Summer Learning 2021

The Department is providing a comprehensive menu of engaging summer learning opportunities.

Summer Learning Final Report

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) provided a comprehensive menu of engaging summer learning opportunities. Students are offered programs and services via five summer learning models to appeal to and reach as many children as possible: Official Summer School, School Learning Hub, Specialized Student Support, Accelerated Learning, and College, Career and Community Learning.

This Final Report is a summary of all HIDOE summer programs and services across the state. This report includes: student outcomes and participation, services provided to students and families, college and career experiences, as well as other operational support data.

Next Steps for Summer Learning


In spring 2022, the Hawaii State Department of Education will be administering a survey to parents to gauge their interest in enrolling their child in a summer 2022 learning program. Based on parent voice, the Department will be able to prepare for a robust summer learning program that engages students.

Click here to view the Summer Learning Final Report.

Summer Learning 2021

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education is excited to provide a comprehensive menu of engaging summer learning opportunities for students in the upcoming summer months.

We are expanding summer learning beyond the traditional summer school model to appeal to and reach as many students as possible. Offerings will span all grade levels, from a transition program for incoming kindergartners to paid summer internships for our graduating seniors.

Click here to download the HIDOE Summer Learning Guide 2021.

Summer Learning Models

Students are offered programs and services via five summer learning models.

Official Summer School

  • Traditional academic courses and programs offered at school sites for grades K-12 and
    via E-school for grades 9-12.
  • For original credit or remediation through credit advancement or recovery.
  • Registration fees and financially self-sustaining; Alu Like Native Hawaiian Summer
    School Assistance Program; Education for Homeless Children and Youth Federal Funds.

School Learning Hub

  • Designed at the school or complex area based on needs.

  • For remediation or credit recovery, intervention, transition supports, and enrichment programs (e.g., camps-sports, STEM, music, etc.).

  • Funded through Federal Recovery, Title I, Title III, Title IV, Special Education, GEARUP, Weighted Student Formula, General Funds, Grants, Partnerships.

Specialized Student Support

  • Includes Extended School Year (ESY), English Learner Extended Learning Opportunities, Special Support Programs for students with disabilities, and Alternative Learning Program Support and Services (ALPSS).

  • For students needing specialized services and supports.

  • Funded through Federal Recovery, Title III, Special Education.

Accelerated Learning

  • Programs designed to advance learning in targeted subjects.

  • For a targeted student population.

  • Funded through Federal Recovery, Title I, Title III, Special Education, GearUP, Weighted Student Formula, Grants, Partnerships.

College, Career and Community Learning

  • Includes transition and on-ramp programs, summer internships sponsored by the state office or arranged by the school.

  • For high school student preparing for post-secondary education and careers.

  • Funded through Federal Recovery, Title I, Title III, Weighted Student Formula, General Funds, Grants, Partnerships.


Summer Programming

See pages 7-12 of the Summer Learning Guide for more information about program offerings.


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