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Graduation Requirementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/GraduationRequirementsGraduation RequirementsAcademic and performance requirements to obtain a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools, from the basics to honors recognition, with information about the Personal Transition Plan that is required of all students.
An Expectation of Collegehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/ExpectationAn Expectation of CollegeThe public school system in Hawaii is charged with preparing our students for life. Life, increasingly, requires knowledge and skill sets that can best be achieved through a post-secondary education — from 2-year job certification to doctoral programs. Our Strategic Plan directs that more students be ready for and enroll in college. This page offers an overview of initiatives and results aligned with that effort.
Preparing for Collegehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/PreparingForCollegePreparing for CollegeGoing to college is more than a decision — it's a process. Here are helpful resources to guide students and parents as they prepare for college applications, acceptance and success.
High Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/GradeLevelOverview/HighSchoolHigh SchoolApproaching graduation, emphasis is placed on ensuring students have the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and career. Counselors are there to guide students with college prep and guidance. Opportunities in extracurricular activites, Learning Centers, student organizations and others greatly expand involvement.
Dual credit programshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/DualCreditDual credit programsDual Credit allows Hawaii DOE high school students to take classes that satisfy requirements for both a Hawaii high school diploma and a University of Hawaii degree. Nine UH campuses are participating. Students attending other college institutions should check whether the credits can transfer. The two most common programs are Early College and Running Start.
School Scheduleshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/schedulesSchool SchedulesBy law, Hawaii's public schools must meet minimum student hours, which is defined as time spent during the full school day in alignment with the state's General Learner Outcomes.
Online Learning Toolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/SupportForStudents/OnlineLearningToolsOnline Learning ToolsThe Department recognizes the need and supports distance- and online-learning opportunities for its students through online charter schools, student support programs such as E-School, and partnership programs with state community colleges and universities.
Scholarships and Financial Aidhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/ScholarshipsAndFinancialAidScholarships and Financial AidAs a service to students, parents and the community, the Department is pleased to provide information on scholarships and financial aid available to high school graduates in the State of Hawaii.
Online Learning Toolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducationInnovation/OnlineLearningToolsOnline Learning ToolsThe Department recognizes the need and supports distance- and online-learning opportunities for its students through online charter schools, student support programs such as E-School, and partnership programs with state community colleges and universities.
Media Kithttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/MediaKitMedia KitKey facts about the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), contact list, fact sheets, reports, data, and other items to assist the media and interested parties.
Strategic Plan Update: Sept. 26, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/092616.aspxStrategic Plan Update: Sept. 26, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Hawaii secures grant to develop bold plan to improve career preparation systems for young people http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Career-Prep-Grant.aspxHawaii secures grant to develop bold plan to improve career preparation systems for young people HIDOE has secured a $100,000 grant to develop a detailed career readiness action plan, an essential step to expanding economic opportunity for young people across our state.
Strategic Plan Update: July 27, 2016http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/072716.aspxStrategic Plan Update: July 27, 2016One in a series of email updates on the Strategic Plan review and extension process. Click the subscribe link below to get these updates sent to your inbox.
Public school students see double-digit gains on AP Examshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Public-school-students-see-double-digit-gains-on-AP-Exams.aspxPublic school students see double-digit gains on AP ExamsHawaii’s public school students continue to show growth on the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams. In a report released today, Hawaii State Department of Education students who were tested last May show double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher.
April 2017 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/0417.aspxApril 2017 Education UpdateMonthly newsletter distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Annual report shows college and career readiness up strongly in early college and reduced remediation, celebrating leadership at Lanakila El, Bright Spot story on the Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area's strong results, Supt. Kathryn Matayoshi writes about Month of the Military Child.
Graduation Requirementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/GraduationRequirements/Pages/Requirements.aspxGraduation RequirementsRequirements to achieve a diploma from Hawai'i's public high schools are detailed here. Download the brochure for your personal reference.
Seal of Biliteracyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/GraduationRequirements/Pages/Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspxSeal of BiliteracyThe Hawaii State Board of Education established a Seal of Biliteracy to be awarded upon graduation to students who demonstrate a high proficiency in both of the state's two official languages (English and Hawaiian) OR either of the state’s two official languages and at least one additional language, including American Sign Language.
Hawaii's public high school graduates improve in ACT college preparedness test scoreshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ACT-test-improvements.aspxHawaii's public high school graduates improve in ACT college preparedness test scoresHawaii public school 2016 graduates who took the ACT college preparation test and who met college readiness benchmarks showed a two-percent improvement in Mathematics and one-percent improvements in English and Science, while Reading scores remained unchanged.
Graduation Requirements to 2015http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/GraduationRequirements/Pages/Graduation-Requirements-to-2015.aspxGraduation Requirements to 2015Graduation requirements for the Class of 2014 and 2015 are detailed here; new requirements have been instituted for the Class of 2016 and beyond.
Results of more rigorous test show progress in academic achievement and college pathwayshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Smarter-Balanced.aspxResults of more rigorous test show progress in academic achievement and college pathwaysIn its second year of administering a new, more rigorous testing standard, Hawaii’s students continue to move in the right direction in meeting higher expectations for college and career readiness. An historic assessment baseline is set for Hawaiian immersion students.
School Every Day is life changinghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StriveHIPerformanceSystem/Pages/chronic-absence.aspxSchool Every Day is life changingDid you know that one of the strongest predictors of student success or failure is, on the surface, one that seems easy to do? Chronic Absenteeism — missing 15 or more days in a school year, just two or three days a month — leads to a host of academic ailments. Here's how you can help.
Report on college readiness for the Class of 2016 shows increases in post-high school preparationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016-CCRI.aspxReport on college readiness for the Class of 2016 shows increases in post-high school preparationThe College and Career Readiness Indicators Report for the Class of 2016, released by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, show that Hawaii students continue to reach higher levels of achievement, with more students taking college-level courses while in high school and graduating with college credits.
12 high schools selected for innovative early college programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/early-college.aspx12 high schools selected for innovative early college programTwelve high schools statewide have been selected to participate in the Early College High School Program, a coordinated initiative designed to allow more high school students to earn six or more college credits before they graduate from high school.
More public high school students rise in Advanced Placement examshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/APProgress.aspxMore public high school students rise in Advanced Placement examsStudents at 37 Hawaii public high schools have earned College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement in AP Exams.
McKinley High student interned in World War II earns diplomahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/McKinley-High-student-interned-in-World-War-II-earns-diploma.aspxMcKinley High student interned in World War II earns diplomaSarah Okada Sato became the first internee to earn the honorary Kupono Diploma in Hawaii. The diploma recognizes World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and other individuals whose schooling was interrupted due to military service or wartime practices. Kupono means honest, upright decent, and reliable.
Anti-bullying campaign marks its 10th yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Anti-bullying-campaign-marks-its-10th-year-.aspxAnti-bullying campaign marks its 10th year​The E Ola Pono campaign celebrated its 10th year, and was created as a cultural response to bullying in the schools. Student groups are encouraged to actively Grow Pono - to foster respect and harmony. Six schools in three divisions received recognition and monetary awards for their campaigns.
Hawaii public high school graduates show improvements in ACT examhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ACT2015Scores.aspxHawaii public high school graduates show improvements in ACT examMore students in the Class of 2015 hit college-ready benchmarks in all four areas of the prominent college entrance exam — English, Math, Reading and Science — than in the year before. Hawaii tests all of its juniors in the ACT. Class of 2015 represents juniors who took the exam in spring 2014.
Strategic Plan Review and Extension: FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/AdvancingEducation/StrategicPlan/Pages/SP16-FAQs.aspxStrategic Plan Review and Extension: FAQsThe Strategic Plan review and extension is a joint effort by the Board of Education and the Department of Education to update the 2011-2018 Strategic Plan, which was most recently updated in 2012. The following are frequently asked questions about the reasons behind the review and extension and the process for updating the Strategic Plan.
GEAR UP Hawaii Running Start financial aidhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/DualCredit/Pages/GEAR-UP-Hawaii-Running-Start-aid.aspxGEAR UP Hawaii Running Start financial aidGEAR UP supports low-income students’ participation in the Running Start dual credit program by providing support for tuition and books.
Achievement gap narrows as Hawaii pushes college and career readinesshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Achievement-gap-narrows-as-Hawaii-public-schools-push-college-and-career-readiness,-new-report-card-shows.aspxAchievement gap narrows as Hawaii pushes college and career readinessMore Hawaii public school students are graduating on time and enrolling in college, according to the first annual Strive HI Performance System report. The new accountability system, which replaces outdated aspects of the No Child Left Behind Act, provides a comprehensive picture of the health of the islands’ schools.
Higher education is the key to a living wage in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/P20.aspxHigher education is the key to a living wage in HawaiiThe author is Karen Lee, executive director of Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education. P-20 is a multiagency approach to strengthen the educational pipeline from early education through college. P-20 partners share a sense of urgency about the need to improve Hawaii's educational outcomes in an increasingly global economy. This piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
June 2016 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/June-2016.aspxJune 2016 Education UpdateIn this edition: Congratulations to the Class of 2016, test scores delinked from Educator Effectiveness System, summer meal service for children at 68 schools statewide, Superintendent carrying Hawai‘i's mālama honua message to New York City for World Oceans Day with Hōkūle‘a, Strategic Plan update and more.
Department propels students toward college, careershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-driving-students-toward-college,-career-readiness.aspxDepartment propels students toward college, careersHONOLULU - The Department today announced it will administer college and career readiness assessments to all middle and high school students statewide in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 beginning next spring.
Career-ready students demo skills at annual CTSO eventshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-CTSO.aspxCareer-ready students demo skills at annual CTSO eventsTwo conventions for Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) allowed students from around the state to show off their skills and talents in a variety of fields and specialties. Top finishers qualify for national competitions this year.
Reports show greater college readinesshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CCRI.aspxReports show greater college readinessThe annual College and Career Readiness Indicators report point to greater college-going rates, and greater success for students once there.
Two high school seniors get ready to shake hands with top officials in Washington D.C.http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/USSYP.aspxTwo high school seniors get ready to shake hands with top officials in Washington D.C.Students from Aiea and Kailua High School were selected to represent the state at the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington D.C. this March. Zachary Espino and Perry Arrasmith are the Hawaii delegates that will participate in the annual program.
Hawaii Educational agencies awarded $6.6 million to improve the use of data and informationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Data-Analysis-Grant.aspxHawaii Educational agencies awarded $6.6 million to improve the use of data and informationHIDOE has received a $6.6 million four-year grant from the US Dept. of Education to increase the use of data to support college and career readiness for Hawaii's students.
2017 graduation dateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-grad.aspx2017 graduation datesThe Hawaii State Department of Education announced its 2017 graduation dates for public and charter schools statewide. About 11,000 students are anticipated to be walking in ceremonies held in May.
Students in transition find pathways to success at Radford Highhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/2017-Radford-CCRI.aspxStudents in transition find pathways to success at Radford HighRadford High is a standout in this year's College and Career Readiness Indicators report. Its students take and pass Advanced Placement (AP) exams, graduate high school and enroll in college at higher rates than the state. A strong team dynamic among staff and outreach with families are catapulting students to new heights. “The students themselves are promoting and compete in a college-going atmosphere on campus,” said Principal James Sunday.
DOE releases revised graduation rateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-releases-revised-graduation-rates.aspxDOE releases revised graduation ratesThe data changes affect the statewide graduation rate percentage, graduation rates for 37 high schools and the status of 11 schools in the Strive HI Performance System. The DOE is implementing quality assurance processes to ensure the integrity of data collection and use.
Waipahu High's Early College program nets $256,000 gifthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Waipahu-High's-Early-College-program-nets-$256,000-gift.aspxWaipahu High's Early College program nets $256,000 giftWaipahu High School today received $256,000 from McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee) for the school’s Early College Program.
Hundreds turn out for first annual Lanakila El Leadership Dayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Lanakila-Leadership-Day.aspxHundreds turn out for first annual Lanakila El Leadership DayMore than 400 students from pre-school through fifth grade showcased projects they have been working on throughout the year at Lanakila El's first Leadership Day. The festivities included student performances, interactive presentations, a wax museum, and more.
2016 Graduation Dateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016-Graduation-Dates.aspx2016 Graduation DatesThe Hawaii State Department of Education announced its 2016 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools. Ceremonies run throughout the month of May with more than 11,000 students anticipated to be walking in this year’s ceremonies.
Hilo-Waiakea: ‘We’re a K-12 entity, not 13 different schools’http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/CCRI-2016-HW.aspxHilo-Waiakea: ‘We’re a K-12 entity, not 13 different schools’The Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area is a standout in this year's College and Career Readiness Indicators (CCRI) report. Two-year data trends show both high schools among the leaders in boosting readiness through early college, CTE concentrators and major remediation declines. Educational leaders point to a K-12 construct that's beginning to deliver results.
Energy efficiency project opens Harvard-bound student’s eyes to possibilityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Energy-efficiency-project-.aspxEnergy efficiency project opens Harvard-bound student’s eyes to possibilityAiea High School Class of 2016 graduate Perry Arrasmith focused on the photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roofs of Aiea High for his senior capstone project. His project has inspired change at his school that HIDOE's Office of School Facilities and Support Services helped to make a reality.
Juanito Moises proves hard work pays offhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Juanito-Moises.aspxJuanito Moises proves hard work pays offOver the summer, Waipahu High senior Juanito Moises became the first student from Hawaii to be named GEAR UP National Youth of the Year by the National Council of Community and Education Partnerships.
Three Hawaii public schools earn National Blue Ribbon awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Three-Hawaii-public-schools-earn-National-Blue-Ribbon-award.aspxThree Hawaii public schools earn National Blue Ribbon awardBlanche Pope Elementary, Nuuanu Elementary and Waikiki Elementary schools today were named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools for their outstanding performance and improvement efforts.
Things to consider with Running Starthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/CollegeAndCareerReadiness/DualCredit/Pages/Things-to-consider.aspxThings to consider with Running StartAlthough students may be academically prepared for college level coursework, they may find the demands of college overwhelming. Student success requires motivated individuals who work independently, take initiative, have good study skills and are able to responsibly complete assignments on-time throughout the semester.
Keaau High's Cevallos wins $25,000 leadership awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-tokioka-award.aspxKeaau High's Cevallos wins $25,000 leadership awardThe Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award from the Island Insurance Foundation is given annually to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
2015 Graduation Dateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2015-Graduation-Dates.aspx2015 Graduation DatesSome 10,500 students are expected to graduate from more than 50 public schools in ceremonies happening across the state in late May and early June 2015.
Mililani High student and teacher selected for prestigious Normandy Scholar programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Normandy-Scholar.aspxMililani High student and teacher selected for prestigious Normandy Scholar programMililani High student Travis Afuso and teacher Amy Boehning are one of 14 teams accepted into the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute. They will learn about D-Day and World War II, and will travel to Washington D.C. and Normandy, France as part of the program.
Hawaii public school students continue to increase readiness for college and careershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014CCRI.aspxHawaii public school students continue to increase readiness for college and careersThe report, released today by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education and the Hawaii State Department of Education, indicates improvements by public school students at every step of the college-readiness pipeline.
50,000 public high school students to take ACThttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/50,000-public-high-school-students-to-take-ACT.aspx50,000 public high school students to take ACTHONOLULU – The Department this month is initiating an unprecedented move designed to better prepare students for post-high school success. Approximately 50,000 students in grades 8 through 11 will take the ACT College and Career Readiness assessment.
Mililani High senior takes 1st in national science symposiumhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Viola-Mocz.aspxMililani High senior takes 1st in national science symposiumViola Mocz of Mililani High won first place in the physical science category in the 52nd National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (NJSHS) for her research on the internal structure of elementary particles. For her winning entry, Viola formulated a semi-classical wave-particle model to describe the fundamental properties of leptons, quarks, and hadrons within the framework of mathematical knots.
Ewa Makai student recognized as top youth volunteerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Ewa-Makai-student-recognized-as-top-youth-volunteer.aspxEwa Makai student recognized as top youth volunteerEmma Tandara, an eighth grader at Ewa Makai Middle School, was selected as the Middle Level State Honoree for Hawaii for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. She received the award because of her efforts to promote recycling at her school and in the community.
Roosevelt High senior achieves rare perfectionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Roosevelt-High-senior-achieves-rare-perfection.aspxRoosevelt High senior achieves rare perfectionGillian M. Desmond of Roosevelt High is the only Hawaii student to post a perfect 36 score on the ACT test this past year. For the first time in 2013, the Department administered the test to all middle and high school students statewide in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11.
Hawaii public school seniors selected as semifinalists for US Presidential Scholars Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-semifinalists-US-Presidential-Scholars.aspxHawaii public school seniors selected as semifinalists for US Presidential Scholars ProgramThree Hawaii public school students have been selected out of 5,100 candidates as semifinalists for the US Presidential Scholars Program. The seniors are from Mililani High School, Waipahu High School and Kalani High School.
Students from Kalani High School Power Ahead to 20th Annual National Ocean Sciences Competitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/National-Ocean-Sciences-Competition.aspxStudents from Kalani High School Power Ahead to 20th Annual National Ocean Sciences CompetitionKalani High School students will be competing for the first time in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The 20th annual Nationals Finals Competition will take place April 22-23 at Oregon State University. The team joins 24 other regional winners out of a total of 392 competing teams.
Students explore career and college options at Hawaii P-20 Middle School Career Industry Fairhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Middle-School-Career-Industry-Fair.aspxStudents explore career and college options at Hawaii P-20 Middle School Career Industry FairStudents from eight middle schools on Oahu were able to explore career and post-secondary education options at the Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education’s Middle School Career Industry Fair. Exhibitors representing nine Career and Technical Education pathways were on hand to speak with students
Department announces 2014 graduation dateshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2014-grad.aspxDepartment announces 2014 graduation datesThe Hawaii State Department of Education is announcing its 2014 graduation dates for more than 60 schools, including public high schools and charter schools. In all, there will be approximately 11,000 students graduating from public schools this year. Graduation dates begin in late May with the ceremonies for Pahoa on Hawaii Island on Sunday, May 18.
Hawaii Pacific University and Honokaa High Launch Virtual Classroomhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Virtual-Classroom.aspxHawaii Pacific University and Honokaa High Launch Virtual ClassroomHawaii Pacific University and Honokaa High kicked off their new partnership that gives Honokaa students access to the college's new, virtual college-credit program. The 17 Honoka‘a students who are enrolled in the program will connect with HPU professors using video technology that allows for real-time learning.
More public school students are college and career readyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-public-school-students-are-college-and-career-ready.aspxMore public school students are college and career readyCollege and Career Readiness Indicators Report (CCRI) shows significant improvements in key metrics for Hawaii's public schools, including higher reading and math achievement, college enrollment and early credit attainment.
More Hawaii high school seniors earning college-level credits http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CCRI-2015.aspxMore Hawaii high school seniors earning college-level credits According to the College and Career Readiness Report (CCRI), released by Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education, a growing number of Hawai‘i’s public high school students are taking college-level courses and earning dual credits – for both high school and college – before they graduate.
Hawaii’s college-and career-readiness efforts recognizedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii’s-college-and-career-readiness-efforts-recognized.aspxHawaii’s college-and career-readiness efforts recognizedAchieve’s 8th annual “Closing the Expectations Gap” report praises Hawaii in several categories that detail progress in elevating student achievement and success.
Hale Kula Elementary marks 'Hour of Code'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hale-Kula-Elementary-marks-'Hour-of-Code'.aspxHale Kula Elementary marks 'Hour of Code'The students joined Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and some 3 million children from 163 countries who participated in the "Hour of Code," a global event designed to boost public awareness about the industry of computer programming and coding.
Spotlight: Farrington High — 'We really believe our kids can learn'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/CCRI15-Farrington-High.aspxSpotlight: Farrington High — 'We really believe our kids can learn'Taking a closer look at some of the standout schools in the 2015 College & Career Readiness Indicators (CCRI) report, which looks at the performance of the Class of 2014 across a variety of key measurements, including proficiency, graduation, college-going and dual enrollment rates. Here we profile Farrington High School.
Aloha, Class of 2016!http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Class-of-2016.aspxAloha, Class of 2016!Is there anything better than a Hawaii graduation? About 10,800 students got piled head high with lei and more at ceremonies across the Islands. Congratulations, Class of 2016, and to the families and educators who helped along the way. We are proud! Cheeeee hooooo! Enjoy this Storify collection of social media posts from HIDOE and families across Hawaii.
A bright future in science for first recipient of Dorothy Ono Scholarshiphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Nina-Bean.aspxA bright future in science for first recipient of Dorothy Ono ScholarshipNamed for a popular but tough math teacher at Kaimuki High, the Stephen Ching Family Foundation bestows the inaugural scholarship on Nina Bean, who is attending UH-Manoa in the fall to study marine biology.
Mililani High School senior selected for 52nd class of US Presidential Scholars http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Presidential-Scholar.aspxMililani High School senior selected for 52nd class of US Presidential Scholars Mililani High School student Joseph Fujinami has been selected for the 52nd class of US Presidential Scholars. He is one of 160 high school seniors nationwide selected from 4,700 candidates, and part of the program’s inaugural group of 20 Career and Technical Education (CTE) students.
Partnering for a shared goal of student successhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Partnering-for-student-success.aspxPartnering for a shared goal of student successIn classrooms across the state, our partners enrich the public school experience by sharing their expertise, knowledge, and passion for student success. New laws passed by the 2015 state Legislature will strengthen ongoing, successful partnerships addressing children's health needs, school readiness, and college access, writes Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.
More public school students take College Board SAThttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-public-school-students-take-College-Board-SAT.aspxMore public school students take College Board SATHawaii and national scores held steady for Class of 2012 College Board SAT participants.
Congratulations, Class of 2017!http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/2017-graduation-ceremonies.aspxCongratulations, Class of 2017!Congratulations to all the seniors who graduated from our schools this year. Across the Islands, graduates were showered with love and suffocated with lei from friends and family. Enjoy this roundup of posts to social media and stories of the successes of the Class of 2017, plus a video we put together of the celebrations.
Trio of public school seniors named semifinalists for U.S. Presidential Scholars Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/USPSP2014.aspxTrio of public school seniors named semifinalists for U.S. Presidential Scholars ProgramThe Department is pleased to announce that public school seniors make up half of the Hawaii semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Nicole Fernandez of Radford High, Trent Hori of Maui High, and Viola Mocz of Mililani High are among 565 students chosen nationally on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities.
Waianae High senior wins Seal of Biliteracy logo design contesthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Seal-of-Biliteracy-logo-winner.aspxWaianae High senior wins Seal of Biliteracy logo design contestWaianae High senior Javen Towne was named the winner of the HIDOE Seal of Biliteracy logo design contest in front of his fellow graphic design students. As the winner, Towne was awarded an honorary Seal of Biliteracy medallion of his own design and monetary prize. Towne’s classroom, home to Waianae High’s Searider Digital Media Program, will also receive a new graphics arts computer.
Hawaii students did well on challenging examshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/2015-SBA-results.aspxHawaii students did well on challenging exams"Here is the bottom line — public school students in Hawaii did better than experts expected on a test that measures far more complex knowledge than the old test did." This piece was penned by Terrence R. George and Harry Saunders, co-chairs of the Hawaii Business Roundtable Education Task Force.
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.
More Hawaii public school students college-readyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-Hawaii-Public-School-Students-Ready-for-College.aspxMore Hawaii public school students college-readyHONOLULU - More Hawaii public school students from the Class of 2012 enrolled in college compared to the previous year’s graduates, and they were better prepared for mathematics and English courses, new figures show.
Student inspires through dance, leadership, academicshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/jacob-ly.aspxStudent inspires through dance, leadership, academicsHawaii students in both public and private schools take the ACT college-entrance exam early in the school year. A perfect score is 36. And that’s exactly what Kalani High senior Jacob Ly achieved — all while balancing a 4.0 GPA, student activities and being one of the state’s top young dancers trained in classical ballet.
Spotlight: Waianae High — 'We're going to do better, and you're going to work at it'http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/CCRI15-Waianae-High.aspxSpotlight: Waianae High — 'We're going to do better, and you're going to work at it'Taking a closer look at some of the standout schools in the 2015 College & Career Readiness Indicators (CCRI) report, which looks at the performance of the Class of 2014 across a variety of key measurements, including proficiency, graduation, college-going and dual enrollment rates. Here we profile Waianae High School.

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