Waiakea High

​​​About this school

Waiākea High is organized into five smaller learning community academies. All students are enrolled in the freshmen academy in grade 9, prior to choosing one of four career-themed academies in grade 10. These academies are: health, public services, business engineering science & technology, sustainability through traditions, and arts & recreation.

Professional development occurs throughout the year to increase the efficiency at the school, with an emphasis on instructional practices, personalization and college-and-career strategies. Special education students in core classes are taught in regular classrooms through co-teaching and differentiated instruction.

The school uses Advancement Via Individual Determination strategies to promote a college-going culture.

Academic plan & financial plan

Prior financial plans: 2023-24 | 2022-23 | 2021-22 | 2020-21 | 2019-20

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Prior reports: 2021-22 | 2020-21 | 2019-20 | 2018-19 | 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13

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School Info

Official School Name:
Waiakea High

Kelcy Koga

155 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720



Waiakea High

School Type:
High School

Grade Levels:
9th grade; 10th grade; 11th grade; 12th grade