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Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy -
Summer 2018

Thursday, June 14 - Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ēwe i ka honua, kupu i ke ao! Unleash your ‘ōiwi genius into the world this summer! ʻŌiwi STEAM learning will empower K-12 haumāna to address 21st century challenges in a culturally-grounded, resilient, adaptive way, bridging modern and traditional viewpoints and practices.

E Nānā Mai (Spotlight)

Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy applications open January 2, 2018! For course descriptions and registration details, view our 2018 Summer Course Catalog.

New Middle School courses (see pg. 16 & 17) include:

  • Finding Your Flow-Jo, Math Bridge
  • Pāna-Rama, Intermediate Band
  • Boom Shaka Laka Hana Keaka! Bilingual Theater Workshop

New High School courses (starts on pg. 21) include:

  • Geometry
  • Marching Band
  • Introduction to Coding
  • Financial Literacy

Begin Your Application Process

Applications available from January 2, 2018 to February 15, 2018
Space is limited. Seats available for both KS and non-KS campus students.

  • KS Students may register online through KS Connect
    • Registration opens at 7:00 am on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
    • Registration windows for current KS Hawaiʻi students are staggered as follows:
      • Current grades K-7 students: Jan. 2 – Feb. 15, 2018
      • Current grade 11 students: Jan. 8 – Feb. 15, 2018
      • Current grade 10 students: Jan. 15 – Feb. 15, 2018
      • Current grade 9 students: Jan. 22 – Feb. 15, 2018
      • Current grade 8 students: Jan. 29 – Feb. 15, 2018
  • Non-KS Students may register online through the KS Admissions Page


2018 Summer Catalog »

Ka ʻAlemanaka (Calendar)

A list of 2018 Hālau Kupukupu Innovation Academy important dates:


Applications available for 2018 Hālau Kupukupu Summer Innovations Academy

FEB 15

Deadline for 2018 Hālau Kupukupu Summer Innovations Academy applications

JUN 14

First Day: 2018 Hālau Kupukupu Summer Innovations Academy

JUL 12

Last Day: 2018 Hālau Kupukupu Summer Innovations Academy


Additional class specific dates will be given at the beginning of the session.

Stories and Announcements

Learn more about Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy:

June 30, 2016
KS Hawai‘i adds a fourth kula
KS Hawai‘i redesigned its campus outreach program, Hālau Kupukupu, to be a new school for the campus with expanded capacity and kuleana to better deliver upon Kūhanauna (SP2020).

June 30, 2016
Motta promoted to Hālau Kupukupu poʻokumu
Joy “Hauʻoli” Motta is the first poʻokumu (principal) for KS Hawaiʻi’s fourth kula, Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy.

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In the News

Read and listen to stories about Hālau Kupukupu that have appeared on local media channels.

July 17, 2016
Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald: STEAMing Ahead
HTH reporter Kirsten Johnson takes a closer look at the summer program's emphasis on STEAM and the engaging form lessons take on during the 4-week program.

February 2, 2016
KAPA Radio FM: Interview with Joy Motta and Marcie Saquing
Listen and learn more about the 2016 program in an interview with Jaz and Kaʻea on KAPA Radio.