High School




At the secondary level at East Rankin Academy, we are dedicated to the development of well-rounded students. As a college preparatory school, we are continually striving for excellence in academics and offer a course of study designed to enable all students to satisfy the admission requirements for post-secondary studies at the college or university level.

For several years, our academic quiz bowl teams have won the Mississippi Regional Science Bowl and the Mississippi State History Bowl Championship to earn students the opportunity to compete at the national level in Washington D.C. Our academic quiz bowl team has won the overall MAIS Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament, the Old Capitol Government Bowl Tournament, and finished first place in the team competition of the Mississippi College Science and Mathematics Tournament. Students are recognized for their academic accomplishments with induction into the ERA chapter of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and ACT Academic Team. Our school’s ACT average is well above both the state and national average and each year we honor multiple students for their outstanding ACT scores with inclusion in our “ACT 30 and Above Team.” We currently have two seniors with an ACT score of 36 and 20% of the senior class has a 30 or above on their ACT! East Rankin Academy graduates are offered thousands of dollars in academic scholarships, providing them many opportunities after graduation.

Graduation Requirements:

( A minimum of 24.5 units is required for graduation.)


  • 5 English
  • 1 Bible
  • 5 Mathematics
  • 1 Fine Arts
  • 5 Science
  • 1 Foreign Language
  • 4 Social Studies
  • 1.5 Electives
  • 1 Computer Applications



Extracurricular offerings at East Rankin have grown over the years. Students may join our Spanish Club, Chess Club, FCA, or Photography Club. They may choose to compete on our award winning Robotics Team. Our school’s tradition in the quest for excellence continues in the area of fine arts. Each year we have winners in the District and Overall MAIS Art Competition. In recent years we have added a High School Choir and now have a 40-member Band who recently received a superior rating at the MAIS Spring Band Festival. Students of all ages are offered an opportunity to participate in various musical programs held on stage in our Activities Center. A longstanding school tradition each year is our half-time musical-drama presentation by over 200 ERA students during our school’s Homecoming celebration.


High school students at East Rankin are provided numerous opportunities for athletic participation and competition. Our students may choose to participate in

  • Football 
  • Boys Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Soccer
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Track
  • Cross Country
  • Shooting Team
  • Tennis