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Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i

FAQ

2023 Program Questions

Can my child attend Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i if we live in the continental U.S. or an International location?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified the Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi program to be an on-island day only program. We will not be offering an overnight boarding component this summer. Air travel and overnight accommodations will not be provided.

For applicants residing on the continental U.S., International locations, Lānaʻi, Niʻihau, and remote areas like Hāna on Maui, applicants will need to select what island/location (Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi island (West Hawaiʻi or East Hawaiʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi or Kauaʻi) where they will be participating in the program.

My child was unable to attend Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i last summer due to COVID-19. Can they attend this summer?
We recognize how much our families look forward to their child experiencing our Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi program. Unfortunately, because of the limited seats, we are unable to accommodate additional applicants this year. We are currently accepting applications for those entering grade 6 next school year only.  

Will there be boarding this summer?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified the Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi program to be an on-island day only program. The program does not offer an overnight boarding component. 

Will there be COVID-19 safety measures in place for in-person field trip days?
ʻAe. We are closely following the COVID-19 safety guidelines from the CDC, HIDOH, and other health organizations to ensure our safety plans and measures are aligned with these guidelines.

Will bus transportation be provided for field trip days?
Bus transportation will be provided within a limited area. Specific information on bus stop locations in your region will be included in your confirmation packet.


Application Questions

How do I apply?
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.

Can I apply for multiple programs with one application?
Aʻole. Unfortunately, each program requires a separate application. 

Do I need to create a different account for each keiki?
Aʻole. Under one account, you can have multiple students.

How many parents/legal guardians need to sign the application?
Only one parent needs to sign the application. However, if your keiki is selected to participate, then all legal guardians need to sign the Enrollment Agreement Form by stated due date.

What are the preferred internet browsers to complete this application?
Chrome and Firefox are the preferred browsers.

Can I use my mobile device to complete the online application?
ʻAe. The admissions application can be completed on a mobile device.

What if I don't have a computer to complete my application?
Kamehameha Resource Centers have computers available to use for application completion & submission.
For locations: https://apps.ksbe.edu/resourcecenters/locations/

If I already have a login for the new Admissions Application ʻOhana Portal can I use the same login for Summer Programs?
ʻAe.  If you already used the new Admissions Application ʻOhana Portal to apply a child for Preschool or Campus Program (Grades K-11) for SY 23-24, please use the same login information.  All other applicants must create an account.

Now that my application has been submitted, what's the next step?
If you applied for a fee waiver, go to Admissions Application ʻOhana Portal to upload the required documents.  If you are an Out-of-State applicant, go to the Admissions Application ʻOhana Portal and click on the “Next Steps” tab to download the Medical Form Packet.  Mail the completed medical forms to Kamehameha Schools, Hale Ola Health Services, 1887 Makuakāne Street, Honolulu, HI 96817.  All forms must be received by February 15, 2023. 

How do I know I have completed my application?
Your application is considered complete when you electronically sign and submit your application in the Admissions Application ʻOhana Portal.  You will immediately receive a confirmation email that your application has been submitted.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the Admissions Office at 808-842-8800 to inquire about the status of your application. If you are an Out-of-State applicant applying for an in-person program, the completed medical form must be received by February 15th for you to participate in the program.  

Who can apply to these programs?
Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i is for haumāna (students) who will be entering grade 6 in the DOE, charter schools, Nā Kula Kaiapuni, home-schoolers, and other private school students.

Can my child still attend a KS community education program even if he/she is accepted into Kamehameha?
To best serve Pauahi’s children beyond our campuses, Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi is accessible to Native Hawaiian Students in the DOE, charter schools, Nā Kula Kaiapuni, home-schoolers, and other private school students.


Additional Program Questions

Why are changes happening in KS’ community education programs?
COVID-19 has affected all communities across the globe with unpredictable and exacerbated health, economic, and personal challenges. Kamehameha has not been immune to the impacts of this pandemic. We are continuing to reassess and adjust our work to ensure we can continue to be adaptive and responsive to the needs of our communities and our lāhui and face a new context and future together.

My keiki will be in grade 7 next school year, can he/she attend Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi this summer?
We recognize how much our families look forward to their child experiencing Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi. However, we have limited seats this year and are only accepting applications for those entering grade 6 next school year only. 


Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100