Admissions Criteria

Determine if you are eligible:

  • Applicants must be a resident of Mississippi.

  • Applicants must currently be in the 10th grade.

  • Applicants must submit an ACT score.

  • Applicants must submit their application by the priority deadline of February 1.

  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of 12 Carnegie units of study by completion of 10th grade.

  • Applicants must show evidence of superior grades, especially in mathematics and science, with an overall average of 90 of higher.

  • Applicants must have certain classes completed by the end of their 10th grade year.

    • Two units of English. English I and II are required.

    • Two units of Mathematics. Algebra I and Geometry are required. Algebra II is recommended.

    • Two units of science. Biology I is required. Chemistry is recommended.

    • Two units of Social Studies – Any combination of Mississippi Studies, World Geography, World History, Economics or Government equaling two full units that will count towards graduation is required. Additional Social Studies units are recommended. Please note that only a half unit of geography can be applied towards graduation (i.e. AP Human Geography will only count for a half unit).

    • ½ unit of Health

    • MSMS strongly recommends the following courses to be complete before enrolling:

      • One unit of Technology. Computer Discovery, STEM, or ½ unit of Keyboarding and ½ unit of Computer Applications.
      • ½ unit of Physical Education.

If you need assistance determining whether or not you meet the admissions criteria or if you would like guidance in selecting your courses for your 9th and 10th grade years to be better positioned for admission into MSMS, please contact our Admissions Team at apply@themsms.org or by phone at (662)-329-7687. 

If you are an eligible applicant, click apply now below! There is no cost to apply and no tuition to attend MSMS. There is a nominal boarding fee of $500 per semester to cover meals and housing. If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, that fee is waived