Adult Education Program
The Department's program includes a variety of courses for adult learners, with integrated programs and services in the areas of basic education, hawaii adult community school diploma, family literacy, citizenship, workforce education and life enhancement. These courses are run out of the Department's 10 Community Schools for Adults (CSAs).
The two primary CSA campuses are at McKinley and Waipahu high schools, with eight satellite sites. Contact the school nearest you for class schedules, substitute courses, transcripts and education verification requests. (For general information about the Adult Education program, contact Hilary Apana-McKee or Deborah Miyao, at 808-305-9755.)
McKinley Community School (MCSA)||634 Pensacola Street|
Honolulu, HI 96814
|(808) 594-0540 ||(808) 594-0544 |
MCSA-Farrington Campus||1101 Kalihi Street|
Honolulu, HI 96819
|(808) 832-3595 ||(808) 832-3598 |
MCSA-Kauai Campus||3607A Lala Road, P-12|
Lihue, HI 96766
|(808) 274-3390 ||(808) 274-3393 |
MCSA-Maui Campus||179 Kaahumanu Avenue|
Kahului, HI 96732
|(808) 873-3082 ||(808) 873-3046 |
MCSA-Moanalua Campus||2825-A Ala Ilima Street|
Honolulu, HI 96818
|(808) 837-8466 ||(808) 831-7926 |
Waipahu Community School (WCSA)||94-1211 Farrington Highway|
Waipahu, HI 96797
|(808) 528-9577 ||(808) 675-0259 |
WCSA-Hilo Campus||155 W. Kawili St. P27|
Hilo, HI 96720
|(808) 974-4100 ||(808) 974-6170 |
WCSA-Kona Campus||74-5062 Onipaa Street|
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
|(808) 313-3032||(808) 327-4693 |
WCSA-Wahiawa Campus||1515 California Avenue|
Wahiawa, HI 96786
|(808) 305-3200 ||(808) 621-7765 |
WCSA-Windward Campus||730 Iliaina Street|
Kailua, HI 96734
|(808) 254-7955 ||(808) 254-7958 |
GED (General Educational Development) Program in Hawaii: The GED test provides a valid means of measuring the educational achievement of adults who have not graduated high school and of comparing their academic competence with that of high school graduates. Individuals who successfully complete the test battery will receive an official GED transcript and may qualify for the Hawaii Adult Community School Diploma. The diploma may provide graduates the opportunity to enter the military service, gain college admission, increase income, increase job qualifications or assist in obtaining work advancement.
Competency-Based Community School Diploma Program: Enables adult learners to become (1) functionally literate adults; (2) productive and contributing citizens/ community members; (3) effective family members; and (4) productive workers. The curriculum is aligned to the adult learner standards, Equipped for the Future, and the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System Life and Work competencies. Please review our program requirements.
Kupono Diploma Program: The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE)
Kupono Diploma Program grants honorary high school diplomas to World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans, and individuals whose schooling was interrupted due to internment in relocation camps during World War II.
GED Verification Requests made by verification vendors can be sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (808-733-4730). To ensure a prompt response, include a return email or fax number. If the individual making the request knows which campus they obtained their GED credentials from, please call the Community School directly using the directory above. For Saint Louis School inquiries, please call their registrar directly at 808-739-4729.
Substitute Teacher Course
The Department's CSAs coordinate the in-person substitute teacher course. (You may also choose to take the course online; contact the McKinley Community School.) You will need to have an Approval Notice from the school at which you wish to substitute teach before you can register for the course. Please review the information on our Substitute Teaching page. When you have your Approval Notice in hand, please contact the CSA close to you or McKinley CSA to register for the class.