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.

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…

New Associate Degree Collegiate Academy Program Comes to MSA

Mississippi School of the Arts Launches a new Collegiate Academy in partnership with Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will launch an exciting pilot program for 2023-2024 incomingRead More…

Worth Novinski Named STAR Student for 2023

Worth Novinski has been named STAR Student for the 2022-2023 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) for Mississippi School of the Arts. Star Students are selected on the basis ofRead 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

Louann Porter

Media Specialist and virtual course proctor


Dr. Harlie Blauw

Counselor / Psychologist

Carrie Garrett

Dual-Credit / Collegiate Academy Counselor

Cristi Wolfe

Senior Seminar Instructor, Historic Preservation