Adult Education

The Adult Education Program offers a variety of courses for adult learners including basic education, English literacy and civics, and General Educational Development (GED).

​​​​​​​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.​

Classes offered

Locations

The two primary Community School campuses are at McKinley and Waipahu high schools, with eight satellite sites.

Island School Address Phone Fax
Oahu McKinley Community School (MCSA)634 Pensacola Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 594-0540 (808) 594-0544
Oahu MCSA-Farrington Campus
1101 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 832-3595 (808) 832-3598
Kauai MCSA-Kauai Campus3607A Lala Road, P-12
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 274-3390 (808) 274-3393
Maui MCSA-Maui Campus179 Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 873-3082 (808) 873-3046
Oahu MCSA-Moanalua Campus2825-A Ala Ilima Street
Honolulu, HI 96818
(808) 837-8466 (808) 831-7926
Oahu Waipahu Community School (WCSA)94-1211 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI 96797
(808) 528-9577 (808) 675-0259
Hawaii WCSA-Hilo Campus155 W. Kawili St. P27
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-4100 (808) 974-6170
Hawaii WCSA-Kona Campus74-5000 Puohulihuli Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 327-4692 (808) 327-4693
Oahu WCSA-Wahiawa Campus1515 California Avenue
Wahiawa, HI 96786
(808) 305-3200 (808) 621-7765
Oahu WCSA-Windward Campus730 Iliaina Street
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 254-7955 (808) 254-7958

Degrees

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.

Be sure to review our Frequently Asked Questions about the Hawaii Adult Community School Diploma.

​Vocational school licensing

The Department is responsible for the licensing of private trade, vocational and technical schools. You can learn more about the process and download ​relevant forms on this page.​

Contact Information

Annette Young-Ogata, Deborah Miyao

Phone: 808-305-9779

Email: annette_young-ogata@hawaiidoe.org

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