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Path to graduation

What students need to do to earn a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools.

Academic and performance requirements to obtain a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools, from the basics to honors recognition...


Military Families

Coming to Hawaii

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. PCS-ing to Hawaii? Resources here.

The Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawai...


Job opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for Highly Qualified teachers, specialists and more for our schools and offices.

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...



Connect to Careers

An industry-led coalition for Hawai‘i's economic future to prepare students for careers.

C2C is an industry-led coalition for Hawai‘i's economic future to collaboratively prepare students for success in high-skill, in-d...


Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches are available to qualifying children.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential chi...


The Strategic Plan

A foundation of expectations and supports to ensure equity and excellence for all.

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Strive HI System

Tracking progress in our schools to support success for all students.

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Effective teaching

Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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Heat abatement program at public schools

The Department's heat abatement effort prioritizes schools that require cooling strategies, which may include air conditioning. We work with the Legislature to fast-track the schools that need relief most.




Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and KauaiHIDOE reports that progress is being made by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of CDL drivers on Maui and Kauai qualified to operate school buses.
August 2017 Strive HI 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: The Teacher Leadership Cadre takes the reins of instruction at Farrington High, Leeward high schoolers earn college credit over the summer, new teachers prepped thanks to the Beginning Teacher Summer Academy, two Hawai'i teachers join Hope Street Group's national Teacher Advisory Council, more stories.
Making 'shift' happen at Farrington High 'shift' happen at Farrington HighThere’s a lot of talk about empowering teachers to lead in and beyond the classroom, working with each other to boost student success. At Farrington High, administrators and teachers are two years into a focused effort to make teacher leadership a reality. As the administrators loosened the reins, trust has increased and, with that, a greater willingness among teachers to team up and take risks.
Anti-bullying campaign marks its 10th year campaign marks its 10th year​The E Ola Pono campaign celebrated its 10th year, and was created as a cultural response to bullying in the schools. Student groups are encouraged to actively Grow Pono - to foster respect and harmony. Six schools in three divisions received recognition and monetary awards for their campaigns.
Five schools selected to open Pre-K classrooms in School Year 2018-19 schools selected to open Pre-K classrooms in School Year 2018-19The Executive Office on Early Learning has selected five new schools to open new public pre-kindergarten classrooms in the 2018-19 school year. A child’s early years are critical in establishing a strong foundation for education and research has shown that early childhood education sets the foundation for life-long learning and success.
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year to the 2017-18 school yearWith the start of the new school year, watch this welcome back message from Supt. Christina Kishimoto. "I look forward to working together on behalf of all students in the state of Hawai'i."

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Teacher/Student access to Origo math games access to Origo math gamesAs part of the Hawaii State Department of Education's use of Stepping Stones curriculum for K-5 mathematics, access for teachers and students has been granted free access to Origo Education's Fundamentals channel, which includes online math games.
Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Kauai school bus routes modified for some Kapaa & Waimea Complex Area schools school bus routes modified for some Kapaa & Waimea Complex Area schoolsKapaa El., Kapaa Middle, Kapaa High, Eleele El., Waimea Canyon Middle and Waimea High school bus routes will be temporarily consolidated beginning on the first day of school beginning next Monday. Scheduled pick-up and arrival times will be modified from previous years.
Oahu Map MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Out-of-state teacher recruitment schedule teacher recruitment scheduleThank you for your interest in teaching at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). Our out-of-state recruitment trips for positions for the 2017-18 school year are finished. Please sign up to be notified of upcoming trips.
Substitute teacher reporting system teacher reporting systemThe Department uses a digital accounting system — The Teacher-Substitute Employee Automated System (TSEAS) — for schools to report, update and/or cancel teacher absences, which send automatic notifications to registered substitutes to alert them of work opportunities.

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