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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Moving up

2013 Report Card

50th State leads the nation in statistically significant gains in math and reading.

Hawaii’s fourth- and eighth-graders continue to progress in mathematics and reading; and for the first time, the state’s fourth gr...

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Educators matter

Teacher evaluations

Supporting educators to improve student outcomes — get updates on changes for 2014-15.

The Educator Effectiveness System (EES) is a comprehensive evaluation system that sets clear expectations for effective teaching, ...

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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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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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Testing

Our series of student exams includes the State Assessment, ACT and End of Course exams.

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Featured Article

Malama Honua

Mālama Honua is the Worldwide Voyage of the Polynesian sailing canoes Hōkule‘ā and Hikianalia, with a mission to explore and spread learning grounded in culture, leadership, navigation, ocean, sustainability and voyaging. It is a journey of transformation and self-discovery that aims to inspire communities everywhere to rethink and engage.

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Hawaii State Board of Education welcomes new student memberhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/Danson-Honda.aspxHawaii State Board of Education welcomes new student memberThe Board welcomes Danson Honda, incoming senior at Pearl City High School, as its student representative for the 2014-15 school year.
The Department recognizes, rewards data championshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Data-Champs.aspxThe Department recognizes, rewards data championsSelect educators who have demonstrated leadership in data usage toward student and staff success earn $5,000 to bolster their efforts.
Donor Profile: Sue D. Cooleyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Sue-Cooley.aspxDonor Profile: Sue D. CooleyAfter contributing nearly 80 percent of the construction cost for the Lahainaluna High School stadium on Maui, Sue D. Cooley will have the structure named after her following the Board of Education's unanimous agreement.
Volunteer Profile: Herb Lee, Jr.http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Volunteers/Pages/Herb-Lee.aspxVolunteer Profile: Herb Lee, Jr.Passion and perseverance describe Herb Lee, Jr., a former King Intermediate student who develops curriculum that perpetuates ancient Hawaiian culture while aligning with modern education. He's taught some 3,500 teachers and touched the lives of 75,000 students statewide during the past several years.
Department reminds parents about kindergarten requirementshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/kindergarten-reminder.aspxDepartment reminds parents about kindergarten requirementsWith public school slated to start in a month on August 1, the Department is reminding parents about the new kindergarten requirements. Starting this school year, children must be 5 years old on or before July 31 to enter kindergarten. Also, kindergarten is now mandatory in the State of Hawaii. Children who meet the age eligibility requirements for kindergarten may enroll in school anytime.
DOE teacher fellows program to advance public educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-teacher-fellows-program-to-advance-public-education.aspxDOE teacher fellows program to advance public educationOutstanding teacher fellows will voice teacher input on the Hawaii Common Core and implementation of other key initiatives meant to elevate the teaching profession and increase student achievement.

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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.
DOE teacher fellows program to advance public educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-teacher-fellows-program-to-advance-public-education.aspxDOE teacher fellows program to advance public educationOutstanding teacher fellows will voice teacher input on the Hawaii Common Core and implementation of other key initiatives meant to elevate the teaching profession and increase student achievement.
The Department recognizes, rewards data championshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Data-Champs.aspxThe Department recognizes, rewards data championsSelect educators who have demonstrated leadership in data usage toward student and staff success earn $5,000 to bolster their efforts.
Hawaii Island Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Hawaii-Island-Map.aspxHawaii Island Map

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