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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

Sept. 9, 2017

Visit Day

Oct. 7, 2017

Open House

Nov. 4, 2017

Open House

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 is located on the campus of Morehead State University, which is consistently ranked as one of the safest universities in Kentucky. The Craft Academy dormitories, located in the newly renovated Grote-Thompson Hall, are staffed 24-7, and counselors and advisors will be available to offer assistance and guidance to your student when needed. You can rest assured your son or daughter is receiving a focused, robust education geared toward their specific interests and strengths in an environment that is safe, conducive to learning, comfortable and supportive. The course of study at the Craft Academy will not only give your son or daughter a jump start on their college education, it will set them on the path to a successful, rewarding career.

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
  • 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
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Drive, West Liberty, KY 41472
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