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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...


Job opportunities

We're hiring!

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

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



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...


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...


Student Readiness

Our schools help prepare students for college and career. Here's how.

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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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Strategic Plan

The governing document for the public education system in Hawai‘i provides a common foundation of expectations and supports for public education, centering on closing the achievement gap to ensure equity and excellence for each student. An Implementation Plan is now available for review. This joint project of the Department of Education (DOE) and Board of Education (BOE) covers the years 2017-2020.




A reminder about emergency preparedness at schools reminder about emergency preparedness at schoolsRelating to the events of the statewide false alarm on the morning of Jan. 13, 2018, a letter to parents and guardians is being sent about emergency preparedness at our schools. Helpful guidance from the Hawaii Association of School Psychologists is also provided.
Student meals feature another local food source meals feature another local food sourceThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) continues its efforts to include local agriculture in student meals through its ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program. This month, fresh bananas will be served in a Banana Pie or a Banana Crumble at all public school cafeterias.
January 2018 Education Update 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Mentoring new special education teachers, 2017 Year in Review, Waipahu High student first to earn AA before diploma, Keaukaha Elementary's engaging literacy approach, working more local food into school meals, more stories.
2017 Year in Review Year in ReviewHappy New Year! Enjoy this roundup of 2017 in pictures, videos and stories from the Hawai'i DOE and our schools.
Hawaii gets Federal nod on its ESSA plan, approval expected soon gets Federal nod on its ESSA plan, approval expected soonThe Hawaii State Department of Education this morning received encouraging feedback from the U.S. Department of Education following a review of its State plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Waipahu student earns degree from Leeward CC before graduating from high school student earns degree from Leeward CC before graduating from high schoolA senior at Waipahu High School is the first Early College High School student in the state to earn her college degree before graduating from high school. Rovy Anne Dipaysa earned her associate of arts degree from Leeward Community College five months ahead of her high school graduation.

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Out-of-state teacher recruitment schedule teacher recruitment scheduleThank you for your interest in teaching at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). Please see below for information about scheduled recruitment trip for positions for the 2018-2019 school year or to be notified of our upcoming trips and recruitment drives.
Teacher/Student access to Origo math games access to Origo math gamesAs part of the Hawaii State Department of Education's use of Stepping Stones curriculum for K-5 mathematics, access for teachers and students has been granted free access to Origo Education's Fundamentals channel, which includes online math games.
Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
Oahu Map 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.
Homeschooling 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.
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