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Path to graduation

How to earn a diploma from Hawai‘i's public high schools.

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


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Coming to Hawai‘i

About 8 percent of our students are military connected. Get resources here.

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


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Looking for qualified teachers and other professionals for schools, offices.

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


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2030 Promise Plan

Help the Hawai‘i DOE deliver on five promises to our haumana by 2030.

Mahalo for your interest in the 2030 Promise Plan, which will guide Hawai‘i's public school system from 2020 to 2030. We have iden...


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Feeding keiki

Nutritious 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...


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

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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.




Grow Our Own Our OwnAs part of our multi-pronged approach to teacher retention and recruitment, HIDOE has teamed up with UH College of Education to offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teacher Education in Secondary Education to Hawai‘i residents - with full tuition reimbursement! Read on to learn more about this program that's been the subject of critical acclaim, including front-page coverage in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submission‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submissionThe Hawaii State Department of Education has taken immediate steps to correct erroneous data that was submitted for the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection. A comprehensive version of the revised data set will be released pending guidance from the Federal level as well as verification from the third-party vendor.
Professional string musicians inspire Niu Valley Middle students with performances and advice string musicians inspire Niu Valley Middle students with performances and adviceStudents were treated to performances and words of wisdom from classically trained string musicians.
Hawaii DOE | August 2019 DOE | August 2019Monthly print and digital newsletter. Each issue features new stories from across our public school system and conversations from HIDOE alumni, staff and students about what makes them #PublicSchoolProud.
Welcome to School Year 2019-20! to School Year 2019-20!Message from Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto: As we welcome back students to our schools this week, I invite you to view this "Kick Off Your Year" video to build on the positive momentum we've seen in the last year and get grounded in the exciting work to come with our next strategic plan.
Public input sought on amendment to Hawaiʻi's ESSA Consolidated State Plan input sought on amendment to Hawaiʻi's ESSA Consolidated State PlanIn December 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) informed the Hawaii State Department of Education that its methodology to identify schools’ student subgroups for additional targeted support and improvement (A-TSI) as described in its approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan did not meet federal requirements. As a result, Hawaii will submit an amendment. A public feedback window closed Aug. 16.

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HawaiiPay HawaiiPay project is led by the Dept. of Accounting and General Services in partnership with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to modernize payroll and time & attendance systems serving roughly 63,000 full- and part-time employees statewide.
Subject matter standards matter standardsBelow is a list of the standards that the Hawaii DOE use to ensure students are being exposed to rigorous and age-appropriate benchmarks of learning. Standards are not curriculum, but expectations of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Visit our Learning Design site to learn more about curriculum design aligned to standards.
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.
Substitute teacher reporting system teacher reporting systemThe Department uses a digital accounting system — The Teacher-Substitute Employee Automated System (TSEAS) — for schools to report, update and/or cancel teacher absences, which send automatic notifications to registered substitutes to alert them of work opportunities.
Homeschooling Department has a legitimate interest in and responsibility for the appropriate education of all school age children in the State of Hawaii and recognizes homeschooling as an alternative to compulsory school attendance. Homeschooling is a parent-initiated educational alternative.
About this website, Staff Intranet this website, Staff IntranetInformation about the Department's public website and Staff Intranet, which were built to fulfill communications goals of the Strategic Plan.

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