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 such as assessment scores, achievement growth and gap reduction, student readiness, and more. Learn more about Strive HI here. Note: 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

Connections

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Hakipu'u Learning Center *

Oahu

  • 2015-16 Report
  • 2014-15 Report: 91; Priority
  • 2013-14 Report: 107; Priority​
  • 2012-13 Report: 84; Priority​

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Halau Ku Mana *

Oahu

Pending

Hawaii Academy of
Arts & Science

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Hawaii Technology Academy *

Oahu

Pending

Innovations

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ka 'Umeke Kāʻeo *

Hawaii Island

  • 2015-16 Report
  • 2014-15 Report: 225; Priority
  • 2013-14 Report: 104; Priority
  • 2012-13 Report: 36; Priority

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao *

Oahu

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kamaile Academy

Oahu

2017-2020 Academic Plan

​Kamalani Academy​Oahu
  • ​Opened in 2017

Kanu o ka 'Aina

Hawaii Island

Pending

Kanuikapono

Kauai

  • 2015-16 Report​
  • 2014-15 Report: 100; Continuous Improvement
  • 2013-14 Report: 154; Continuous Improvement
  • 2012-13 Report: 135; Focus

2017-2020 Academic Plan

​Kā‘ohau School (formerly Lanikai Elementary PCS)

​Oahu  Pending
​Kapolei Charter School
(Goodwill Hawaii)
​Oahu
  • ​Opened in 2017

Kau Learning Academy
(Opened July 2015)

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kawaikini *

Kauai

  • 2015-16 Report
  • 2014-15 Report: 145; Continuous Improvement
  • 2013-14 Report: 202; Continuous Improvement
  • 2012-13 Report: 158; Continuous Improvement​

Pending

Ke Ana La'ahana *

Hawaii Island

  • 2015-16 Report
  • 2014-15 Report: 92; Continuous Improvement
  • 2013-14 Report: 170; Continuous Improvement
  • 2012-13 Report: 147; Continuous Improvement

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ke Kula Ni'ihau
O Kekaha Learning Center *

Kauai

  • 2015-16 Report
  • 2014-15 Report: 114; Focus
  • 2013-14 Report: 151; Focus
  • 2012-13 Report: 72; Priority

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ke Kula 'o Nawahiokalani'opu'u
Iki *

Hawaii Island

  • 2015-16 Report
  • 2014-15 Report: 110; Priority
  • 2013-14 Report:​ 76; Priority​
  • 2012-13 Report: 20; Priority

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Ke Kula 'o Samuel M. Kamakau *

Oahu

  • 2015-16 Report
  • 2014-15 Report: 252; Continuous Improvement
  • 2013-14 Report: ​202; Continuous Improvement
  • 2012-13 Report: 173; Continuous Improvement

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kihei *

Maui

Pending

Kona Pacific

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kua O Ka La

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kualapu‘u

Molokai

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA) *

Kauai

  • 2015-16 Report
  • 2014-15 Report: 162; Continuous Improvement
  • 2013-14 Report: 275; Continuous Improvement
  • 2012-13 Report: 238; Continuous Improvement

Pending

Laupahoehoe Community *

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Mālama Honua
(Opened July 2014)

Oahu

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Oahu

Pending

Nā Wai Ola

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS)

Oahu

Pending

University Laboratory School

Oahu

Pending

Volcano School of Arts and Science

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

Voyager

Oahu

Pending

Wai'alae Elementary

Oahu

Pending

Waimea Middle

Hawaii Island

2017-2020 Academic Plan

West Hawai‘i Explorations Academy

Hawaii Island

Pending

Contact Information

Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission

Phone: 808-586-3775

Email: info@spcsc.hawaii.gov

Strategic Plan 2017-2020

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