Welcome to the website for this unique home building and teaching project. High school students in the Weitz Academy of Construction at Seminole Ridge High School are taught about construction techniques in all trades as they build a real house for Habitat for Humanity in the school’s shop. At the same time, it allows them to give back to their community. This is the eighth house to be built for Habitat by the Academy.
With the start of House #4, the Academy began a partnership with the University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute and Education Center (USFOTI). They will be providing their OSHA advanced construction safety training certification for all of the Academy’s students (see more under the “Teaching, Mentoring, Support” link at the top of the page).
Click on The Video to view a report about the construction program prepared by The Education Network TV Station for the construction & completion of House 1.
Click the play button below see a short video by The Education Network about the construction and installation of House #3 in 2014.
Click on Project Photos to see from the start to the current status progress photos.
Click on The Academy to learn more about the Construction Academy and what it offers.
Click on Teaching, Mentoring, and Support to see the many business partners, donors, and volunteer professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers providing training, mentoring, and resources for this program.
Click on School Board Presentation to see a start-to-finish presentation given to the School Board about the program and construction and installation of House #2.
Click on Previously Built Houses (above on banner) for information about past homes built by the Academy for Habitat.