Building Futures

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Building Futures is an immersive and unique program that is able to be offered thanks to the generosity of Kingsmith Builders, McKee Homes, and Rocky View Schools. In Building Futures, students learn how to build a house from the ground up by working elbow to elbow with tradespeople while completing their grade 10 education.

Building Futures has two program locations: Bayside in Airdrie and Rivercrest in Cochrane. Students in the program learn their core courses from two teachers in a repurposed garage. The program allows for individualized instruction and an environment where students can pursue their passions. By the end of the year, with the help and instruction of qualified tradespeople, the students contribute to the building of a complete house while learning how to contribute to their community.

This program is open to all learners, but the type of student who does best in this program is one who is self-directed, isn’t afraid to take risks, can think outside of the box, and wants to experience school differently for a year. Whether you are interested in home building or just want to try something new, this program is for you!

Applications for 2024/25


Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.