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2021 Program Questions

Can my child attend Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i if we live in the continental U.S. or an International location?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified the Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi program to be an on-island day hybrid program. We will not be offering an overnight boarding component this summer. 

For applicants residing on the continental U.S., International locations, Lānaʻi, Niʻihau, and remote areas like Hāna on Maui, applicants will need to identify a location on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi island, Maui, Molokaʻi or Kauaʻi where they will reside at for the duration of program. 

My child was unable to attend Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i last summer due to COVID-19. Can they attend this summer?
We recognize how much our families look forward to their child experiencing our Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi program. Unfortunately, because of the limited seats, we are unable to accommodate additional applicants this year. We are currently accepting applications for those entering grade 6 next school year only. 

Will there be boarding this summer?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified the Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi program to be an on-island day hybrid program. This hybrid program does not offer an overnight boarding component. 

Will there be COVID-19 safety measures in place for in-person field trip days?
ʻAe. We are closely following the COVID-19 safety guidelines from the CDC, HIDOH, and other health organizations to ensure our safety plans and measures are aligned with these guidelines. 

Will bus transportation be provided for field trip days?
Bus transportation on in-person field trip days will be provided within a limited area. Specific information on bus stop locations in your region will be included in your confirmation packet.

Will my child need a computer to engage in the distance learning days?
ʻAe. Applicants will need a personal device (computer, tablet, phone) with a camera to join our online classes and to access the activities and assignments on our online learning platform. 


Application Questions

How do I apply?
Applications for Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi will be available on January 4, 2021, on the admissions website. Use this link to go directly to the Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi Admissions Online Application (AOA).

What does the Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi hybrid program look like?
The Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi program will consist of both digital and in-person learning experiences. Applicants will participate digitally using the Canvas platform three days out of the week. Virtual learning will include synchronous work (group activities, presentations, projects) and asynchronous work (individual lessons and projects to be completed on studentʻs own time). There will be two in-person ʻāina-based learning days at KS or community site. 

Can I apply for multiple programs with one application?
Aʻole. Unfortunately, we prefer that you submit one application per program. 

Do I need to create a different account for each keiki?
Aʻole. Under one account, you can have multiple students.

How many parents/legal guardians need to sign the application?
Only one parent needs to sign the application. However, if your keiki is selected to participate, then all legal guardians need to sign the Enrollment Agreement Form by April 16, 2021.

What are the preferred internet browsers to complete this application?
Chrome and Firefox are the preferred browsers.

How can I make changes to my household information?
Household information is locked once you have submitted it. Please call KS Community Education Program Operations at 808-534-8272 to make amendments to your household information.

Can I use my mobile device to complete the online application?
ʻAe. Admissions Online Application can be completed on a mobile device but is not recommended.

What if I don't have a computer to complete my application?
Kamehameha Resource Centers have computers available to use for application completion & submission.
For locations: https://apps.ksbe.edu/resourcecenters/locations/.

Can I use my old portal login?
Aʻole. All applicants must create a new online application user portal account.

Now that my application has been submitted, what's the next step?
Go to your parent portal and click on the “Post-Submit Actions”, then click on “View Confirmation” to view “Additional Required Documents” and medical form.

How do I know I have completed my application?
On the home screen of your parent portal, the application is green to indicate that it’s complete. You will also receive a confirmation email.

Who can apply to these programs?
Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i is for haumāna (students) in the DOE, charter schools, Nā Kula Kaiapuni, home-schoolers, and other private school students.

Can my child still attend a KS community education program even if he/she is accepted into Kamehameha?
To best serve Pauahi’s children beyond our campuses, Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi is accessible to Native Hawaiian Students in the DOE, charter schools, Nā Kula Kaiapuni, home-schoolers, and other private school students.


Additional Program Questions

Why are changes happening in KS’ community education programs?
COVID-19 has affected all communities across the globe with unpredictable and exacerbated health, economic, and personal challenges. Kamehameha has not been immune to the impacts of this pandemic. We are continuing to reassess and adjust our work to ensure we can continue to be adaptive and responsive to the needs of our communities and our lāhui, and face a new context and future together. 

My keiki will be in grade 7 next school year, can he/she attend Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi this summer?
We recognize how much our families look forward to their child experiencing Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi. However, we have limited seats this year and are only accepting applications for those entering grade 6 next school year only. 


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