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Path to graduation

How to earn a diploma from Hawai‘i's public high schools.

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

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Military Families

Coming to Hawai‘i

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. Get resources here.

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

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Job Opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for qualified teachers and other professionals for schools, offices.

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

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2030 Promise Plan

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Help the Hawai‘i DOE deliver on five promises to our haumana by 2030.

Mahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have iden...

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Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritious 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...

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Strategic Plan

Hawai‘i's action plan to deliver excellence in education for all keiki.

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Strive HI System

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

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Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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Aloha to School Year 2018-19

From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We wrapped up the majority of our public school graduations this past week and I have thoroughly enjoyed attending ceremonies statewide with my leadership team. Our schools have great personalities! I’d like to congratulate our educators on a successful year.

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HIDOE names Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area Superintendenthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hilo-Waiakea-CAS.aspxHIDOE names Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area SuperintendentEsther Kanehailua named Complex Area Superintendent to oversee East Hawaii Island schools.
Aloha to School Year 2018-19http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Supts-Corner/Pages/0605.aspxAloha to School Year 2018-19From Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: We wrapped up the majority of our public school graduations this past week and I have thoroughly enjoyed attending ceremonies statewide with my leadership team. Our schools have great personalities! I’d like to congratulate our educators on a successful year.
Record number of public schools offering free meals to children this summerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-2019-Seamless-Summer-Option.aspxRecord number of public schools offering free meals to children this summerThis year, 71 public schools will serve meals through the Hawaii State Department of Education's summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option.
May 2019 Inspirehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/0519.aspxMay 2019 InspireInspirational stories from Hawai'i's public schools. In this edition: Help us plan for the next decade, Kohala High dedicates a new STEM facility, celebrating the class of 2019, National Merit Scholarship winners, more stories.
Two Hawai’i public school students selected as National Merit Scholarship winnershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Two-Hawaii-public-school-students-selected-as-National-Merit-Scholarship-winners.aspxTwo Hawai’i public school students selected as National Merit Scholarship winnersThe National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the awardees for this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. Students from two Hawai'i public schools were selected for this honor out of 15,000 national finalists.
Kohala High dedicates new facility to boost STEM learning and achievementhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kohala-High-dedicates-new-facility-to-boost-STEM-learning-and-achievement.aspxKohala High dedicates new facility to boost STEM learning and achievementThe new state-of-the-art facility is comprised of four single-story classroom buildings connected by a covered walkway that provides a new physical science lab, biochemistry lab, natural resources lab, two general classrooms and additional office space.

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Join the conversation to grow equity, excellence and innovation in Hawai‘i’s public schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/Phase-I.aspxJoin the conversation to grow equity, excellence and innovation in Hawai‘i’s public schoolsMahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have identified five student promises to realize in every school by 2030, focusing on creative ideas and solutions. Our aim is a thriving, sustainable state grounded in the values of HĀ. Here is a step-by-step toolkit to support community groups to collectively add their input through August 1.
HawaiiPayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Pages/HawaiiPay.aspxHawaiiPayThe HawaiiPay project is led by the Dept. of Accounting and General Services in partnership with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to modernize payroll and time & attendance systems serving roughly 63,000 full- and part-time employees statewide.
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.
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.
7th grade physical examhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/HowToEnroll/Pages/7th-grade-exam.aspx7th grade physical examBeginning with school year 2017-18, all 7th graders must complete a physical examination within one year prior to entering the 7th grade.
Record number of public schools offering free meals to children this summerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HIDOE-2019-Seamless-Summer-Option.aspxRecord number of public schools offering free meals to children this summerThis year, 71 public schools will serve meals through the Hawaii State Department of Education's summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option.

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