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2011 Student-Built House on the market in Cedar Rapids


Many high school teachers will tell you, the most valuable lessons are learned outside of the classroom.

A house that just hit the market in Cedar Rapids is proof of that.

Building Trades is a year-long class for high school seniors.
The class meets away from the school campus at a construction site.
During the school year, students in the class build a house.

Students worked alongside electrical, plumbing, mechanical, roofers, siding, tiling, drywall, and concrete professionals.

"I really hope someday they'll bring their children by and say this is the house I built. The fact that 17 and 18 year students can do the same quality work as professional carpenters and builders?  I think that's neat and shows the kids' dedication to their job at hand!" said Dave Smith.

Dave Smith serves as instructor, teaching general carpentry and closely supervising construction.

Click here to see a virtual tour of the 2011 Student Built House


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