Search Results - All Related Articles




Graduation Requirements 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 — C2C 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.
World Languages LanguagesThe Hawaii Department of Education's World Languages Program consists of instruction in 11 languages including American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Hawaiian, Ilokano, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Samoan, or Spanish, at the elementary and secondary school levels.
Behavioral Supports SupportsSchools 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.
Next Generation Science Standards Generation Science StandardsThe Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) provide a framework for three-dimensional science teaching and learning in grades K-12 and set expectations for what students should be able to know and do in science. The NGSS were adopted by the Board of Education in February 2016 and will be fully implemented in schools by the 2019-20 school year.
Financial Literacy 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.
Learning Centers 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.
English Language Learners Language LearnersStudents with limited English language proficiency require support and targeted instruction. The Department provides these students with supplementary instructional and acculturation activities.
Malama Honua HonuaMālama Honua is the Worldwide Voyage of the Polynesian sailing canoe Hōkūle‘a, which spread learning grounded in culture and sustainability during its three-year, 60,000-mile journey around the earth. Mālama Honua is a journey of transformation and self-discovery that aims to inspire communities everywhere to rethink and engage. While this worldwide voyage has ended, the Educational Wa‘a sail on.
Arts 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 Learning 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.
STEM 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 Core 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.
Hawaiian Education 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 Outcomes OutcomesThe Department's General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) are the overarching goals of standards-based learning for all students in all grade levels.
Washington Middle School’s Sung Man Park named Hawaii’s 2017 State Teacher of the Year Middle School’s Sung Man Park named Hawaii’s 2017 State Teacher of the YearWashington Middle School teacher Sung Man Park was named Hawaii's 2017 State Teacher of the Year. The honor is presented annually to a classroom teacher selected from more than 11,000 educators within the Hawaii State Department of Education.
Hawaii secures grant to develop bold plan to improve career preparation systems for young people 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.
Seal of Biliteracy 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.
Graduation Requirements 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 Education 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)ā 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.
Internet safety 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.
Subject matter standards 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 Legislature 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.
Hawaii's public high school graduates improve in ACT college preparedness test scores'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.
Honolulu District Science Fair District Science FairThe Honolulu District Science Fair is modeled after the International Science and Engineering Fair and the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair. It is a partnership between Honolulu District schools and Kapiolani Community College. It's held annually in February.
Common Core FAQs Core FAQsAnswers to common questions about Hawaii's Common Core standards.
International Baccalaureate program hits milestone Baccalaureate program hits milestoneThe Department offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program at five schools. Beginning in 2013, the Department will feature the first full-fledged, kindergarten through 12th grade IB complex.
HA Community Days Community DaysSchool-community teams across the Islands collaborate on HĀ Community Days, with a goal to share HĀ and engage in discussions and activities to contextualize a learning framework and determine how to strengthen HĀ within and without HIDOE.
Family resources for Hawaii Common Core standards, assessments resources for Hawaii Common Core standards, assessmentsFamilies are key in student preparedness. New standards (Hawaii Common Core) and assessments (Smarter Balanced) are creating shifts in the classroom that involve more dynamic, evidence- and technology-based learning than what classes used to look like a generation ago. We encourage families to dig in to these resources to help students be ready to learn.

How do I...?


View all FAQ's

Strategic Plan 2017-2020

What do you think?

Supt. Kishimoto has identified three approaches to embrace this school year. Which are you most excited about?