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Path to graduation

What students need to do to earn a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools.

Academic and performance requirements to obtain a diploma from Hawaii's public high schools, from the basics to honors recognition...


Military Families

Coming to Hawaii

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. PCS-ing to Hawaii? Resources here.

The Department works with the Interstate Compact to smooth the experience for military families who enroll their children in Hawai...


Job opportunities

We're hiring!

Looking for Highly Qualified teachers, specialists and more for our schools and offices.

Welcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists an...



Connect to Careers

An industry-led coalition for Hawai‘i's economic future to prepare students for careers.

C2C is an industry-led coalition for Hawai‘i's economic future to collaboratively prepare students for success in high-skill, in-d...


Free & Reduced Price Lunch

Feeding keiki

Nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches are available to qualifying children.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential chi...


Strategic Plan

Hawai‘i's action plan to deliver excellence in education for all keiki.

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Strive HI System

Tracking progress in our schools to support success for all students.

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Effective teaching

Our evaluation system supports teachers in their professional practice.

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Computer Science education

Computer Science for Hawai‘i

Computer Science (CS) is much more than using a computer and coding. It’s multidisciplinary and provides a platform for fun, relevant, and engaging learning. Hawai‘i has a draft action plan to address how to implement CS learning in all our schools with fidelity and equity that also reflects the urgency of preparing students for in-demand and lucrative careers in CS fields and beyond.




School's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continues's out for summer, but eruption vigilance continuesComplex Area Superintendent Chad Keone Farias of the Ka'u-Kea'au-Pahoa Complex Area authored this piece about the ongoing eruption at Kīlauea and preparing for the upcoming school year. It ran in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today.
Leilehua High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship High JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship​After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Leilehua High School Mighty Mules JROTC Leadership Team will compete at the championship event in Washington, D.C. The team is composed of Cadet Kassandra Black, Cadet Darlene Pozas, Cadet Jacob Huerta and Cadet Carlos Loeza.
Hawaii State Public Library System kicks off Summer Reading Program State Public Library System kicks off Summer Reading ProgramRock reading with the Hawaii State Public Library System this summer and win fantastic prizes from Alaska Airlines, Pizza Hut, and more. Help them reach their statewide goal of 13 million minutes read from June 2 through July 14.
Culture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III Elementary of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III ElementaryWith a mission of “Empowering students to improve the future,” King Kamehameha III Elementary has seen its achievement steadily climb in all subjects while maintaining high levels of growth. Principal Steve Franz says the school promotes a culture that values growth and teachers take ownership of all students.
June 2018 Education Update 2018 Education UpdateMonthly print newsletter featuring the top stories from across Hawaii's public schools, distributed to schools and the Board of Education. In this edition: Breaking ground on a new middle school in Kapolei, Honowai El recognized as U.S. DOE Green Ribbon School for extensive sustainability efforts, graduating senior Ethan Kwon on the importance of financial literacy, Briggs named U.S. Presidential Scholar, more stories.
Supt's Corner: June 2018's Corner: June 2018From Supt. Christina Kishimoto: State offices have been planning for next school year for the past several weeks. Here are some key areas of focus based on developments this year.

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Oahu Map MapOahu is comprised of four districts — Honolulu, Windward, Central and Leeward — with nine Complex Areas, each with two or three Complexes. A complex is a high school plus the regional elementary and middle schools that feed into it.
Out-of-state teacher recruitment schedule teacher recruitment scheduleThank you for your interest in teaching at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). Our out-of-state recruitment trips for positions for the 2018-19 school year are finished. Please sign up to be notified of upcoming trips.
Teacher Application FAQs Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
2018 graduation dates graduation datesApproximately 11,000 students are expected to walk in graduation ceremonies across the Islands on the dates and locations below.
Public schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and younger schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerBeginning in early June, the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program will be available at 69 public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and under. Breakfast and lunch meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 11 (King Kamehameha Day) and July 4 (Independence Day).
Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ)ā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) A Department-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 4 - HOLIDAY: Independence Day - Federal holiday: Schools and offices are closed.
Jul 31 - Teachers' First Day - First day of work for teachers for 2018-19 School Year.
Aug 6 - Students' First Day - First day of the 2018-19 school year for students. First quarter runs 43 days, ends Oct. 5.