Starkville Academy offers a full range of courses for 9th – 12th grade students designed to meet college admissions standards and requirements. Honors level courses may be taken in the disciplines of English and Mathematics. Advanced Placement English III  AP History and Government are offered to juniors. Seniors may earn up to 15 hours of college credit through East Mississippi Community College in the dual credit courses offered in College Algebra, Trig, Calculus and English Composition I and II.

The Junior High, grades seven and eight, provides a traditional period for academic and social growth. Eighth grade students may begin earning Carnegie units for graduation by taking Algebra I, Spanish I, and Computer Applications.

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The following grading scale is used at Starkville Academy for grades 7 – 12:

  • A = 100-90
  • B = 89-80
  • C = 79-70
  • F = Below 70


  • Band:
    The secondary school band consists of students in grades seven through twelve. The band program focuses on marching performances for most of the first semester and concert performances throughout the remainder of the school year. The band has consistently received superior ratings at the MAIS marching and concert competitions.
  • Drama:
    Starkville Academy has an exceptional heritage in the performing arts. The school has long been recognized for its annual spring production. Additionally, SA now participates in a fall drama competition at Mississippi State University.
  • Choral Music
    The secondary school music program provides an opportunity for students in grades seven through twelve to discover, develop, realize and express their musical talents. Starkville Academy believes in the power of music to unlock creative potential, and is committed to enabling students to realize the lifelong satisfaction music will bring to them.
  • Student Honorary Society and Student Organizations:
    National Honor Society, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 4-H Club, Quiz Bowl, and Anchor Club.
  • Athletics:
    Starkville Academy has a rich tradition of excellence throughout its athletic program. Sports that are offered to students in grades seven through twelve include: baseball, basketball (boys and girls), cheerleading, cross country (boys and girls), dance, football, golf (boys and girls), soccer (boys and girls), softball, swimming (boys and girls), tennis (boys and girls), and track (boys and girls).