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.

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…

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…

Academic Faculty

Social Studies

Hannah Shea Smith

AP U.S. History, Economics, U.S. Government, U.S. History from 1877 to the Present


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


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