“Every sophomore in the state needs to spend some time considering the incredible opportunity that MSMS represents,” said MSMS Admissions Counselor Wade Leonard. “This school was created and designed specifically to challenge the brightest minds in the state. The level and caliber of the program we put these gifted students through simply cannot be found in another public school in Mississippi.”
Students who attend MSMS spend their junior and senior years of high school living and working with other bright minds from across the state of Mississippi. The school is located in Columbus on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women. The University setting combined with the rigorous program provides a place where gifted students can be taught to the very limits of their potential. Graduates average a score of 28 on the ACT – about ten points higher than the national average. Graduating classes average more than $12.5 million in scholarship offers each year.
“One of the secrets of MSMS is our students earn everything they get here,” said Leonard. “Because of they are so gifted, many of our kids have never been forced to work hard. MSMS pushes those kids in a warm, friendly, and accepting environment. And every year our students go on to do some amazing things.”
This extraordinary public high school was created in 1987 by an act of the Mississippi Legislature and charged with the mission to: "enhance the future of Mississippi by providing innovative learning experiences in a residential environment to meet individual needs of gifted and talented students and by providing quality educational leadership and aggressive outreach programs." The school was recently recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of the top high schools in America. MSMS was the only school in Mississippi to make the list.
MSMS is the state of Mississippi’s only public, residential high school specifically designed to meet the needs of the state’s most academically gifted students. Students who attend MSMS spend their junior and senior years of high school undergoing rigorous course work in the areas of mathematics, science, technology and the humanities in order to best prepare them for college and beyond. These extraordinary students live and work with other students from all corners of the state of Mississippi. Students are chosen to attend MSMS via a competitive application process. In order to qualify for application students must be legal residents of Mississippi, current high school sophomores and possess a record of classroom excellence (GPA of 90 or higher). Students must also complete and submit an application in which they will be required to write two essays and a resume, create a project, and secure several recommendations. For more information about MSMS please contact Admissions Counselor Wade Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-553-6548 or visit the school’s website www.themsms.org. MSMS is currently accepting applications from students who are members of the Class of 2015.