Schools of Arts hosts 90 for annual summer camp

Published 6:00 pm Sunday, June 18, 2023

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) hosted 90 rising eighth to 10th graders from all over the state during the first full week of June at its annual Summer Camp.

Campers got to choose two different areas to experience at the weeklong camp including vocal, dance, literary art, theatre, visual art and filmmaking. They also participated in evening activities including a luau, carnival, water balloons and movie night. Campers were allowed to commute or stay in the dorm. The week culminated with a program for their families highlighting many of the things they have learned and experienced at camp.

MSA is an 11th and 12th grade visual and performing arts residential, public high school located on the historic Whitworth College campus in Brookhaven. Students not only meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum, they receive special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts, filmmaking/media arts and theatre. In addition to MSA students consistently winning awards for their work on the state, regional and national levels, the school holds the No. 2 highest ACT average in the state.

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MSA will launch an new pilot program for 2023-2024 incoming juniors. The program will allow students to earn a high school diploma and associate degree at the same time.  Through a partnership with Copiah-Lincoln Community College, juniors can apply to be part of a Collegiate Academy program to pursue an associate degree while at MSA through Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit with Co-Lin. The pilot program will be offered free to enrolled students. In addition, dual credit courses taken by students will be paid for by MSA.

MSA is presently scheduling Summer Auditions for rising 11th graders.

MSA Summer Camp is supported in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission, funded by the Mississippi legislature, National Endowment for the Arts, The Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation for Mississippi and other private sources.

For more information visit or call 601-823-1300.