Hoʻolako Like - Charter School support

Hoʻolako Like - Charter School support image

Hoʻolako Like - Charter School support image

Hoʻolako Like - Charter School support image

There are 17 Hawaiian-focused public charter schools in Hawaiʻi. This diverse group of schools shares a common focus, where instruction and learning are grounded in the values, norms, knowledge, beliefs, practices and language that are the foundation of Native Hawaiian culture.

Characteristics of a Hawaiian-focused public charter school in Hawaiʻi:

  • Approximately 90 percent of students served are of Hawaiian ancestry
  • Approximately 62 percent of students served are socioeconomically disadvantaged children.
  • The faculty and staff are passionate and deeply committed.
  • Innovative teaching methods and curriculum that are grounded in Hawaiian values, culture and practices.
  • Student-centered, place-based and project-based learning designed to engage young hearts and minds.
  • Small student-teacher ratios and trusting ʻohana climate
  • Meet the individual needs of students via small student : teacher ratios
  • Are catalysts for community change and their commitment to their community
  • Willing to take risks to achieve greater well-being and educational excellence

Kamehameha Schools supports Hawaiian-focused public charter schools through its Ho‘olako Like Department which provides $1,500 per student funding, leadership development, instructional imporvement programs and facilities, planning, and advocacy support to supplement existing programs at the charter schools and to enhance the quality of education in Hawai‘i.

Hawaiian-focused public charter schools in your area (along with the grade levels they serve) are:


Kanu o ka ʻĀina NCPCS (K-12)
Kamuela, HI; (808) 890-8144; http://kanu.kalo.org

Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Hawaiian Immersion PCS (K-8)
Hilo, HI; (808)933-3482; http://www.kaumeke.org

Ke Ana Laʻahana PCS (7-12)
Hilo, HI; (808) 961-6228; http://www.kalpcs.com

Ke Kula ʻo Nawahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki Laboratory PCS (K-8)
Kea‘au, HI; (808) 982-4260; http://www.nawahi.org

Kua O Ka Lā PCS (K-2, 6-12)
Pāhoa, HI; (808) 965-5098; http://www.kuaokala.org

Waimea Middle PCCS (6-8)
Kamuela, HI; (808) 887-6090; http://www.waimeamiddleschool.org


Kanuikapono Learning Center PCS (K-12)
Anahola, HI; (808) 823-9160; http://kanuikapono-charter-school.org

Kawaikini NCPCS (K-12)
Līhu‘e, HI; (808) 632-2032; http://www.kawaikini.com

Ke Kula Niʻihau o Kekaha Learning Center and Laboratory PCS (K-12)
Kekaha, HI; (808) 337-0481

Kula Aupuni Niʻihau a Kahelelani Aloha NCPCS (K-12)
Kekaha, HI; (808) 337-2022; http://kanakapcs.org


Kualapuʻu Elementary NCPCCS (K-6)
Kualapuʻu, HI; (808) 567-6900; http://www.kualapuu.k12.hi.us


Hakipuʻu Learning Center NCPCS (5-12)
Kāneʻohe, HI; (808) 235-9155; http://hakipuulearningcenter.sharepoint.com/

Hālau Kū Māna NCPCS (6-12)
Honolulu, HI; (808) 945-1600; http://www.halaukumana.org

Kamaile Academy PCS (K-8)
Waiʻanae, HI; (808) 697-7110; http://www.kamaile.org

Ka Waihona ʻo ka Naʻauao NCPCS (K-8)
Waiʻanae, HI; (808) 620-9030; http://www.kawaihonapcs.org

Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory PCS (K-12)
Kāneʻohe, HI; (808) 235-9175; http://www.kamakau.com

Mālama Honua Charter School (K-2)
Waimānalo, HI; (808) 259-5522; http://www.malamahonuapcs.org/

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