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The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students. It is housed on the campus of Morehead State University, consistently ranked as one of the safest campuses in the Commonwealth. The Academy opened in August 2015, with the goal of meeting the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum allows students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.

The academic rigor of the Craft Academy challenges students to excel at their highest level. Study is focused on a core of math and science courses and supplemented by electives in the arts and humanities. Additionally, we offer unique, project-based STEM+X courses that enrich our students' educational experiences and help them develop competencies in entrepreneurship and innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement.

Important Dates

Visit Days

  • March 10, 2018
  • June 2, 2018
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Parents & Families

The Craft Academy is a great opportunity for your son or daughter to earn up to two years in college credit hours while they complete high school. The Craft Academy residence hall, the newly renovated Grote-Thompson Hall, is staffed 24-7, and counselors and advisors will be available to offer assistance and guidance to your student when needed.

Cost of Attendance

Not only is the Craft Academy a solid educational foundation for your child, it also makes a college education more affordable. There is no cost for tuition, housing or a meal plan for students of the Craft Academy. Students will be responsible for the cost of textbooks, additional meals and miscellaneous personal expenses.


  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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