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150 University Blvd
Box 746
Morehead, KY  40351



Dr. Carol Christian, Director
859-321-0743 (cell)

Tim Rhodes, Assistant Director, Admissions and PR
606-776-7360 (cell)

Dr. Garrick Ratliff, Assistant Director, Guidance Counseling Services

Jennifer Carter, Assistant Director, Academic Services 

Brimah Vonjo, Assistant Director, Residence Life

Brenda Porter, Office Coordinator

Sunshine Stamper, Office Associate

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Academy Application

Admission Requirements

Craft Academy applicants are high school sophomores who will have completed geometry, algebra I, and algebra II by the end of their sophomore year. Students are selected based on ACT or SAT scores; academic grades from ninth and tenth grades; interest in advanced careers in science, technology, engineering and math; student responses to application essay questions; interviews by Academy staff members; and recommendations from teachers and other individuals who can attest to a student’s need and preparedness for the program.

Craft Academy applicants for Fall 2016 must:

  • Be a current resident of the state of Kentucky;
  • Be a high school sophomore;
  • Complete geometry, algebra I and algebra II prior to enrollment;
  • Score a minimum 18 English, 22 reading, and 22 math on the ACT; and
  • Submit a completed application and all required materials no later than Feb. 1, 2016. To complete this application on your computer, download and open in Adobe Reader.
    •  Required materials include an official high school transcript, ACT or SAT test scores, and three letters of recommendation, one of which must be written by school personnel and at least one written by a community member.


The Fall 2016 application process will begin Aug. 1, 2016.

Please check back August 1 for more information and the link to the application process.



Application and Selection Dates for Class of 2018

  • Application process begins Aug. 1, 2016.
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2016.
  • Submit your completed application to or by mail to 150 University Blvd, Box 746, Morehead, KY  40351.
  • Students selected for interviews will be notified by Feb. 8, and interviews will be held Feb. 20, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Selections will be made by March 1, 2016.
  • 60 high school sophomores will be selected to begin the Fall 2016 semester at Craft Academy as high school juniors.
  • View complete application timeline and information

Cost of Attendance

The cost of tuition, room and a meal plan are covered by the Academy. Students will be responsible for purchasing textbooks, additional meals and any other personal or miscellaneous expenses. There is no fee to apply.



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