Building Futures

Building Futures is an immersive, unique one-year program for Grade 10 students who earn credits towards their diploma while working as part of a team to build a house from the ground up.

Building Futures Apprenticeships is also available and serves as an extension to the regular program. Apprenticeship is open to students in Grades 11 and 12 who attend Memorial Composite High School, Spruce Grove Composite High School or Connections for Learning interested in pursuing a career in a home building trade.

Building Futures takes students beyond the traditional classroom, providing them with 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 construction 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 programming is offered at:

For more information contact: 

Connections For Learning
Phone: 780-963-0507
Fax: 780-968-1088