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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DOE guidelines for free and reduced-price meals releasedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-guidelines-for-free-and-reduced-price-meals-released.aspxDOE guidelines for free and reduced-price meals releasedThe guidelines allow families to determine whether they are eligible to apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits for their children.
Report shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching, learninghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Access-Learning-Year-1-report.aspxReport shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching, learningA first-year report on the Department's Access Learning pilot shows the initiative is helping to reduce burden on teachers, increase student engagement and responsibility, and improve parents’ support of public schools.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center connects students to a legend http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Partners/Pages/MACC.aspxMaui Arts & Cultural Center connects students to a legend Thanks to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center's Artists in the Community program, students at Baldwin High's Performing Arts Learning Center got to spend some time with legendary singer Al Jarreau.
Inspire E-news: July 2014http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/Inspire/Pages/July-2014.aspxInspire E-news: July 2014Get inspired with good news stories about our students, educators, schools and more. In this issue: Hawaii impresses at the 2014 international science fair, CAS Ruth Silberstein is honored, Waianae cleans up at regional high school Emmys, more.
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.

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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.
Hawaii Island Maphttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/Hawaii-Island-Map.aspxHawaii Island Map
DOE guidelines for free and reduced-price meals releasedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-guidelines-for-free-and-reduced-price-meals-released.aspxDOE guidelines for free and reduced-price meals releasedThe guidelines allow families to determine whether they are eligible to apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits for their children.
Report shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching, learninghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Access-Learning-Year-1-report.aspxReport shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching, learningA first-year report on the Department's Access Learning pilot shows the initiative is helping to reduce burden on teachers, increase student engagement and responsibility, and improve parents’ support of public schools.

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