Student-built house sells for $18,000

Money allows Geometry in Construction program to continue
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A modular house built by students at Roseville High School has sold for $18,000, allowing the school's pioneering Geometry in Construction program to continue for at least another year.

The 656-square-foot house was sold by the Roseville Joint Union High School District to Cutting Edge Homes. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home has vaulted ceilings, a high-efficiency toilet, recessed lighting and other features. The school had hoped to get closer to $27,000 to cover the program's full cost.

In Geometry in Construction, students learn math by applying its concepts in the building of a structure. Roseville's program is the first of its kind in California.

"We are now looking for a pre-buyer for next year's home," said industrial technology instructor Jeff Bailey, who co-teaches the course with geometry instructor Tyson Maytanes. "A buyer who secures the property early would be able to customize the colors, cabinets and other options."

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