Strive HI

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...

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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...

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Job opportunities

We're hiring!

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

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

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C2C

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...

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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...

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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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ESSA

Hawaii's plan for federal programs under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Featured Article

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.

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HIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Takai-Transition-Centers.aspxHIDOE announces transition centers initiative in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai In partnership with Hawaii 3Rs and the Military Affairs Council, HIDOE announced today an effort to develop high-quality transition centers for Hawaii public schools. The effort is in honor of late Congressman K. Mark Takai, who was a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s students and supporter of military-dependent students throughout his career.
Board unanimously approves Hawaii ESSA Plan for submissionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ESSA-Plan-Submission-Approval.aspx Board unanimously approves Hawaii ESSA Plan for submissionThe Board of Education unanimously approved the submission of the Hawaii Consolidated State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. Department of Education. The plan serves as Hawaii’s application for federal funds, providing resources for public schools to support students in achieving equity and excellence.
Department makes progress with energy efficient strategies for cooling schoolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/cooling-schools.aspxDepartment makes progress with energy efficient strategies for cooling schoolsHIDOE has been working to fast track heat-relief initiatives through its Heat Abatement Program. During the last three years, schools across the state were evaluated for various cooling options including air conditioning (AC), ceiling fans, nighttime heat flushing fans, solar light, trees, heat reflective paint, and more.
June 2017 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/0617.aspxJune 2017 Strive HINews and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: the Hawai‘i DOE receives a national innovation award, the final phase of the Get on Board student transportation initiative rolls out, the Maunakea Scholars program is formalized to provide more research opportunities for public high school students at Maunakea Observatories, more.
Board of Education names interim education leadershiphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/interim-education-leadership.aspxBoard of Education names interim education leadershipThe Hawaii State Board of Education announced its appointment of Keith Hayashi as interim superintendent. Hayashi is currently the deputy superintendent until the end of June 30, 2017. The interim deputy superintendent during this transition period will be current senior assistant superintendent, Amy Kunz.
Design unveiled for Hawai'i's first vertical school at 690 Pohukaina Streethttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/First-Vertical-School-Design.aspxDesign unveiled for Hawai'i's first vertical school at 690 Pohukaina StreetHIDOE and Alaka‘i Development today unveiled the design for the state’s first vertical school at 690 Pohukaina Street. The elementary school will be part of a mixed-income, mixed-use development that also features rental residences and retail.

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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). We're seeking teachers for the 2017-18 school year and will be conducting out-of-state recruitment trips to the following cities.
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.
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.
Every Student Succeeds Acthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/ESSA.aspxEvery Student Succeeds ActESSA is a reauthorization of federal education law, replacing the prior reauthorization known as No Child Left Behind, which must be implemented by school year 2017-18. The Hawai‘i DOE anticipates submitting the state’s ESSA plan for funding, led by our Strategic Plan, to the U.S. Department of Education in September.
Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/HA.aspxNā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) A Department-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.

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