We use personalized and place-based learning to bolster engagement, academic excellence, and social emotional learning.
Grounded in E Ola! our academic program is designed to nurture students who are:
Kamehameha’s educational leaders have identified four key tactics that are the unifying focus for the tri-campus system and foundation to the ideal E Ola! learner. These tactics guide KS to becoming a world-class, Hawaiian-based education system:
Refocus learning through student-centered, culturally rich experiences and opportunities inspired by students’ unique interests and talents. Each student will be prepared to meet their highest potential through diverse academic, athletic, artistic, and co-curricular programs and by leveraging media, technology, community partners, and Kanaeokana, the network of Native Hawaiian schools. Student-centered learning will include personalized learning, a career and college mindset, and student health, safety, and well-being.
Empower educators to employ nurturing and dynamic teaching methods that motivate learners to attain world-class outcomes. KS will recruit, develop, and retain world-class educators who are empowered to produce rigorous, relevant, and relationship-rich Hawaiian culture-based education learning environments. Empowered educators demonstrate distinguished teaching and engage in professional development to inspire higher learning and performance results for students.
Elevate standards by adopting a world-class curriculum and by setting student achievement benchmarks and global standards via world-class, Hawaiian culture-based education. Use discipline-specific standards of excellence to provide the highest-quality educational programs designed to prepare every graduate to be ready for post-secondary success and career opportunities. Elevating standards includes a shared commitment to world-class, Hawaiian culture-based education, developing and applying student growth outcomes, and advancing Christian values and Hawaiian culture.
Redefine systems and learning environments in a way that establishes leadership, faculty, and staff accountability toward achieving high-level student outcomes. Education output and learner outcomes will be the primary kuleana of tri-campus education leaders and faculty. Accordingly, decision-making authority will be as close to the teacher and learner as possible. Redefining systems and learning environments include refining a governance model, improving student learning, and participating in Kanaeokana, the network of Native Hawaiian schools.