Apply to the Craftsmanship Academy

Get started with your application, and learn more about our expectations and how you can get involved!

Prerequisites for Academy

Character Qualities

Academic Skills

Technical Skills

Because the Academy is an intense program covering a lot of material in a relatively short time, we want to make sure all applicants are prepared to be successful. We're always willing to consider exceptions for exceptional candidates. If you haven't been through a bootcamp and want to apply directly to the Academy, you will need to demonstrate that you have acquired comparable skills.

Submitting Your Essay

All Academy applicants are required to submit an essay. Top Academy applicants will then complete an interview with Master Craftsman and program director, Ken Auer. In your essay, please include:

Acceptance Notification

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Applicants under the age of eighteen must have the written permission of their parents or legal guardians to participate.