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Academics at Kula Ki‘eki‘e (High School)

Hawaiian leaders preparing for college and a global society

Welcome from Nā Po‘o Kumu

Aloha mai kākou!

We are pleased that you have taken time to learn about Ke Kula Ki‘eki‘e O Kamehameha Maui and explore the opportunities available to you here on the Warrior campus. As you apply for admission or transition to high school, we want to remind you about some of the benefits of a Kamehameha Schools Maui education:

  • World class college preparatory curriculum
  • College and career readiness programs and supports
  • Small, personal classes taught by the best kumu
  • A culturally grounded school experience that strengthens your Hawaiian identity and ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i
  • Values-centered education offering an opportunity to grow intellectually, culturally and spiritually
  • School traditions that are unique to our community and cherished by graduates
  • A rich and varied campus life with 20+ student clubs and many volunteer programs
  • Maui Interscholastic League athletic team representation in every sport
  • An alumni network of 25,000 representing all KS K-12 campuses
  • Generous financial aid to help with tuition costs and uniform assistance
  • Bus service to and from campus for those residents in Lāhaina, Kihei, and Central Maui

Kamehameha Schools Maui offers an intimate, caring Christian community in an atmosphere ideally suited for study, work, and play.  Graduates leave our campuses ready and able to contribute to their ‘ohana and communities, they know their kuleana to pass on ‘ike and to work with and for the generations to come and are able to take leaderships roles in various areas. We hope that you'll be able to join us here and graduate as a proud Warrior!

Me ke aloha pumehana,

Jay-r Kaawa
Po‘o Kumu, Academies (Principal)

Lance Cagasan
Po‘o Kumu, Gr. 9 & 10 (Principal)


Academics Kula Ki‘eki‘e (High School)

Hawaiian Leaders Prepared for College and a Global Society

KSM high school includes grades 9-12 with an average enrollment of 480 students and 120 students per graduating class. Admission is competitive. The acceptance rate at the high school is 1:6. The student body is diverse, with a wide range of interests and talents. Kamehameha Schools' admissions policy gives preference to children of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. Special consideration is extended to Hawaiian orphans and indigents.


College and Career Academy

The high school program is designed around the Career Academy model and offers students four academy options.

  1. Information Technology
  2. Business & Leadership
  3. Arts & Communication
  4. Science and Natural Resources

In addition to meeting all graduation requirements, students complete an endorsement in one or more of the academies. The academy endorsement certifies that a student has taken a prescribed course of study in a particular field. KSM Kumu and staff will support and guide you through the process to achieve your college and career readiness objectives.

Table shows the class of 2016 distribution across the academies.

ACADEMY

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

Arts & Communication
Endorsements: Hawaiian Studies, Literary Arts,
Media Arts, Performing Arts-Music, Visual Arts

27

Business & Leadership
Endorsement: Business

21

Information Technology
Endorsement: Information Technology

30

Science & Natural Resources
Endorsements: Health Services, Natural Resources

24


Grade Point Average

GPAs are cumulative, computed each semester. Honors courses and college-level courses for which students receive dual credit are not weighted. GPA is calculated using the following scale.

Grade

GPA points

Percentage

A

4.00

93-100

A-

3.70

90-92

B+

3.30

87-89

B

3.00

83-86

B-

2.70

80-82

C+

2.30

77-79

C

2.00

73-76

C-

1.70

70-72

D+

1.30

67-69

D

1.00

63-66

D-

0.70

60-62

F

0.00

0-59

 
114 Students   GPA % of Class   # Students
Median GPA  4.00 2% 2
3.26 3.70 - 3.99 25% 29
  3.30 - 3.69 22% 25
  3.00 - 3.29 24% 27
  2.70 - 2.99 14% 16
  2.30 - 2.69 11% 13
  2.00 - 2.29 2% 2
 

Advanced Program Offerings for School Year 2017-2018

Advanced-level courses are worth the extra effort and college admissions views the completion of these courses positively. KSM offers and encourages students to take the following advanced courses:

  • English: Honors English 9, Honors English 10, Honors English 11
  • Science: Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Photonics, AP Biology, AP Physics
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus w/Trigonometry, AP Calculus
  • World Language: Hawaiian 3, Hawaiian 4, Honors Hawaiian 5, Japanese 3, Japanese 4, Spanish 3, Spanish 4
  • Academy: Digital Video Production II, Journalism II, AP Studio Art 2-D Design, AP Studio Art 3-D Design

College and Career Readiness

College dual credit

Students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits through a partnership between KSM and the University of Hawai‘i Maui College. Strongly motivated and academically qualified juniors and seniors that successfully pass the placement exam may enroll. Classes are held on the Kamehameha Schools Maui campus and are taught by UH Maui College faculty.

  • MATH115 Statistics
  • MATH 2015 Calculus I
  • ENG100 Expository Writing
  • PSY100 General Psychology
  • SOC100 General Sociology
  • ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World
  • Naviance
    is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness online program that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation for KSM students. Naviance is available for student and parent use. It is a one stop shop to research college and careers.
  • Ka ‘Imi Internships
    Students are introduced into career specific skills culminating into an internship the summer following their junior year.
  • Hō‘ike Nui Senior Project
    is a research paper and product designed by the student demonstrating in-depth understanding of a particular area of concentration. Junior seminar teachers will guide the student through the research development and the Hō‘ike Nui research paper will be the focus of the second semester. Academy advisors will oversee the development of the product.
  • College tests and preparation
    are facilitated and paid for by KSM for the Grade 10 PSAT and Grade 11 SAT
  • Post-high scholarships
    The 2016 senior class received more than $1 million for post-high education.
  • College Visits and Family Workshops
    Students and families are exposed to a variety of colleges during the annual college visit week. Admissions officers meet with students and share more about the varied college experiences and offerings.
  • Athletic Academic Counselor
    Students and families are provided with a dedicated counselor to assist them with connecting the student-athlete to the right program and college for them. KSM has helped secure aid through athletics or academics for as many as 17 student-athletes in one year. Visit with or contact Athletic Counselor Ulima Afoa to start planning for your future
  • College Counselor
    Students and families are provided with a dedicated college counselor who will support and guide them through the process so that you can achieve their college and career readiness objectives. KSM has averaged 84 percent of graduates enrolling in college the fall immediately after High School.
  • Servant Leadership
    is a core element of the KS Maui experience. 60 hours of community service is a graduation requirement and positions learners to lead and contribute to their communities, both locally and globally.

Laptop Program

Each high school student is given an Apple laptop equipped with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe productivity tools, the Apple iLife and iWork Suites, and wireless internet access anywhere on campus. In addition, many teachers and students use the KS sponsored Google Domain to access and submit work daily. Students are expected to be proficient in word processing and in using the Internet.  In class, students utilize the various Microsoft Office, Apple, and/or Google Suite applications, to communicate, complete papers, collaborate, create multimedia presentations, and conduct research.  All students have a school-based e-mail account and are expected to follow Netiquette guidelines. All high school teachers are provided with a MacBook Pro laptop containing the same software programs as students along with additional communication, monitoring, and grading software programs.


Extracurricular and co-curricular student participation

All students are encouraged to participate in a sport or belong to one of the clubs or academic teams on campus. Approximately 77 percent of our students participate on at least one sport or athletic team and 66 percent participate in at least one club or academic team.

Sports and athletic teams

  • Boys JV Baseball
  • Boys JV Basketball
  • Boys JV Cross Country
  • Boys JV Canoe Paddling
  • Boys JV Track & Field
  • Boys Varsity Baseball
  • Boys Varsity Basketball
  • Boys Varsity Bowling
  • Boys Varsity Canoe Paddling
  • Boys Varsity Cross Country
  • Boys Varsity Golf
  • Boys Varsity Judo
  • Boys Varsity Riflery
  • Boys Varsity Soccer
  • Boys Varsity Swimming
  • Boys Varsity Tennis
  • Boys Varsity Track & Field
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball
  • Boys Varsity Wrestling
  • Varsity Football
  • Varsity Cheerleading
  • Girls JV Basketball
  • Girls JV Cheerleading
  • Girls JV Cross Country
  • Girls JV Canoe Paddling
  • Girls JV Track & Field
  • Girls JV Volleyball
  • Girls Varsity Basketball
  • Girls Varsity Bowling
  • Girls Varsity Canoe Paddling
  • Girls Varsity Cross Country
  • Girls Varsity Golf
  • Girls Varsity Judo
  • Girls Varsity Riflery
  • Girls Varsity Soccer
  • Girls Varsity Softball
  • Girls Varsity Swimming
  • Girls Varsity Tennis
  • Girls Varsity Track & Field
  • Girls Varsity Water Polo
  • Girls Varsity Wrestling

Clubs and academic teams

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Art Club
  • Drama Club
  • Harry Potter Club
  • Hawaiian Ensemble
  • Health Occupations Students of
  • America (HOSA)
  • Interact Club
  • Japanese Club
  • Nā Koa Media
  • National Honor Society
  • OMG — Oh My Globe
  • Peer Mediation
  • Quill & Scroll Society
  • Spanish Club
  • Surfing Club
  • Student Council (ASKSM)
  • Teens Under Construction

Advanced schooling

The Class of 2017 was comprised of 114 students, of which 95 percent will enroll in a post-high institution. 67 percent are attending four-year colleges or universities and 28 percent are attending two-year colleges or technical schools. Two percent will enlist in the military, 4 percent will join the work force. Listed below are some of the colleges, universities and technical schools that our graduates have attended over the last four years or will attend this academic year.

  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona Western University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Bay State College
  • Bentley University
  • Brigham Young University Hawaii
  • Brigham Young University Idaho
  • Brigham Young University Provo
  • Brown University
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Maritime Academy
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Central Washington University
  • Chaminade University
  • Chapman University
  • Clackamas Community College
  • College of the Siskiyous
  • Colorado State University Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University Pueblo
  • Concordia University
  • Columbia University
  • Corban University
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dominican University of California
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Hawaii Community College
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Kapiolani Community College
  • Landmark College
  • LeTourneau University
  • Linfield College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Menlo College
  • Michigan State University
  • Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Navarro College
  • New York University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Notre Dame College
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Occidental College
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific Union College
  • Pacific University
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Portland Community College
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Seattle University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Sheridan College
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Mary’s University of San Antonio
  • Stanford University
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • University of Hawaii at Mānoa
  • University of Hawaii Maui College
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Portland
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Washington
  • Utah Valley University
  • Washington State University
  • Weber State University
  • Western Oregon University
  • Whitman College
  • Whittier College
  • Whitworth University
  • Willamette University
 

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