How to Register
There are four steps to the Building Futures registration process.
Step 1: Parkland School Division Registration
Complete a Parkland School Division Registration Form, and select one of the following as your school. The school you select should be the one where you intend to continue your high school learning after you complete the Building Futures program:
- Connections for Learning
- Memorial Composite High School
- Spruce Grove Composite High School
After indicating your school, select Building Futures as your program of choice.
Please Note: Choosing the Building Futures program on the PSD Registration Form indicates that the student wishes to apply for the program - it does not guarantee the student's acceptance into the program. Program acceptance occurs only after completing the remaining steps of the registration process and receiving confirmation of acceptance from Connections for Learning.
Step 2: Complete Application Survey
After submitting a PSD Registration form, each applicant will receive an email with a link to the Building Futures Application Survey. Please complete and submit this survey as soon as possible. Students must provide a recent Grade 9 report card to demonstrate their academic background. Please see the Student Responsibilities page for more information.
Application surveys will be reviewed by Connections for Learning staff to ensure the program is a good fit and that there is capacity available to support the student.
Step 3: Review Process
Connections for Learning staff will review all applications. Elements of the review process may include contacting the student’s previous teacher and administration and/or conducting a family interview.
Step 4: Admission
Building Futures is a program of choice. In order to be successful in the program, students must display a high standard of independence, work ethic, responsibility, discipline and engagement, as they will be required to work with various trades on the job site. Our goal is for every student to be successful; however, we know that this program may not be the best fit for every student due to its unique nature.
Once all the pertinent information has been collected and reviewed, a decision will be made regarding the student’s application. Applicants will be contacted by Connections for Learning staff at this time.