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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.
Connect to Careers — C2Chttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/C2CConnect to Careers — C2CC2C is an industry-led coalition for Hawai‘i's economic future to collaboratively prepare students for success in high-skill, in-demand careers at both state and regional levels. It is a business-led effort with aligned K-16 curriculum and opportunities that will be tracked for effectiveness via data and industry feedback. Partners include employers, state educational systems, funders, and workforce and economic development agencies.
Financial Literacyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/FinLitFinancial LiteracyFinancial literacy is the capacity, based on knowledge, skills and access, to manage financial resources effectively. To develop this capacity, individuals must have appropriate access to and understanding of financial products, services, and concepts.
English Language Learnershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/EnglishLanguageLearnersEnglish Language LearnersStudents with limited English language proficiency require support and targeted instruction. The Department provides these students with supplementary instructional and acculturation activities.
Malama Honuahttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/MHMalama HonuaMālama Honua is the Worldwide Voyage of the Polynesian sailing canoe Hōkūle‘a, with a mission to spread learning grounded in culture and sustainability. It is a journey of transformation and self-discovery that aims to inspire communities everywhere to rethink and engage. The Hōkūle‘a returned to Honolulu after sailing 60,000 nautical miles. While this worldwide voyage has ended, the Educational Wa‘a sail on.
Personalized Learninghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/PersonalizedLearningPersonalized LearningSchools use the Comprehensive Student Support System to provide proactive, positive, customized and timely interventions, services and support — compassionately — so all students will succeed to their greatest potential.
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.
Artshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/ArtsArtsArts programs at our public schools teach students to see and understand the world around them, and interpret that understanding through their own unique lens. Students develop visually literate and aesthetically sensitive skills.
Future Ready Learninghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Future-ReadyFuture Ready LearningTeaching and learning is not confined to the four walls of a classroom and the structure of a bell schedule. With the right tools, supports and professional practice, teachers will engage more students in blended learning environments and prepare them for a future of college, career and community readiness.
STEMhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/StemSTEMSTEM education integrates the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics by using scientific inquiry and engineering design as unifying processes. STEM emphasizes innovation and the development of problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Emphasizing arts creates engaging new pathways for learning.
Hawaii Common Corehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/CommonCoreStateStandardsHawaii Common CoreHawaii Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and careers when they graduate. They align with college and workforce expectations, are clear and consistent, include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills, are evidence-based, and are informed by standards in top-performing countries.
Learning Centershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/LearningCentersLearning CentersThe Department's Learning Centers Program provides students and their parents with greater academic choice by creating distinctive, specialized and excellent programs within public education. Learning Centers are established within our schools with each Learning Center organized around a single theme or focus area.
Hawaiian Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducationHawaiian EducationHawai'i is the only state in the United States that has designated a native language, Hawaiian, as one of its two official state languages. In 1987, in light of the Hawai'i State Constitution mandate to promote the study of Hawaiian culture, language and history, the Department of Education established the Hawaiian Studies Program and the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program, Ka Papahana Kaiapuni Hawai'i.
Learner Outcomeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/LearnerOutcomesLearner OutcomesThe Department's General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) are the overarching goals of standards-based learning for all students in all grade levels.
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.
Community partnerships with public schools thriving in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Community-Partnerships-Thrive.aspxCommunity partnerships with public schools thriving in HawaiiIn caring for our children, many have heard the saying, “It takes a village.” That saying holds true in public education, where community partners support Hawaii’s commitment to developing young minds through grants and projects that enrich the learning environment.
New assessment scores show promise for public school achievementhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/sba-scores.aspxNew assessment scores show promise for public school achievementIn its first year of administering a new, more rigorous test, Hawaii’s students continue to move in the right direction in meeting higher expectations for college and career readiness. HIDOE today released statewide Smarter Balanced Assessments test scores in mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy.
Internet safetyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/Internet-safety.aspxInternet safetyInternet safety is being aware of victimizing issues online such as being ripped off, disrespected, bullied, harrassed, scammed or stalked while online. We nurture a safe digital learning environment in our schools. This means promoting the idea of digital citizenship, defined as being a responsible, safe and ethical user of digital and internet technologies.
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.
Career and Technical Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/C2C/Pages/CTE.aspxCareer and Technical EducationA curricular and assessments program to ensure students fully develop their career and academic potential. It includes six articulated career pathways with dozens of programs of study. Students can earn dual credits for college. The CTE Performance Based Assessments evaluate students' ability to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in their programs of study.
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.
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.
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.
Future Ready Learning presentation to Legislaturehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Pages/FRLHILeg.aspxFuture Ready Learning presentation to LegislatureTo scale the Department's digital learning pilot statewide, funds are being sought in the 2015-17 fiscal biennium budget and other sources. The Department briefed a joint session of the education committees of the State Legislature on February 20 to review results of the 1-to-1 digital device pilot program.
Kaiapuni schools — Hawaiian language immersionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/Hawaiian-language-immersion-schools.aspxKaiapuni schools — Hawaiian language immersionThe Department contributes to Hawaiian language revitalization by providing for K-12 Hawaiian language education. Kaiapuni schools deliver instruction exclusively through the medium of Hawaiian language until grade 5, whereupon English is formally introduced.
History of Hawaiian educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/History-of-the-Hawaiian-Education-program.aspxHistory of Hawaiian educationEducation in Hawaii started as Hawaiian-language medium education. After the language was banned in 1896, it would not be heard in schools for four generations. The Hawaiian renaissance of the 1970s provided the spark to re-establish cultural and language-based learning.
No ka Papahana Kaiapunihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/Kaiapuni-program.aspxNo ka Papahana KaiapuniMai ka makahiki 1987 a i ke ao nei ka lōʻihi o ka Papahana Kaiapuni ma ka ʻOihana Hoʻonaʻauao, a ʻoiai he ala kīkeʻekeʻe ka ulu ʻana o ke kaiapuni, he makepono loa ka loaʻa. Haʻaheo wale aku nō ke ʻOihana Hoʻonaʻauao i ka nui o nā kula kaiapuni a me ke kaulana o ka papahana i ʻō a ʻō no ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻana i nā keiki ma ka ʻōlelo ʻōiwi o Hawaiʻi nei a no ke komo pū i ka hoʻōla ʻana i ia ʻōlelo a nohona o nēia ʻāina.
Hawaiian Studieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/HawaiianEducation/Pages/HSP.aspxHawaiian StudiesHawaiian Studies is a K-12 program that provides curriculum support and resources in the instruction and learning of Hawaiian culture, history and language. This may include integration of Hawaiian concepts and content into classroom lessons delivered by teachers and/or school-level Cultural Personnel Resources.
Common Core FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/CommonCoreStateStandards/Pages/FAQs.aspxCommon Core FAQsAnswers to common questions about Hawaii's Common Core standards.
STEM: Tech Toolshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Stem/Pages/tech-tools.aspxSTEM: Tech ToolsPlacing technology into the classroom without thoughtful, strategic implementation is ineffective (and even irresponsible), but implementing technology with purposeful planning can transform the learning experience of an entire class. Here are some STEM edtech tools (mostly free!) for you to use. (If you're not sure where to start, try the crowd favorites that are marked with an asterisk*.)

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