How to get into the Class
The forms and documents on this page
open in PDF format.
Read the information
listed below this box and decide if you are interested in
becoming a member of the class.
If you are a high school junior, contact your counselor to have the
Building Trades class put on your planning sheet so that you will be
Before the end of the school year the Building Trades teacher will
meet with all of the pre-registered juniors to help them with the
(If you are already pre-registered you may
print out, fill out, and mail-in the
You may also print out the
for someone else to fill out and mail-in on your behalf.)
From the applications received, 36 students will be chosen to
enroll in the class starting the Fall Term of their senior year.
If you wish, you may view or print out our
Class Application Process.
View a Power Point presentation about the Building Trades Program
What is Building Trades, "The Student-built House"?
Trades is a class for any high school senior. It is a year-long course that
meets for two periods, either in the morning or the afternoon, each day. The
class meets away from the school campus at a construction site. During the
school year students in the class build a house!
There are no pre-requisites for the class, any interested student is
welcome to sign-up. However there is an application process and you must be
accepted into the class. Do you like the idea of taking a class in which you
can help build something as real as a house? If you think this is something for you, then read on for more information.
What do you do in the class?
The Building Trades class isn't for students who just want to sit in
class and listen to the teacher talk. This class is for students who want to
do things. During the course of one school year the class will build a single-family house!
You will do the framing,
roofing, install doors & windows, experience drywall, install finish trim,
plus much more
and have a great time doing it. All of this plus 10 credit hours and a P.E.
wavier each term.
this year's house!
Why might the class be good for you?
The Building Trades class is for anyone who wants to be a part of
a team effort in practical problem solving. Specifically, students whose
career goals include construction, construction management, architectural
design, engineering, or any other building trades career.
The class is also good for anyone who has ever wondered
how a house is
built. Or, for someone who likes the idea of learning problem solving,
teamwork, and the use of tools while working on a real life project.
Build a house, build your
The Building Trades class could be just the thing that you are looking
for in your senior year. It is a great class that not only prepares you for
a possible future in the field of construction, but it is also a whole lot
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