Charter Schools

Hawai'i's public charter schools are operated and managed by independent governing boards. They operate under a performance contract with the State Public Charter School Commission. If you're interested in learning more about Hawaii's charter schools, please connect with the Charter School Commission.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the Charter School commission

The mission of the State Public Charter School Commission​ is to authorize high-quality public charter schools throughout Hawai'i. The Commission a​pproves quality applications for new charter schools and monitors the performance and legal compliance of existing charter schools. The major responsibilities of the Charter School commission include:

  • Providing assistance and support for the development, growth, progress, and success of the charter schools and the charter school system;
  • Determining charter school and charter school system needs through analysis and providing recommendations on charter school issues;
  • Serving as an advocate for the charter schools and the charter school system and representing them in communications with the Board of Education, governor and Legislature;
  • Acting as a liaison, conduit, mediator and facilitator between the charter schools and state agencies; and
  • Preparing and executing the overall charter school system budget and allocating and distributing both state and federal funds to the charter schools.

If you have questions about Hawai'i's charter schools, you're encouraged to reach out to the Commission:

1111 Bishop Street, Suite 516, Honolulu, HI 96813
info@spcsc.hawaii.gov
Tel: 808-586-3775
Fax: 808-586-3776

​Strive HI reports, Academic Plans

HIDOE annually evaluates the performance of all public schools, including charters, through the Strive HI Performance System. Strive HI reports provide a snapshot of key school progress indicators. Learn more about Strive HI here, and view the annotated report for guidance in reading the 2017-18 report. Note: Some reports for schools marked with an asterisk are not publicly available due to small student populations.

Every school develops an Academic Plan as part of collaborative process with its School Community Council, staff and Complex Area. ​The three-year plan provides structure for a school's plans for improvement, achievement and innovation. The companion one-year financial plan outlines anticipated expenditures to realize the vision of the Academic Plan. Both are aligned to the state's 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.


SCHOOL

ISLAND

STRIVE HI RESULTS

ACADEMIC PLAN

​Alakaʻi O Kauaʻi PCS

​Kauaʻi
2018-19

Connections PCS

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | ​2013-14 | 2012-13

2017-2020 Academic Plan

​DreamHouse ʻEwa Beach
​Oʻahu

Hakipu'u Learning Center*

​Oʻahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 91; Priority | 2013-14: 107; Priority​ | 2012-13: 84; Priority​

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Hālau Kū Māna PCS*

ahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | ​
2013-14: 238; Continuous Improvement | 2012-13: 133; Focus​

Pending

Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts & Science PCS

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | ​2013-14

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Hawaiʻi Technology Academy*

ahu

2018-192017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | ​2013-14 | 2012-13: 202; Focus

Pending

Innovations PCS

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | ​2013-14 | 2012-13

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ka 'Umeke Kāʻeo*

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 225; Priority | 2013-14: 104; Priority | 2012-13: 36; Priority

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao PCS*

​Oʻahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14: ​146; Continuous Improvement​​ | 2012-13

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kamaile Academy PCS

ahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

2017-2020 Academic Plan

​Kamalani Academy Charter School
(Opened in 2017)

​​Oʻahu

2018-19​2017-18

Kanu o ka 'Āina New Century PCS*

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | ​2013-14: 213; Continuous Improvement | 2012-13: 219; Continuous Improvement

Pending

Kanuikapono PCS*

Kauaʻi

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 100; Continuous Improvement | 2013-14: 154; Continuous Improvement | 2012-13: 135; Focus

2017-2020 Academic Plan

​Kaʻōhao School (formerly Lanikai Elementary PCS)

ahu 

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | ​2013-14 | ​2012-13

Pending
​The Kapolei Charter School by Goodwill Hawaiʻi (Opened in 2017)

​​Oʻahu

2018-19​2017-18

Kaʻū Learning Academy

(Opened July 2015, charter revoked July 2018)

Hawaiʻi Island

2017-182016-17 | 2015-16

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kawaikini New Century PCS*

Kauaʻi

2018-19 | 2017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 145; Continuous Improvement | 2013-14: 202; Continuous Improvement | 2012-13: 158; Continuous Improvement​

Pending

Ke Ana La'ahana PCS*

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 92; Continuous Improvement | 2013-14: 170; Continuous Improvement | 2012-13: 147; Continuous Improvement

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ke Kula Niihau
O Kekaha Learning Center*

Kauaʻi

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 114; Focus | 2013-14: 151; Focus | 2012-13: 72; Priority

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ke Kula ‘o Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki, LPCS*

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 110; Priority | 2013-14:​ 76; Priority | 2012-13: 20; Priority

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau, LPCS*

​Oʻahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 252; Continuous Improvement | 2013-14: ​202; Continuous Improvement | 2012-13: 173; Continuous Improvement

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kihei Charter School*

Maui

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13:​ 235; Focus

Pending

Kona Pacific PCS

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kua o ka Lā New Century PCS*

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14: 124; Continuous Improvement | 2012-13: 135; Continuous Improvement​

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kualapuʻu School: A Public Conversion Charter

Molokaʻi

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA) A New Century PCS*

Kauaʻi

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15: 162; Continuous Improvement | 2013-14: 275; Continuous Improvement | 2012-13: 238; Continuous Improvement

Pending

Laupāhoehoe Community PCS*

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14: 158; Focus | 2012-13: 202; Focus

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Mālama Honua PCS
(Opened July 2014)

ahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Myron B. Thompson Academy

​Oʻahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

Pending

Nā Wai Ola PCS

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-18 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

2017-2020 Academic Plan

SEEQS: The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability

​Oʻahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14

Pending

University Laboratory School

ahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

Pending

The Volcano School of Arts & Science

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Voyager: A Public Charter School

ahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

Pending

Wai'alae Elementary PCS

​Oʻahu

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 2012-13

Pending

Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

2017-2020 Academic Plan

West Hawai‘i Explorations Academy

Hawaiʻi Island

2018-192017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | ​2013-14 | 2012-13

Pending

Contact Information

Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission

Phone: 808-586-3775

Email: info@spcsc.hawaii.gov

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