Strive HI

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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Strategic Planning

2030 Promise Plan

Phase III feedback on proposed and future indicators for the plan is open through Nov. 8.

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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Effective Teaching

Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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Featured Article

FAFSA Hawaii

Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to apply for financial aid for college or grad school.

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Ewa Makai Middle dedicates new $24 million classroom winghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-Middle-dedicates-new-campus-wing.aspxEwa Makai Middle dedicates new $24 million classroom wingEwa Makai Middle celebrated the dedication of a new 24-room, two-story campus wing to accommodate approximately 450 new sixth-graders.
HIDOE Launches Campaign to Increase FAFSA Completionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/FAFSA2019.aspxHIDOE Launches Campaign to Increase FAFSA CompletionHIDOE is launching a campaign to boost the number of students completing the FAFSA.
Niu Valley Middle School breaks ground on new World Language Centerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Niu-Valley-Middle-School-World-Language-Center.aspxNiu Valley Middle School breaks ground on new World Language CenterThe Hawaii State Department of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony at Niu Valley Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 10 for its new World Language Center.
Kapolei High students give back during fall break and gain valuable building industry experiencehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kapolei-High-GCA-building-project.aspxKapolei High students give back during fall break and gain valuable building industry experienceUnder mentoring by industry professionals, Kapolei High students built a brand-new stage for Makakilo Elementary’s cafeteria.
HIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Granthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Striving-Readers-Comprehensive-Literacy-Grant .aspxHIDOE awarded nearly $50 million in five-year Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy GrantThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) was awarded $49,839,514 through a five-year federal grant aimed at supporting language and literacy development growth in Hawaii public schools.
Annual Strive HI performance update shows positive college and career readiness trendshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2019.aspxAnnual Strive HI performance update shows positive college and career readiness trends2018-19 Strive HI Performance System results were released today. The results show promising gains in college and career readiness among public school students.

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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.
Annual Strive HI performance update shows positive college and career readiness trendshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Strive-HI-2019.aspxAnnual Strive HI performance update shows positive college and career readiness trends2018-19 Strive HI Performance System results were released today. The results show promising gains in college and career readiness among public school students.
Subject matter standardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/standards.aspxSubject matter standardsBelow is a list of the standards that the Hawaii DOE use to ensure students are being exposed to rigorous and age-appropriate benchmarks of learning. Standards are not curriculum, but expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Visit our Learning Design site to learn more about curriculum design aligned to standards.
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.
2018-19 Strive HI System resultshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/2018-19-results.aspx2018-19 Strive HI System resultsLinks to key documents and the press release for Strive HI Performance System results for school year 2018-19, showing how our schools are doing across a range of measurements. Hawai'i's accountability system is aligned with the state's 2017-2020 Strategic Plan as well as federal law under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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