Morehead State to open high school academy

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Morehead State University plans to open a residential high school academy for academically gifted students.

Media reports say officials announced on Thursday that the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will open in August of 2015 and offer students dual credits for classes.

The initiative is modeled after a similar one at Western Kentucky University called the Gatton Academy.

It is being funded through a $2.3 million state appropriation and a $4 million donation from businessman Joe Craft.

Officials are planning for an initial class of 60 students, who will live on campus and attend classes with college students.

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