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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Lunch

Free & Reduced Price

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...

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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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Department releases Educator Effectiveness System results from School Year 2013-14http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/EES-update-to-BOE.aspxDepartment releases Educator Effectiveness System results from School Year 2013-14Nearly all of the Department's teachers have been rated "effective" or "highly effective" based on results from the first full year of implementation of the EES. Changes have been implemented for SY 2014-15 to streamline and simplify the process for teachers and administrators.
Profile: Jump Starthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/Profile-Jump-Start.aspxProfile: Jump StartOne of the ways in which public schools help support motivated students toward their career goals is through partnerships with the University of Hawaii system. One such program, Jump Start, was profiled in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. That report follows.
Leadership in the face of the stormhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/disaster-response.aspxLeadership in the face of the stormMany DOE schools are designated shelters for communities during disasters such as the recent hurricane strike of Hawaii Island. A look at how administrators organize and lead their school communities through these efforts, and a special shout-out to the staff who went above and beyond the call of duty last week.
Kindergartners today have a bright futurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/CF-kindergarten.aspxKindergartners today have a bright futureWhat can the Class of 2027 expect? Educational transformation means good news for parents and children — graduates can have rewarding careers and grow into true citizens of Hawaii.
Schools to resume on Monday, Waiakea High to resume Tuesdayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/iselle-update-3.aspxSchools to resume on Monday, Waiakea High to resume TuesdayAll public schools will be in session on Monday except for Waiakea High, where an estimated 400 individuals sought shelter from Hurricane Iselle. All Waiakea High staff will report to work on Monday to get the school back in order for students' return on Tuesday.
Storm forces closure of all public schools, offices on Fridayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Storm-forces-closure-of-all-public-schools-on-Friday.aspxStorm forces closure of all public schools, offices on FridayPublic schools and offices will be closed Aug. 8 due to severe weather associated with Hurricane Iselle. Employees also will not report to work so they may prepare for the storm.

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Department extends closures on Hawaii Island, Maui County through Fridayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/iselle-closures-update.aspxDepartment extends closures on Hawaii Island, Maui County through FridayAll schools on Hawaii Island, Maui, Lanai and Molokai are closed tomorrow and Friday. Additional announcements for other islands will be made as needed, based on information from state and county emergency officials, as Pacific storms approach. Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall on Hawaii Island Thursday.
Storm forces closure of all public schools, offices on Fridayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Storm-forces-closure-of-all-public-schools-on-Friday.aspxStorm forces closure of all public schools, offices on FridayPublic schools and offices will be closed Aug. 8 due to severe weather associated with Hurricane Iselle. Employees also will not report to work so they may prepare for the storm.
Department announces school closures on Hawaii Island, Maui County http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/iselle-closures.aspxDepartment announces school closures on Hawaii Island, Maui County Precautions are being taken in advance of storms that are expected to impact the Islands over the next few days. Please check back for updates as Iselle and Julio advance.
Oahu Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Oahu-Map.aspxOahu Map
Schools to resume on Monday, Waiakea High to resume Tuesdayhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/iselle-update-3.aspxSchools to resume on Monday, Waiakea High to resume TuesdayAll public schools will be in session on Monday except for Waiakea High, where an estimated 400 individuals sought shelter from Hurricane Iselle. All Waiakea High staff will report to work on Monday to get the school back in order for students' return on Tuesday.
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.

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