Kamehameha Schools’ Literacy Instruction and Support division (LIS) works in a collaborative effort with the Hawai‘i Department of Education (DOE) to support the learning of students in select public and charter schools in the area of literacy. This collaboration, which is the largest between Kamehameha and a non-KS entity, has shown great results, as the 2010-11 Hawai‘i State Assessment showed more than 56-percent of LIS-serviced schools in the DOE met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Located strategically within KS-defined target communities where student population is at least 50-percent Native Hawaiian, LIS provides student services, along with teacher development, at DOE schools on Moloka‘i, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i and O‘ahu. LIS has three different types of services for keiki, to go along with the teacher training that is provided at many of the schools as well.
In-School Literacy services work with students to build a strong literacy foundation through inquiry and culturally based instruction of reading, writing, oral language and content integration (science, social studies and math).
After School Literacy services focus on bringing together literacy, the inquiry process and service and leadership.