Applications for Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi will be available on January 3, 2023, in the Admissions Application ʻOhana Portal. For admissions information, including a link to the portal, please visit the Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi Admissions webpage.
COMPLETE applications only will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces are limited and NOT all on-time applications are guaranteed a space. Applications must be received by the February 15, 2023 deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
Conditional Acceptance Letters
Students invited to Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi will be emailed their conditional acceptance letters in March/April. Conditional acceptance letters will include required payment information (if applicable) and handbook documents. Deadline to sign and submit all required items will be noted in the email.
All accepted applicants to Ho’omāka’ika’i will be emailed their confirmation packets in early May. These packets will contain all details related to their scheduled programs (general program information, field-trip information, required waivers, etc.). Please also note that there will be no early notification for out-of-state applicants.
KS reserves the right to cancel sessions. Should this occur, families will be notified and accommodated if possible.
Attendance is critical for students to master course materials. Absences due to family trips and vacations, games and/or athletic tournaments are discouraged and students who are unable to commit to the full program should not apply.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no air travel. Program will take place in applicant's region of residence. Families who reside in the continental U.S., international locations, or who reside on Lāna‘i, Ni‘ihau & Hana are eligible to apply but must make their own arrangements for travel and accommodations. If traveling to attend the program, ‘ohana must also follow all COVID travel guidelines put in place by state and county governments.
If you plan to enroll your child in another KS summer program, please review the respective program’s attendance policy and program dates..
Policy To Give Preference To Hawaiian Applicants
Kamehameha Schools’ admissions policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. If you would like to be considered under that policy, your Hawaiian ancestry must be verified by Kamehameha’s Ho‘oulu Verification Services (HVS). Please work directly with the HVS staff to complete your ancestry determination as soon as you can and preferably no later than the program’s application deadline.
Legal Guardianship Verification
If there have been changes affecting your child’s legal name, any custody agreements or legal guardianship of your child, you will be asked to submit all necessary court documents prior to your child’s enrollment in Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i.
Applicants will be asked to complete a Health Summary and Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment within the online application. Please answer this section completely so that we can adequately care for your child. If you have additional health information about your child’s medical condition, please forward that documentation to Kamehameha Schools, Hale Ola Health Services, 1887 Makuakāne Street, Honolulu, HI 96817.
Out-of-State Applicants who choose the in-person program, will be asked to submit a completed Medical Forms Packet completed by the child’s physician including a copy of their current immunization record as part of their medical clearance for summer programming. (Applicant must have a current physical after January 1, 2022). This packet can be found in the “Next Steps” section of the Admissions Application ʻOhana Portal. The completed medical forms must be mailed to Kamehameha Schools, Hale Ola Health Services, 1887 Makuakāne Street, Honolulu, HI 96817. Deadline to submit the medical forms packet is February 15, 2023.