The philosophy of academics at MSA is to ensure student academic success and that they will progress to their utmost in the arts and non-arts academic life. Students should recognize that study at MSA is a privilege and comes with responsibilities that they must uphold in order to fully capitalize on the unique opportunities offered. Students must meet state graduation requirements and additional MSA requirements to receive a high school diploma.

Through a partnership with Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Dual Credit Courses are offered on campus. MSA provides Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses, which includes History and English. For additional courses needed and AP science and math options, students are dually enrolled at Brookhaven High School and/or online courses accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Academic News

MSA Receives 2022 College Success Award from

Mississippi School of the Arts has joined 45 other high schools in the state of Mississippi to receive the 2022 College Success Award from The Mississippi Department of Education released thisRead More…

MSA Student from Oxford Receives Highest Award on National Exam

MSA junior dance student, Carolina Cassisa, has received the Platinum Award, the highest possible award for her score on the national French Exam, Le Grand Concours. Cassisa began studying French while atRead More…

MSA Earns Arts Schools Network Exemplary School Designation 2022-2027

The Arts Schools Network Board of Directors has designated Mississippi School of the Arts an Exemplary School in recognition of its commitment to excellence. The five-year designation is awarded for 2022-2027. ArtsRead More…

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MSA Academic Faculty

Social Studies

Vickie Malone

AP U.S. History, Economics, U.S. Government, U.S. History from 1877 to the Present, Dual-Credit Psychology


Tobie Lambert

AP English Language, Dual-Credit English Composition I, Dual-Credit English Composition II, English III, English IV


Carrie Garrett

Botany, Zoology, Human Anatomy and Physiology

Dr. Lindsay Colyer

Earth and Space Science


Phyllis Wallace

Algebra II, Algebra III, Dual-Credit College Algebra

Foreign Language

Leslie White

Spanish I (virtual)

Tiffany Brooks

Spanish II (virtual)

Media Center

Louann Porter

Librarian and virtual course proctor