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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Work for us

Job Opportunities

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

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

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Digital learning

Future Ready

Teaching and learning extends beyond the four walls of a classroom and a school schedule.

Teaching and learning extends beyond the four walls of a classroom and the confines of a bell schedule. Digital and blended learni...

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Hawaii Common Core

Standards

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...

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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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Effective Teaching

Supporting the professional growth of our educators to enhance classroom instruction.

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Featured Article

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DOE announces 2015 summer free food service locations

The Department of Education provides free meals for the summer at select schools around the state.

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Hawaii's school performance system granted full approval for three yearshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/strive-hi-approval-2015.aspxHawaii's school performance system granted full approval for three yearsThe U.S. Department of Education announces the state's Strive HI system for school accountability and improvement is approved without conditions for three years. It allows flexibility from certain provisions of federal education law.
Education leadership appointments move forwardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leadership-appointments-061615.aspxEducation leadership appointments move forwardThe Department bids aloha to longtime educators Lea Albert and Valerie Takata as new leaders are appointed to key state offices and the Castle-Kahuku and Hilo-Waiakea Complex Areas.
Navy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Navy-graduates.aspxNavy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in HawaiiThanks to his children's exceptional achievements at Kalaheo High, U.S. Navy Commander Brian Grimm extended his Hawaii duty for three more years so his younger daughter could graduate from Kalaheo High last school year.
Students create heavenly views using Gemini datahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/kapolei-gemini.aspxStudents create heavenly views using Gemini dataAn innovative program offered by the Gemini Observatory enables high school science students to participate in virtual field trips with working astronomers and delve into treasure troves of data. One outcome — beautiful illustrations of the known universe.
Imua Class of 2015!http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/imua-class-of-2015.aspxImua Class of 2015!With more than 10,000 seniors graduating, it's been a crazy, emotional, and exciting couple of weeks across the Islands. Congratulations and good luck graduates! Enjoy this roundup of photos, videos and quotes from friends, family, schools, news outlets and more.
Waianae Coast schools a national model for counselinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Waianae-schools-RAMP.aspxWaianae Coast schools a national model for counselingWaianae Intermediate and Nanaikapono Elementary earn national praise from the American School Counselor Association for their efforts to raise student achievement through comprehensive counseling services.

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Oahu Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu Map
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.
Education leadership appointments move forwardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Leadership-appointments-061615.aspxEducation leadership appointments move forwardThe Department bids aloha to longtime educators Lea Albert and Valerie Takata as new leaders are appointed to key state offices and the Castle-Kahuku and Hilo-Waiakea Complex Areas.
Navy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Navy-graduates.aspxNavy commander extends duty so daughter can graduate in HawaiiThanks to his children's exceptional achievements at Kalaheo High, U.S. Navy Commander Brian Grimm extended his Hawaii duty for three more years so his younger daughter could graduate from Kalaheo High last school year.
DOE announces 2015 summer free food service locationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SummerMeals2015.aspxDOE announces 2015 summer free food service locationsThe Department of Education provides free meals for the summer at select schools around the state.

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