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.

4 Students Receive NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing Contest

Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates 4 junior students (Ava Buckley, Eydi Kitchens, Julia Landry, and Kendra Quarterman) by securing a designation for 2024 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing, given by theRead More…

Visual Arts Senior, Aarah Mayor, Selected as 2023-2024 STAR Student

Aarah Nicole Mayor, a senior visual arts student from Greenwood, Mississippi, has been named STAR Student at Mississippi School of the Arts for the 2023-2024 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC)Read More…

MSA Educator, Tobie Lambert, Receives National Honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Mississippi School of the Arts educator Tobie Lambert, has been selected as a grant winner of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes topRead More…

Academic Faculty

Social Studies

Hannah Shea Smith

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


Tobie Lambert

AP English Language, Dual-Credit English Comp I/II, English III/IV


Dr. Lindsay Colyer

Earth and Space Science, Botany, Zoology, Human A&P, Chemistry, MSU Agriculture Literacy Ambassador


Phyllis Wallace

Algebra II/III, Dual-Credit College Algebra

Sounnia Wallace


Foreign Language

Leslie White

Spanish I (virtual)

Tiffany Brooks

Spanish II (virtual)

Media Center

Suzanne Prine

Media Specialist and virtual course proctor


Dr. Harlie Blauw

Counselor / Psychologist

Cristi Wolfe

Dual-Credit / Collegiate Academy Counselor, Senior Seminar Instructor, Historic Preservation