Building Futures is an immersive and unique one-year program for Grade 10 students. Thanks to the generous partnership Coventry Homes has made with Parkland School Division, students are able to earn credits towards their diploma, all while learning by doing: working together to build a house from the ground up.
Building Futures takes students beyond the traditional classroom, providing them with all of the authentic learning opportunities that come with building a house, while ensuring they cover the Alberta Education curricula required for high school graduation. A Spruce Grove garage is transformed into an onsite classroom, where students learn academic courses from specialized teachers, and then walk outside to collaborate with the Coventry Homes team at every stage of building the house.
Classroom work emphasizes mastery, and involves plenty of hands-on, project-based learning. Building Futures also allows for individualized instruction, creating an environment where students can pursue their passions. By the end of the year, with the help and instruction of qualified tradespeople, the students will have built a house, while learning how to contribute to their community.
Building Futures has been running successfully in Rockyview School Division for eight years. Check out what their Grade 10 students were able to experience by participating in the Building Futures program:
Building Futures is available to all interested Grade 10 Parkland School Division students, regardless of which high school they attend. When registering online for Grade 10, students will select their designated high school (MCHS, SGCHS or CFL), then choose Building Futures as their program of choice. Upon completing this program, students will return to their designated high school for Grade 11.
If students registering for Building Futures in Grade 10 intend to stay at Connections For Learning for Grades 11 and 12, they will have to follow the three-step CFL registration process, as outlined on our Registration page.
Please be aware that there is limited space available in the Building Futures program. Because of this, we ask all students to complete an additional application form to ensure the program will be a good fit. The Building Futures Application form is available in both print and online formats. Please submit application forms to Connections For Learning in person or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Building Futures program, check out our Program Details and Frequently Asked Questions pages. If you are considering this learning opportunity, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at the school office to discuss the benefits of choosing the Connections For Learning Building Futures Program.
For more information contact:
Connections For Learning