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Craft Family Doubles Down on Craft Academy at Morehead State 

news-embed-craft-oh.webpMorehead State University's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is growing to new heights through increased support from the Kentucky General Assembly. Additionally, Dr. Joe Craft and Ambassador Kelly Craft are contributing additional funds for the expansion of the Academy.

"We are very appreciative of the Commonwealth and General Assembly for providing funds to grow the Academy, and to the Craft Family for their generous sponsorship and support of an additional 40 more students," says MSU President Jay Morgan. With this expansion, the Craft Academy will become the largest in the state, with the opportunity to enroll 240 students. 

"The Crafts have been unyielding in their support of our students, and it is appreciated," said Morgan.

The announcement was made at an open house event on Tuesday, Aug. 29 where Joe Craft spoke to the 177 Craft Academy students. The event also showcased the Academy's new and modern facilities, located in Alumni Tower. Guests had the opportunity to explore the recently revamped facility. The space includes an expanded maker space, improved study spaces, a new computer lab, and tools conducive to an advanced learning environment.

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science in Mathematics has graduated seven classes since opening in 2015. According to various reviews, it ranks among the top high schools in the United States. Most students come from east of I-64, including many from eastern Kentucky. 

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit academy for academically exceptional Kentucky students. Craft Academy provides students with postsecondary residential experience to complete their junior and senior high school years by enrolling in college courses. The Craft Academy aims to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. The academic rigor of the Craft Academy challenges students to excel at their highest level through project-based STEM+X courses and hands-on learning experiences with an emphasis on innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement.

For more information about the Craft Academy, visit, email, or call 606-783-2093.

Photo Caption: Dr. Joe Craft spoke to students during the open house for the Academy’s new facilities.

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