NEW: Explorations Explorations Ho`omāka`ika`i now expanding to applicants entering grade 7
Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i is a one-week residential boarding program for students entering grades 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.
Our Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i grade 7 programs allow students to dive a little deeper into the knowledge of our kūpuna within various communities. There will be five location offerings for the Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i grade 7 applicants: Kona (O`ahu), Ko`olau Loa (O`ahu), Ko`olau Poko (O`ahu), `Ewa (O`ahu) and East Hawai`i.
Apply by FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Medical Forms Packet
You must complete the medical forms packet and submit no later than February 15, 2019. Be sure to have your child’s doctor complete and sign the Physical Examination form. Tell your child’s doctor that the date of the physical examination must be on or after JANUARY 1, 2018.
Download: Medical Forms Packet
Program Fee: $120.00
SPACE AVAILABILITY: Ho`omāka`ika`i spaces will be filled based on the date your application forms and requirements are completed. Only complete applications and medical forms will be considered for program enrollment.
NOTIFICATION LETTERS: All applicants will be mailed their notification letters in April 2019. There will be no early notification for out-of-state applicants.
RETURNING EXPLORATIONS SERIES STUDENTS: Students who have completed the Ho`omāka`ika`i (current grade 6, entering grade 7 in Fall 2019) program last summer DO NOT need to submit another application form. Returning students will receive a re-enrollment notification by email that must be completed by March 15, 2019. You are required to complete your re-enrollment registration online via the Admissions Online Application.
APPLICANTS APPLYING TO ANOTHER KS SUMMER PROGRAM: If you plan to apply your child to another KS summer program, please review the respective program’s attendance policy and program dates.
CANCELLATION: KS reserves the right to cancel sessions. Should this occur, families will be notified and accommodated if possible.
PROGRAM FEE PAYMENT: Full payment for all programs must be received no later than Friday, April 19, 2019. You will be advised of the total amount due in your program notification letter. Please do not send payment with this application.
PROGRAM FEE WAIVER: If you would like to apply for a program fee waiver, please see the enclosed fee waiver form that accompanies this application. Fee waiver forms submitted with no supporting documents will not be processed. The fee waiver form and all supporting documents must be received by February 15, 2019.
AIRFARE: Kamehameha provides inter-island roundtrip air transportation to the Explorations program for students who are residents of the State of Hawai`i traveling from their home island. Kamehameha Schools does not provide inter-state or international air transportation for out-of-state applicants. Since students travel in groups at assigned dates and times, individualized travel arrangements are not allowed. Mainland and international traveling participants must check-in at program check-in site. The program is not responsible for airport arrival and departure arrangements.