community High School)


Mu Alpha Theta Competition

On January 12th Orlando Science Schools participated in the first statewide Mu Alpha Theta competition held at Vero Beach High School. Our students excelled with our Algebra 1 team (Wally Vargas, Lance Jittan, Thomas Shea, Sydney Cornell) taking third place in the state. Individual Algebra awards were earned by Lance Jittan who finished in 10th place and Wally Vargas who finished in 11th place. Congratulations to all of our students that competed and we wish them good luck at the upcoming Mu Alpha Theta Regional competition.(January 19th Lake Mary High School)

What is Mu Alpha Theta?
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with 93,300 student members in June 2012 in more than 1950 schools. They are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. From January through March there will be one regional and one invitational competition each month.  This school year the math teams will travel to Vero Beach, Tampa, and Oviedo for invitational contests. Teams from across the state of Florida participate in the invitational competitions.