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The Hawai‘i public school system supports distance- and online-learning opportunities for its students through online charter schools, student support programs such as E-School, and partnership programs with state community colleges and universities. E-School grows access for students who want to take Advanced Placement, Computer Science, or other courses that may not yet be available at their home campus.


​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:

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: Biology (Oahu only), Calculus AB, Chemistry (Oahu only), Chinese, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1 (Oahu only), Physics 2 (Oahu only), Psychology, Statistics, US Government & Politics, World History

New in SY 2019-2020: The E-School Program is offering six Computer Science classes online for SY 2019-2020 — five year-long classes for high school students and one semester class for middle school students. Registration begins Aug. 5 and ends Aug. 8. Connect with your school counselor to register. Questions can be directed to eschool@hawaiidoe.k12.hi.us.

To take an E-School online course during the regular school year, students must meet with their School Site Facilitator​. ​​

Acceptable Use Guidelines

Anyone granted use of Department computers, networks or internet services must review the Department's rules governing such use. Access to these resources is a privilege, not a right.

Contact Information

Kammie Hayashibara, Ed.D.

Phone: 808-305-9785

Email: eschool@hawaiidoe.k12.hi.us

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