Charter Schools

Hawaii'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.

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

The mission of the State Public Charter School Commission​ is to authorize high-quality public charter schools throughout Hawaii. 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

​Strive HI Performance System Reports

The Hawaii State Department of Education annually evaluates the performance of public charter schools through the Strive HI Performance System. Strive HI reports provide a snapshot of key school progress indicators such as reading, math and science scores, achievement growth, student readiness, and more.

Click on the school years below to view Strive HI reports: (Note: Reports for schools marked with an asterisk are not publicly available due to small student populations. Instead, the school's Strive HI Index score and classification are listed).

  • ​Connections: 2013-14 Report​​ | 2012-13 Report
  • *Hakipu'u Learning Center: 2013-14 Report: 107; Priority​ I 2012-13 Report: 84; Priority​
  • *Halau Ku Mana: 2013-14 Report: 238; Continuous Improvement I 2012-13 Report: 133; Focus
  • *Halau Lokahi: 2013-14 Report​ I 2012-13 Report: 140​; Continuous Improvement
  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science: 2013-14 Report​​
  • *​Hawaii Technology Academy: 2013-14 Report​ I 2012-13 Report: 202; Focus
  • Innovations: 2013-14 Report​ I 2012-13 Report
  • *Ka 'Umeke Ka'eo: 2013-14 Report: 104; Priority​ I 2012-13 Report: 36; Priority
  • Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao: 2013-14 Report: ​146; Continuous Improvement​​ I 2012-13 Report
  • Kamaile Academy: 2013-14 Report​ | 2012-13 Report
  • *Kanu o ka 'Aina: 2013-14 Report: 213; Continuous Improvement I 2012-13 Report: 219; Continuous Improvement
  • *Kanuikapono Learning Center: 2013-14: 154; Continuous Improvement I 2012-13 Report: 135; Focus
  • *Kawaikini: 2013-14 Report: 202; Continuous Improvement  I 2012-13 Report: 158; Continuous Improvement
  • *Ke Ana La'ahana: 2013-14 Report: 170; Continuous Improvement​ I 2012-13 Report: 147; Continuous Improvement
  • *Ke Kula 'o Nawahiokalani'opu'u Iki Laboratory: 2013-14:​ 76; Priority​ I 2012-13 Report: 20; Priority
  • *Ke Kula 'o Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory: 2013-14 Report: ​202; Continuous Improvement I 2012-13 Report: 173; Continuous Improvement
  • *Ke Kula Ni'ihau O Kekaha Learning Center: 2013-14 Report: 151; Focus​ I 2012-13 Report: 72; Priority
  • *Kihei: 2013-14 Report​ I​ 2012-13 Report:​ 235; Focus
  • Kona Pacific PCS: 2013-14 Report​; Continuous Improvement
  • *Kua O Ka La: 2013-14 Report: 124; Continuous Improvement I 2012-13 Report: 135; Continuous Improvement
  • Kualapulu Elementary: 2013-14 Report​ I​ 2012-13 Report ​
  • *Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha: 2013-14 Report: 275; Continuous Improvement I 2012-13 Report: 238; Continuous Improvement
  • Lanikai Elementary: 2013-14 Report​ | ​2012-13 Report
  • *Laupahoehoe Community: 2013-14 Report: 158; Focus I 2012-13 Report: 202; Focus
  • Myron B. Thompson Academy: 2013-14 Report​ I 2012-13 Report
  • Na Wai Ola: 2013-14 Report​ I 2012-13 Report
  • School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability: 2013-14 Report​ (new school)
  • University Laboratory School: 2013-14 Report​ I 2012-13 Report​
  • Volcano School of Arts and Science: 2013-14 Report​​ I 2012-13 Report
  • Voyager: 2013-14 Report​ I 2012-13 Report​
  • Wai'alae Elementary: 2013-14 Report | 2012-13 Report
  • Waimea Middle: 2013-14 Report ​I 2012-13 Report​
  • West Hawaii Explorations Academy: 2013-14 Report I 2012-13 Report​

Contact Information

Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission

Phone: 808-586-3775

Email: info@spcsc.hawaii.gov

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