Summer Learning 2023
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.
This summer, offerings will span all grade levels, from a transition program for incoming kindergartners to paid summer internships for our graduating seniors. Schools have worked hard to design programs of high interest for vulnerable students and enrichment programs for students seeking to explore new interests.
Click here to download the 2023 Summer Learning Guide.
Summer Learning Models
Students are offered programs and services via the summer learning models below.
Official Summer School
Offered at school sites and Hawaii Online Courses (HOC) (formerly known as E-School).
For enrichment, remediation, and credit advancement or recovery.
Funded for Department's public school students through the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).
School Learning Hub
Designed at the school or complex area based on needs.
For remediation or credit recovery, intervention, enrichment, and transition programs.
Funded through ESSER, Title I, Title III, Special Education, GEAR UP, Weighted Student Formula, General Funds, Grants, Partnerships.
Kindergarten Summer Start
The Summer Start Kindergarten Transition Program provides a free, summer classroom experience
Hosted at your child’s anticipated elementary school for incoming kindergarten students with little or no preschool experience.
The program focuses on student behaviors and school routines to increase students’ confidence and foster a sense of independence.
Specialized Student Support
Includes Extended School Year (ESY), English Learner Extended Learning Opportunities, Special Support Programs, and Alternative Learning Program Support and Services (ALPSS).
For students needing specialized services and support.
Funded through ESSER, Title III, Special Education.
In partnership with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), the Department will host DLIR Youth Internships for students within HIDOE's state offices, complex area offices, and/or schools. Internship opportunities:
Are aligned with the HIDOE Career and Technical Education pathways;
Are in-person paid internships; and
Will begin on June 1, 2023 and end on July 31, 2023.
Designed to advance learning in targeted subjects.
For a targeted student population.
Funded through ESSER, Title I, Title III, Special Education, GEAR UP, Weighted Student Formula, Grants, Partnerships.
College, Career and Community Learning
Includes summer internships sponsored by the State office or arranged by the school, and transition and on-ramp programs.
For high school students preparing for post-secondary education and careers.
Funded through ESSER, Title I, Title III, Weighted Student Formula, General Funds, Grants, Partnerships.
2022 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.