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Kūamahi - Community Education

Our inoa Kūamahi is a reference to our ali’i, Kamehameha (and his Mahi lineage) during the times that he would stand with and work alongside the maka’aināna. This ‘ano and hana of Kamehameha describes our approach in our work – to stand within and working with community.

We are guided by the Kamehameha Schools Strategic Vision of 2040 and our Education System Hawaiian Culture Based Education Definition, Kūamahi utilizes Hawaiian ways of knowing and teaching for our learners so that our communities are healthy places to thrive.

 

"Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i is a one-week residential boarding program for students entering grade 6 and 7. Students engage in hands-on learning activities focused on cultural values and practices to develop Hawaiian identity and leadership. The KS Kapālama campus is the base for our flagship grade 6 program where students participate in cultural learning experiences such as lo‘i kalo, loko i‘a, and hoe wa‘a."
 

Ho'omāka'ika'i 6

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Entering 6th Grade
- First time applicant
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

 

Ho'omāka'ika'i 7

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Entering 7th Grade
- Re-enrolled or New applicant
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
"Kealapono’s Kilohana Program is a Hawaiian Culture-Based Literacy Preference Program, where haumana learn about Aloha ʻĀina, their moku, and strengthen their Native Hawaiian identity through cultural place-based education.  The methods used helps to build the haumana’s collaboration, communication, and literacy skills. This five week experience culminates in a hōʻike (celebration) where the keiki share their ʻike (knowledge)of Hawai’i with their ʻohana and other attendees. "
 
 

Kilohana 'Ewa Gr 3 & 4

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Rising 3rd & 4th Grade
- Re-enrolled/New Applicant
- Lives in the 'Ewa Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

Kilohana East Hawai'i Gr 3

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Rising 3rd Grade
- New Applicant
- Lives in the East Hawai'i Region
- Students who are not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

Kilohana Kaua'i Gr 3

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Rising 3rd 
- New Applicant
- Lives in the Kaua'i Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

Kilohana Waialua Gr 3

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Rising 3rd 
- New Applicant
- Lives in the Waialua Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 
"Kilohana is a program designed to connect haumāna to their Hawaiian identity in a modern world. Through cultural experiences, inquiry and project-based learning, students develop their skills in math, deepen their connection to Hawaiian culture, and develop leadership and 21st century skills while strengthening their connection to their community."
 
 
 

Kilohana 'Ewa Gr 6, 7, & 8

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Entering Grades 6, 7 or 8
- Re-enrolled or New Applicant
- Lives in the 'Ewa Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

Kilohana Kaua'i Gr  7 & 8

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Entering Grades 7 or 8
- New Applicant
- Lives in the Kaua'i Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

Kilohana Moloka'i Gr 6, 7, & 8

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Entering Grades 6, 7 or 8
- Re-enrolled or New Applicant
- Lives in the Moloka'i Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

Kilohana Waialua Gr 6, 7, & 8

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Entering Grades 6, 7 or 8
- Re-enrolled or New Applicant
- Lives in the Waialua Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

Kilohana Wai'anae Gr 6, 7, & 8

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Entering Grades 6, 7 or 8
- Re-enrolled or New Applicant
- Lives in the Wai'anae Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 

Kilohana West Hawai'i Gr 6, 7, & 8

Program Cost: $120.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program Eligibility:
- Entering Grades 6, 7 or 8
- Re-enrolled or New Applicant
- Lives in the West Hawai'i Region
- Not currently enrolled full-time at a Kamehameha campus.
- Applicants must be able to fully participate in the program and be first-time participants in the program.
 
 
 
 
"Kamehameha Scholars (K-Scholars) focuses on college and career preparation through year-round supplementary activities for non-KS students in grades 9-12. Students may earn a merit scholarship upon successful completion of the program.  Once students are invited to K-Scholars they receive auto invitations to return each year provided they meet the requirements and complete necessary assignments during the year."
 

 

Kamehameha Scholars

Program Cost: $50.00 *Fee Waiver available
Program EligibilityRising Grade 9 and 10 students, must reside on the islands of O’ahu, Kaua’i Maui and Hawai’i
 
Application Window: March 15, 2019 - April 30, 2019
 
 
 

 

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