Junior High & High School Programs

The MSB academic curriculum follows the MS College and Career Readiness Standards for English/Language Arts and MS College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics.  The MS Curriculum Frameworks are the basis of the science and social studies courses.  Specialized enhancements and objectives specifically designed for the needs of students with visual impairments or blindness are included within courses.  MSB’s academic program offers students a standard high school diploma upon completion of state mandated graduation requirements. 

Each year MSB administers the ACT in braille and large print.  MSB students also participate in statewide testing. The Mississippi Curriculum Test 2 (MCT2), Grade Level Testing (GLTP), and Subject Area Tests (SATP2) in the areas of Algebra I, Biology I, English II, and US History are administered according to the state testing calendar.   

Students who are unable to complete the requirements for a standard diploma have an individually designed educational program based on the expanded core curriculum as well as a life skills program based on the Developmental Learning Maps (DLM) and the Mississippi Occupational Diploma (MOD) program.  Students completing these programs will receive a certificate of completion.

Junior high and high school age students have the opportunity to participate in sports activities, music classes including band, piano, and show choir, and other extracurricular activities. MSB participates bi-annually in South Central Association of Schools for the Blind (SCASB) competitions which include wrestling, cheerleading, track and field, and performing arts."