D.C. High School Builds a New Green Program

The District Career and Technical Academy Is breaking ground on a student-built house to learn gree construction and design

By Jim Handly
|  Monday, Oct 25, 2010  |  Updated 3:16 PM EDT
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D.C. High School Builds a New Green Program

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The idea is to build a house build a future. The Academy of Construction and Design at Cardoza High School breaks ground Tuesday on a 2,000-square-foot green building project -- a single-family home will on a vacant lot on upper 13th Street in northwest D.C.

The home builders will use energy-efficient building materials and installation techniques.

Classes, led by licensed professional instructors, will take place on location. Students will learn skills and technical proficiency in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and other trade specialties.

More than 100 students enroll in the academy each year. District high school students in grades 10 through 12 can apply for admission. Students complete academic requirements for high school graduation while earning industry credentials and certifications.

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