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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...


Work for us

Seeking teachers

Spring 2016 recruitment will be conducted in various cities across the U.S. Mainland.

Thank you for your interest in teaching at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). Our 2016 out-of-state recruitment wil...


Funding schools

The Budget

Learn about the Operating and Capital Improvement Projects budgets for our schools.

The Department operates Hawaii's public schools on a $1.9 billion budget comprised primarily of state funds (81 percent), as well ...


Hawaii Common Core


English Language Arts and literacy in history, science, technical subjects and math.

Hawaii Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and careers when they graduate. T...


The Strategic Plan

Our governing document driving the transformation of schools, grounded in three goals.

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Strive HI System

Our school accountability and performance system, rewarding growth and achievement.

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Ka Hei

We're overhauling school facilities for energy efficiency while incorporating learning.

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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.




Teaching students how to mend our Island Earth http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Malama-Honua-in-Kailua.aspxTeaching students how to mend our Island Earth As the Polynesian voyaging canoes Hōkūle'a and Hikianalia continue their journey around the world, here's how one teacher is incorporating "​​Mālama Honua," the mission of the voyage, in her classroom.
Waipahu High science teacher wins Milken Award and $25,000http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Michael-Sana.aspxWaipahu High science teacher wins Milken Award and $25,000Waipahu High School science teacher Michael Sana was presented the prestigious 2015-16 Milken Educator Award at a schoolwide assembly to the applause of his students and fellow teachers. Regarded as the "Oscar Award of Teaching," it honors outstanding excellence in education and comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.
McKinley High library dedicated to Senator Daniel K. Inouyehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/McKinley-Inouye-library.aspxMcKinley High library dedicated to Senator Daniel K. InouyeMcKinley High's library was dedicated in honor of alumnus US Senator Daniel K. Inouye.
Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SQS.aspxParents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public schoolHIDOE begins its annual School Quality Survey (SQS) this week to gather important feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about our public schools. The deadline to complete and return the SQS is March 15, 2016.
Remembrance of Challenger crew inspires students to learnhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Remembrance-of-Challenger.aspxRemembrance of Challenger crew inspires students to learnToday marks the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster, which took the lives of seven NASA astronauts, including Kona’s own Col. Ellison Onizuka. Sandy Cameli, Ph.D., educational specialist for HIDOE, wrote this piece which was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kalani High School students visited by alumnus & NFL great Roy Gerela, three-time Super Bowl championhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kalani-Roy-Gerela.aspxKalani High School students visited by alumnus & NFL great Roy Gerela, three-time Super Bowl championKalani High School students received a visit today from Kalani alumnus Roy Gerela, former National Football League (NFL) Pittsburgh Steeler kicker and three-time Super Bowl champion.

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Out-of-state teacher recruitment schedulehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Out-of-state-recruitment.aspxOut-of-state teacher recruitment scheduleThank you for your interest in teaching at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). Our 2016 out-of-state recruitment will be conducted in various cities across the U.S. Mainland in March and April.
Substitute teacher reporting systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/substitute-notifications.aspxSubstitute 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.
Oahu Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu 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.
Homeschoolinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Choosingaschool/Pages/Homeschooling-FAQs.aspxHomeschoolingThe Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.
Teacher Application FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Teacher-Application-FAQs.aspxTeacher Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Civil Service Classificationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/Civil-Service-Classifications.aspxCivil Service ClassificationsThe Office of Human Resources Personnel Management Branch's Classification and Compensation Section is responsible for administering the Department of Education's classification and compensation system. The classification specifications outline the primary functions of a specific class, including the duties and responsibilities, level of difficulty, knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

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