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Application Information

How to apply

Applications for Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi will be available on January 4, 2021 on the Admissions Website. Use this link to go directly to the Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Application Page.

Application Process

COMPLETE applications only will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces are limited and NOT all on-time applications are guaranteed a space.

After submitting your application

Once we have received your application, you can check the status of your application on your Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi application Status Page (Forms Dashboard) of KS Connect – an online resource for parents of Kamehameha Schools. Families who have used KS Connect for campus students or summer school will use their existing account to access their student’s record. If you do not have an existing account to KS connect, you will receive an email with your account login. For this reason, please be sure to indicate two separate emails – one email for each legal guardian. We will no longer be sending out notification letters regarding any pending documents. You will be responsible for monitoring the KS Connect Forms Dashboard to ensure completion of your re-enrollment application by the deadline. Access will be granted in March for the Ho’omāka’ika’i, during the Conditional Acceptance period.

Conditional Acceptance Letters

Students invited to Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi will be emailed their conditional acceptance letters in March/April. Conditional acceptance letters will include required payment information (if applicable) and handbook documents. Deadline to submit all required documents will be noted in the letter.

Confirmation Packet

All accepted applicants to Ho’omāka’ika’i will be emailed their confirmation packets in May. These packets will contain all details related to their scheduled programs (Materials pick up date, fieldtrip info, on-line learning platform log-in info, general program information, etc). Please also note that there will be no early notification for out-of-state applicants.


KS reserves the right to cancel sessions. Should this occur, families will be notified and accommodated if possible.

If you need to cancel your child’s enrollment for any reason, please call us immediately at (808) 534-8272 or toll free at 1-800-842-4682, then extension 48272.

Program Fee Payment

Full payment must be received by APRIL 16, 2021
You will be advised of the total amount due in your program notification letter.

Program Fee Waiver

If you would like to apply for a program fee waiver, please see the Request for Program Fee Waiver form included in the Application packet. The fee waiver form deadline is FEBRUARY 15, 2021.

We must receive all required documents with the fee waiver form in order for it to be processed. Please note that we must receive any required financial documents directly from you. In order to protect your privacy, other KS departments such as Financial Aid cannot release information of that nature to anyone other than the individual it belongs to. Fee waivers for KS Community Education Programs are processed through the Applicant Services Center and the KS Community Education Program Operations Department.

Attendance Policy

Attendance at both the online and in-person days will be critical for students are to master course materials. Absences due to family trips and vacations, games and/or athletic tournaments are discouraged and students who are unable to commit to the full program should not apply.

Air Travel

Due to COVID-19 there will be no air travel. In person program days will take place in applicants region of residence.

Families who reside in the continental U.S., international locations, or who reside on Lāna‘i or Ni‘ihau are eligible to apply but must make own arrangements for travel and accommodations. If traveling to attend program, ‘ohana must also follow all COVID travel guidelines put in place by state and county governments.

Dual Enrollment

If you plan to enroll your child in another KS summer program, please review the respective program’s attendance policy and program dates.

Policy To Give Preference To Hawaiian Applicants

Kamehameha Schools’ admissions policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. If you would like to be considered under that policy, your Hawaiian ancestry must be verified by Kamehameha’s Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data Center (HHDC). Please work directly with the HHDC staff to complete your ancestry determination as soon as you can and preferably no later than the program’s application deadline.

  • HOʻOMĀKAʻIKAʻI – deadline FEBRUARY 15, 2021

Legal Guardianship Verification

If there have been changes affecting your child’s legal name, any custody agreements or legal guardianship of your child, you will be asked to submit all necessary court documents prior to your child’s enrollment in Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i.

Medical Clearance

Applicants will be asked to complete a Health Summary and Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment within the online application. Please answer this section completely so that we can adequately care for your child. If you have additional health information about your child’s medical condition, please forward that documentation to Kamehameha Schools, Hale Ola Health Services, 1887 Makuakāne Street, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Out-of-State Applicants will be asked to submit a completed Medical Forms Packet including a copy of their current immunization record as part of their medical clearance for summer programming.

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Honolulu, HI 96813
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