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…

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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