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Craft Academy Renovation

Grote-Thompson Hall
  • The Craft Academy is located in Grote-Thompson Hall.
  • Phase 1 of the renovations (completed in 2015) invested $500,000 into the building and Phase 2 will see an additional $500,000 investment.

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Math is a dual-credit residential high school for Kentucky students. It has been open since August 2015 and renovations continue to ensure a high quality facility for this innovative program. Joe Craft pledged $4 million for the program. The state allocated $2.3 million for the program. The renovation and designs are geared toward high school-aged students. It provides meeting and social spaces in addition to residential rooms. The facility has 24/7 staff.