The Department provides standards-based, online classes for students grades 8-12 enrolled at any Hawaii public school (including charter schools) in addition to their regular classes. E-School students are guided through their courses by state-certified teachers. At any hour of the day, students can log into the class, work on assignments and projects, and then submit work to be graded. Teachers evaluate student work and send back grades and comments. Teachers and students also communicate with the course-messaging tool to check on progress or answer questions. Students interact and collaborate with each other through blogs, discussion forums, virtual classrooms, and other communication tools offered in the course management system.
Courses offered include Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Career & Technical Education, Fine Arts and Health, as well as Advanced Placement courses. To take an E-School online course during the regular school year, students must meet with their
School Site Facilitator.