JCHS Students Assigned “Home Work”

Jeff Wells, an instructor for Junction City High School, has been with the Construction CTE Pathway since 2006. He has worked with countless students to build houses just like the one at 1771 W. 14th St. Place in Junction City, Kansas which recently sold after being on the market for approximately one week. The house first started to be marked and laid out in August of 2016. The concrete and walls were added in late September. Six students worked on the project in the Fall and six more students worked on the project in the Spring. Mr. Wells finished the house during the early part of the summer so that it could be put up for sale by USD 475.

The house was sold for asking price and proceeds will go toward the Construction CTE Pathway budget for future projects. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open concept. The house is a total of 1200+ square feet and has an attached two-car garage.

For the homeowner wanting custom built cabinetry, the cabinets in the kitchen and the bathroom were constructed by the Junction City High School cabinet making class.

Mr. Wells sets forth basic goals for his class: work together as a team, share responsibilities, take ownership, and take pride in your work. Through this pathway, students learn skills in construction such as basic framing, painting, measuring, and use of tools used on site.  Students have left this project with a wealth of knowledge and most definitely a sense of pride.

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