Athletics

The Department offers 20 interscholastic sports each school year — everything from air riflery to wrestling — and recently launched an intermediate athletics program for middle schools. Studies suggest a strong correlation between participating in athletics and academic success. Students participating in extracurricular activities must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average, and be passing in courses required for graduation.

​​Interscholastic Athletics

Teams representing public schools participate as part of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association and compete in various leagues by island: the Big Island Interscholastic Federation, Kauai Interscholastic Federation, Maui Interscholastic League and the Oahu Interscholastic Association.

BOYS SPORTS GIRLS SPORTS
  • Air Riflery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Canoe Paddling
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Judo
  • Soccer
  • Soft Tennis
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Air Riflery
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Canoe Paddling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Judo
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Soft Tennis
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

Intermediate Athletics

In an effort to increase learning opportunities among 7th- and 8th-graders, the Department launched an Intermediate Athletics initiative in Nanakuli-Waianae and Kau-Keaau-Pahoa complexes in October 2012. Participants are also enrolled in the After-School All-Star program that provides them with academic support through tutorials and homework assistance. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to be in the program.

  • Nanakuli High & Intermediate: Boys: Football, Basketball. Girls: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer.
  • Waianae Intermediate: Boys: Football, Basketball. Girls: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer.
  • Kau High & Pahala Elementary: Boys: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer. Girls: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer
  • Keaau Middle: Boys: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer. Girls: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer.
  • Pahoa High & Intermediate: Boys: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer. Girls: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer

The Intermediate Athletics program was made possible through generous donations from community partners totaling $750,000, which was used for equipment, transportation, officials and coach stipends.

  • McInerny Foundation: $175,000
  • James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation: $150,000
  • Duane Kurisu: $150,000
  • Bank of Hawaii: $100,000
  • Kamehameha Schools: $100,000
  • First Hawaiian Bank: $50,000
  • Island Insurance Foundation and others: $15,000
  • Keith and Bonny Amemiya: $10,000

In addition, Roberts Hawaii School Bus agreed to provide free ground transportation for all sports competitions involving the participating schools.

REACH
In 2015, REACH (Resources for Enrichment, Academics/Athletics, Culture and Health) absorbed and funded the Middle/Intermediate School Athletics Initiative as a core component and is providing ongoing funding to schools. Learn more.​

Athletic Health Care Trainers

The Department's Athletic Health Care Trainers (AHCT) program provides injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, injury or illness referral, follow-up evaluation, reconditioning, education and counseling of high school students and student athletes. The program is charged with administering the Department's Concussion Management Program (CMP).

Contact Information

Karen Iha

Phone: 808-421-4394

Email: Karen.Iha@k12.hi.us

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