Homeschooling in Hawaii

SUPPORT GROUPS
Catholic Homeschoolers of Oahu, A Chapter of TORCH
Email: mccannr002@hawaii.rr.com
http://catholichome.homestead.com/home.html
Traditions of Roman Catholic Homes (TORCH) is an association of lay faithful established to promote homeschooling among Catholic families and to support those families who are engaged in providing their children's primay education at home.

Christian Home Educators of Maui
http://www.christianhomeeducatorsofmaui.com/
CHEM is an association of like-minded families united to share information and provide support for Christian home schoolers in their endeavor to raise godly children to the glory of God. Support may include prayer, encouragement, sharing ideas and resources, passing on information about changes in the political/legal situations, and organizing enrichment activities such as periodic parent meetings, mom's night out, educational field trips, family gatherings, workshops, project fairs, and other special events.

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii
http://www.christianhomeschoolersofhawaii.org
The purpose of Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii (CHOH) is to share information regarding homeschooling from a Christ-centered perspective and provide support for homeschooling families.

Hawaii Homeschool Association
Email: info@hawaiihomeschoolassociation.org
http://www.hawaiihomeschoolassociation.org
An inclusive support group of homeschooling families for Oahu. We are a diverse group of families with different backgrounds and many different approaches to homeschooling.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Homeschoolers of Hawaii
Email: esther@catholicweb.com
http://www.angelfire.com/hi3/catholichomeschool/OLOFhawaii.html
We are a group of Catholic families joined together to promote and support Catholic homeschooling. We meet at Saint Pius X R.C. Church in Manoa the 2nd Friday of each month at 9:00 am until 12 noon, starting with Mass and ending with the Rosary.


EMAIL LISTS
Big Island Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BigIslandHomeschoolers
For homeschoolers on the Big Island of Hawaii to have a place to meet, share ideas, ask questions, offer support, make friends, plan field trips or get-togethers.

Charlotte Mason Friends in Hawaii
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Charlotte_Mason_Friends_in_Hawaii/
This group is to find other homeschoolers that are interested or are using the Charlotte Mason or Ambleside (http://www.amblesideonline.org) style learning in their homeschool for those families in Hawaii. Not everyone in the group will be strict CM/AO users, but we will be suportive of each other and help each other to use CM/AO methods in our homeschooling environment; it will be a place to share ideas and experiences, ask questions, or learn from others.

Christian Home Educators of Kona http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KonaHomeschool/
This is the online e-group for Christian Home Educators in Kona and surrounding area on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is a Christian group though you do not have to be a Christian to belong but you have to be respectful of others beliefs. This list was established so we could stay connected with prayer requests, encouragement and sharing announcements and events connected with homeschooling and Christian lifestyle.

Hawaii Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hawaiihomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in Hawaii. Kids and Parents alike! Here you can exchange ideas! support each other! give links for school stuff! just talk including, scripture, God, church, parents, kids, home cleaning, lessons and curriculum, on-line courses, and web sites.

Homeschooling in Paradise
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolinginParadise/
We are an 'ohana (family) of friends, across the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i, educating our children at home. We are open to, and welcome anyone who is interested in homeschooling in Hawai'i. We meet the first, second and third Tuesdays of the month for park days, and the fourth Tuesday for Beach Day. We also get together for classes, teen night, parent's night out, and various outings.

Kona Christian Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KonaHomeschool
We are a support group for Christian Homeschoolers in Kona and surrounding area on the Big Island of Hawaii. We have parent meetings, field trips and a monthly craft day.

The Lighthouse HICHE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LighthouseHICHE/
The Lighthouse HICHE is an organization of families who actively homeschool our children and believe that if we work together to pool our talents and resources we can provide quality group learning activities and parental support in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Maui Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/maui_homeschool_info/
Maui Homeschoolers is a group for homeschooling families on Maui and those homeschoolers that are visiting Maui---for Field Trips, Park/beach days, classes, cultural exchange etc.

Maui Homeschool Events
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mauihomeschooling/
The Maui Homeschool Calendar of Events is provided as a resource to homeschooling families. These events are open to homeschooled families (children accompanied by their parent/s). At this time, we are not equipped to respond to your inquiries. However, this calendar is provided as a means of outreach and source of information.

Military Home Educators Network, Oahu
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MHEN-Oahu
The Military Home Educators Network is a forthrightly Christian support group of military home schoolers from all across the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. We hold monthly meetings at Hickam Air Force Base, normally at one of the chapels.

Navy Home School Group - Hawaii
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/navyhomeschool/
We are a home school group for military families providing support, encouragement, and idea sharing through monthly meetings and online forums. Members are welcome to coordinate field trips, community service projects, and physical fitness activities. Membership is open to active, retired or reserve military homeschooling families who are currently living on the island of Oahu.

North Hawaii Big Island Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northhawaiihomeschoolers/
This is is an inclusive support group for homeschoolers in the North Hawaii area (i.e. Waikoloa, Waimea, Hawi) of the Big Island. Help create a network for making friends, sharing ideas & resources, and planning get-togethers. We encourage sharing responsibility for facilitating larger group activities and events such as book clubs, field trips, science fairs, art/photo contests & sports events.

Teen Homeschool Events Club (THE Club)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeenHomeschoolEventsClub/
We are a group of homeschooled teens and their families based on Oahu, Hawaii for the sole purpose of joining in excursions, field trips, and activities together. Teens must be 12 or older and in some form of home-based education (on-line, unschooled, classical home schooled, eclectic, or other). Events range from guided field trips, to independent excursions such as hikes and camping, to an occasional teen night. Activities are informally organized by members, usually during the middle of the day (though the day of the week will vary depending on the event and the director).


Connections Charter School
http://www.connectionscharterschool.org/
174 Kamehameha Ave.
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Office: 866-961-3664
Fax: 808-961-2665
Special Student Services: 808-933-2664
Email: info@connectionscharterschool.org
A’ohe pau ka ‘ike, I ka halau ho’okahi (Knowledge comes from many sources). In recognition that children learn from a community that nurtures and supports them while upholding high expectations, we, the ‘ohana of Connections Public Charter School, establish this compact. It is our belief that… Each person has inherent worth and is blessed with different talents and abilities, and All children can learn given an encouraging, nurturing, challenging, and stimulating learning environment.

The Education Library
1776 University Avenue
UHS Building 3, Room 121
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7833
Fax: (808) 956-7260
Email: info@universitylaboratoryschool.org
http://www.hawaii.edu/crdg/uls/
The University Laboratory School, also known as The Education Laboratory, is a public charter school that operates in partnership with the University of Hawai?i Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) under an agreement with its Local School Board. The school serves as an experimental site for researching and developing innovations in teaching, learning, and assessment in grades K-12.

Halau Lokahi New Century
401 Waiakamilo Road, Unit 1A
Oahu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-832-3594
Fax: 808-842-9800
http://www.halaulokahi.com/
The purpose of Halau Lokahi is to provide students residing on O?ahu the opportunity to access quality education that is safe, supportive and nurturing, providing a culturally holistic, spiritually grounded and mentally stimulating environment. To facilitate those purposes Halau Lokahi will implement a learner-centered, experience-based curriculum with instruction and assessment focused on the inter-connection of land, ocean, heavens and community.

Halau Ku Mana New Century
2101 Makiki Heights Drive
Oahu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 945-1600
Fax: (808) 945-1604
http://www.halaukumana.org/
HKM's vision is to facilitate individual and community healing and empowerment by fostering lifelong learners who think, feel and act in ways that are pono; for recognizing strengths and addressing challenges as they seek positive, systemic change in their local, regional and global communities.

Hawai'i Academy of Arts & Sciences New Century
15-1397 Homestead Road
Pahoa, HI 96778
Phone: 808-965-3730
Fax: 808-965-3733
http://www.haaspcs.org/
HAAS is a school community in the Puna district consisting of students from grade K-12. It has innovative small community schools that nurture the head, and will of our children. Students who choose HAAS will be co-partners in planning, implementing, and evaluating the work we do together.

Hawaii Public Charter Schools
Charter Schools Administrative Office
1111 Bishop Street, Suite 516
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 586-3775
Fax: 586-3776
Cell 721-8615
Email: csao_director@notes.k12.hi.us
http://doe.k12.hi.us/charterschools.htm
This is the list of the 27 Board of Education authorized Hawaii New Century Charter Schools as of 9/4/04.

Hawai'i Technology Academy
5-4280 Kuhio Hwy Princeville Center, Suite G-204
Princeville, HI 96722
Phone: 808-676-5444
Fax: 808-676-5470
http://www.k12.com/hta
Hawaii Technology Academy (HTA), an innovative public charter school. HTA uses a “hybrid” model of schooling that combines classroom and virtual learning programs that allow students to receive individualized programs using an engaging web-based curriculum and interactive technology. Open to Oahu, Kauai, Maui (by referral only, open to Hana residents), Lanai, Molokai and Big Island students in grades K-12, giving them the opportunity to use technology and innovative online courses to complete their education.

Innovations
75-5815 Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-327-6205
Fax: 808-327-6209
Welcome to Innovations Public Charter School located on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kailua-Kona. Opened August 1, 2001, Innovations services 185 students in Grades 1-8. IPCS offers parents a choice of free, non-traditional public education in a small school environment. IPCS is best known for its student centered learning in multi-age groupings, inquiry and project-based focus, thematic integrative curriculum, arts and technology integration, parent participation, and its caring and experienced staff.

Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao
89-195 Farrington Hwy
Wai'anae, HI 96792
Phone: 808-620-9030
Fax: 808-620-9036
http://www.hcsao.org/school/ka-waihona-o-ka-naauao
Ka Waihona o ka Na`auao Charter School will offer a schooling experience that is a viable alternative to the existing conventional public school model. Our school will be structured to be responsive to the learning styles, cultural values, and future desires of the families of our community. It will emphasize a caring collaborative environment for all persons within the school community. It will include students, teachers, parents, other staff, volunteers, and community members implementing an effective and relevant educational experience.

Kamaile Academy
85-180 Ala Akau Street
Waianae, HI 96792
Phone: 808-697-7110
Fax: 808-697-7115
http://power2.k12.hi.us/index.cfm?siteID=141
Welcome to Kamaile Elementary School home of the Warriors.

Kanu o ka 'Aina
65-1170 Opelo Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: 808-887-8144
Fax: 808-887-8146
http://www.kalo.org/
The Kanu o ka ‘Aina Learning ‘Ohana (KALO) is a non-profit organization located in Waimea on Hawai’i Island. KALO’s mission is to grow womb-to-tomb models of education that advance Hawaiian culture for a sustainable Hawai?i.

Kanuikapono Learning Center
4109 Kealia Road
Anahola, HI 96703
Phone: 808-823-9160
Fax: 808-823-9140
KANUIKAPONO, is a highly successful Community-Centered Education Program. Since 1997, KANUIKAPONO has provided Kauai’s island-wide community with programs designed to improve the educational achievements of our youth and families through Hawaiian culture and nature based programs. Over the years,KANUIKAPONO has provided after-school programs,youth leadership programs, family based enrichment programs, sports and recreation programs.

Kawaikini
PO Box 662014
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: 808-632-2032
Fax: 808-246-4635
http://www.kawaikini.com/
Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School is a newly authorized K-12 school on the island of Kaua'i. We envision a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and healthy community where the language, beliefs, and practices of the indigenous people of Hawai'i have become instinctive. Through the medium of the Hawaiian language, Kawaikini will create a supportive learning environment where indigenous cultural knowledge is valued, applied, and perpetuated.

Ke Ana La'ahana
1500 Kalaniana'ole Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-961-6228
Fax: 808-961-6229
http://www.edithkanakaolefoundation.org/ke_ana/ke_ana_index.htm
Ke Ana La‘ahana Public Charter School links culture with education and illustrates the importance that it has on a person's individual pursuits. It is an educational system that builds from the foundation of the family and its community. It is the empowerment of the family and the community that sustains such an educational system. The multi-generation facet of allowing the program to endure is just as important for the continuance of an entire community.

Ke Kula 'o Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory
45-037 Kane'ohe Bay Drive
Kane'ohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808-235-9175
Fax: 808-235-9173
http://www.kamakau.com/
Ke Kula ?o Samuel M. Kamakau, LPCS, is now accepting applications for the upcoming school year and we’ll be hosting 4 informational orientation meetings. If your family would like to send your child to Kamakau, you’ll need to attend one of these meetings. The orientation will provide you with important information and an application packet. It’s also a time for your family and child to get acquainted with our unique teaching environment — staff will be on-hand to answer any questions you might have.

Kihei Charter School
300 Ohukai Road Suite 209
Kihei, HI 96753
Phone: 808-875-0700
Fax: 808-874-6745
http://www.kiheicharter.org/
Mission: To conceptualize, organize, and build innovative learning environments with custom designed educational programs that will prepare students for a satisfying and productive life in the 21st Century.

Kona Pacific
P.O. Box 115
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phone: 808-322-4900
Fax: 808-322-4906
http://www.kppcs.org/
Our Mission is to cultivate in young people the skills, knowledge, and values they need to reach their highest potential. Each student at Kona Pacific is inspired to a high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self awareness, interest and concern for others and respect for the natural world. The Kona Pacific curriculum weaves academic project-based learning with fine arts, Hawaiian culture and agriculture. The arts and practical skills play an essential part in the educational process.

Kualapu'u Elementary
260 Farrington Avenue
Kualapuu, HI 96757
Phone: 808-567-6900
Fax: 808-567-6906
http://www.kualapuu.k12.hi.us/
Kualapu'u School's mission is to build a strong foundation for life long learning so with proper nurturing our keiki will be able to discover and grow, develop skills and confidence and like the 'uala, withstand adversity and thrive in an ever changing world.

Lanikai Elementary
140 Alala Road
Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: 808-266-7844
Fax: 808-266-7848
http://www.lanikaielementary.com/
The Mission of Lanikai School embodies three closely related goals: To prepare students to become active, productive and contributing participants in a democratic society; To develop responsible, caring, and capable lifelong learners committed to continuous improvement in themselves and their expanding communities; To enable students to achieve the Expected Schoolwide Learning Results.

Myron B. Thompson Academy
629 Pohukaina Street Suite 3
Oahu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-441-8001
Fax: 808-586-3640
http://www.ethompson.org/
Hawai‘i E-Charter formally changed its name to Myron B. Thompson Academy (MBTA) in August 2002. It is a hybrid K-12 school that provides competency-based courses and standards-driven instruction to students on Kauai, Oahu, Molokai,Maui and Hawai‘i. The standards-based curriculum extends beyond the traditional classroom to a team of teachers and a network of worldwide resources. The K-12 coursework integrates thematic curriculum with problem-solving activities. Secondary students in grades 7-12 are able to navigate through academic content supported by interactive sessions with teachers and other students, videos, and other multi-media technologies. Students in grades K-6 are equipped with combinations of curricula in all disciplines taught by elementary master teachers and supported by parent mentors. These mentor teachers are also responsible for the planning and coordination of co-curricular activities, field trips, athletic events and enrichment activities. With the rapid pace of advancements in technology, MBTA will provide Hawaii’s children with quality education and skills to prepare them for the digital workforce.

Satori Dharma Hawaii
P.O. BOX 17171
Honolulu, HI 96817-0171
Email: satoridharma@mail2hawaii.com
http://satoridharmahawaii.htmlplanet.com
Our educational program is based in Honolulu, Hawai'i and we are a Buddhist group that is in compliance with Hawaii Revised Statutes 302A-1132. According to Hawaii Admin. Rules, 8-12-1, et seq. While often described as American Buddhists, Satori Dharma Hawai'i embraces all sects of Buddhism and dharma travelers. We welcome others from different religions and backgrounds in an ecumenical spirit to promote education and celebrate the beauty of life and learning.

Volcano School of Arts & Sciences
99-128 Old Volcano Road
Volcano, HI 96785
Phone: 808-985-9800
Fax: 808-985-9898
http://www.volcanoschool.org/hawaii/
The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences is a community public charter school which values innovative programs that emphasize learning through the natural sciences and the arts while meeting state and national learning standards. It is our belief that education is more meaningful to children when presented in an environment that is familiar, that relates to their home life, and that allows for discovery-based experiential learning and multi-sensory activities that reinforce curriculum instruction.

Voyager
670 Auahi Street, Suite A-5
Oahu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-521-9770
Fax: 808-521-9772
http://www.voyagerschool.com/
We are a Hawaii Public Charter School that was created to bring together the most advanced learning technologies available. Our goal is to achieve maximum results for our students and contribute to the advancement of education in Hawai'i.

Wai'alae Elementary
1045 19th Avenue
Oahu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-733-4880
Fax: 808-733-4886
http://www.waialae.edu/
Wai`alae School is a student centered school that honors the whole child. It is committed to nurturing a community of learners who strive for excellence and innovation; empowering all members of the community to actively engage in a democratic society.

Waters of Life
181355 Volcano Hwy
Mountain View, HI 96771
Phone: 808-966-6175
Fax: 808-982-7863
http://www.hcsao.org/school/waters-life
The vision of Na Wai Ola 'Waters Of Life' is embodied in the spirit of the following Aloha chant: Akahai E Na Hawai'i, Lokahi Aku Like, 'Olu 'Olu Ka Manao, Ha'a Ha'a Kou Kulana, Ahonui A Lanakila, Aloha E, Aloha E, Aloha E. Mission Statement: Lead And Succeed As We Cultivate Global Leaders And Build Sustainable Communities.

West Hawai'i Explorations Academy
73-4460 Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway #105
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-327-4751
Fax: 808-327-4750
http://www.whea.info/main/
If you're a 6th-12th grade student looking for a challenging, project-based school, and you are ready to work hard while learning very different life and research skills valuable for college and/or cutting edge technology work places, the West Hawaii Explorations Academy may be for you! Independent, self-directed learners thrive in the WHEAPCS environment. WHEA will be accepting applications for the upcoming school year beginning in February. Applications are collected each month and a random selection is done on the 1st of the month for all applications turned in the previous month. All applicants are accepted on a space available basis. If no space is available applicants are placed on a waitlist.


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