Student Learning

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Subject matter standards

Expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.


Our Vision: “Hawaii’s students are educated, healthy and joyful lifelong learners who contribute positively to our community and global society.” Here you’ll find the goals, programs, standards and exams that we have cultivated in collaboration with teachers, parents, state and national leaders to make this vision a reality for Hawaii’s keiki.



Financial Literacy LiteracyHelping students to develop the capacity to manage financial resources effectively.
English Language Learners Language LearnersFor our multicultural state, we offer resources to support students new to English.
Malama Honua HonuaMālama Honua is a journey to inspire communities everywhere to rethink and engage.
Arts develop visually literate and aesthetically sensitive skills.
Future Ready Learning Ready LearningTeaching and learning is not confined to the four walls of a classroom.
STEM, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math education prepare children for the future.
Hawaii Common Core Common CoreEnglish Language Arts and literacy in history, science, technical subjects and math.
Hawaiian Education EducationLearn about Hawaiian Studies across the K-12 system, and our Hawaiian immersion schools.
Graduation Requirements RequirementsWhat students need to do to earn a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools.
Learner Outcomes OutcomesThe six goals we set for all students of public schools.
Behavioral Supports SupportsHow the Comprehensive Student Support System helps students meet their potential.
Next Generation Science Standards Generation Science StandardsA framework for three-dimensional science teaching and learning in grades K-12.
World Languages LanguagesThe Hawai'i DOE's program consists of instruction in 11 lanugages.
Connect to Careers — C2C to Careers — C2CAn industry-led coalition for Hawai‘i's economic future to prepare students for careers.

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Strategic Plan 2017-2020

What do you think?

Supt. Kishimoto has identified three approaches to embrace this school year. Which are you most excited about?