Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy
2017 Hawai‘i Summer School Deadline: Feburary 15, 2017
Kamehameha Schools (KS) is dedicated to serving Hawaiian learners through a variety of educational programs. Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy offers incredible educational opportunities that inspire passion for learning and enable young learners to be successful and prepared for the next school year. Kupukupu means “to sprout or grow” as leaves, blossoms, knowledge, and ideas. With ‘āina as the center of dynamic, vital learning experiences blending rigorous and authentic culture-based Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math (STEAM), literacy pieces, and creative exploration, our keiki and ‘ōpio will grow their skills as innovators and stewards of today and tomorrow. The program offers credit advancement for high school students seeking to earn required and/or elective credit(s) for the 2017-2018 school year.
Kamehameha Schools’ policy on admission is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
Application DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2017
For More Information, call 808.541.5300
WHO MAY APPLY
Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy is open to students entering grades 1 through 12 in Fall 2017 and incoming kindergarteners who are 5 years of age by July 31, 2017.
Once Admissions receives your child’s application, we will mail you an email confirmation so you know that it was received. Enrollment is subject to availability of classes. Kamehameha Schools reserves the right to cancel any class if enrollment falls below the minimum required.
Kamehameha Schools’ Hawai‘i Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy Summer School program will be held from:
- Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Thursday, July 13, 2017 (4 Week Program)
- Program Hours:
Elementary School 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Middle School 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
High School 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 is a holiday.
For detailed information on the various programs and courses, please see the 2017 Hālau Kupukupu Innovations Academy (Summer School) catalog.
Financial Aid is available. Applicants who demonstrate financial need may receive full awards to cover tuition and transportation fees. To apply, complete the Financial Aid section in the online application. Deadline to apply for financial aid is February 15, 2017.
Tuition and Transportation: The cost for tuition varies by division. Transportation is also provided for an additional fee. Please refer to the table below for applicable charges.
Space Availability: Spaces will be filled based on the date your application is received and course availability. Enrollment is subject to availability of classes. Kamehameha Schools reserves the right to cancel any class if enrollment falls below the minimum required.
Attendance Policy: Daily attendance is critical if 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 summer program should not apply. See the course catalog for specific information.
Explorations Series Program Applicants: Students planning to apply to both an Explorations Series program and Hawai`i Summer School are recommended to request attendance to Explorations Series programs offered during Week 6 (7/16 – 7/21/2017).
NOTE: Students in grade 6-8 may not be absent for more than three (3) days and students in grades 9-12 may not be absent for more than one (1) day. (Please review Attendance Policy)
Payment: Do not send payment with the application. You will be advised of the total amount due in your program invite letter. FULL payment must be received by May 15, 2017 in order for final enrollment to be confirmed.
Refunds and Course Withdrawals: Once a space has been reserved for a student and paperwork has been processed, refunds will be made according to the following schedule:
Through May 22, 2017. . . . . . . . . . . Full refund, less $25.00
From June 1, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No refund
Middle – $400High School Half Day – $200
High School Full Day – $400
One Way – $50 | Round Trip – $100
Notification Letters: Letters will be mailed out in April.
Enrollment Packet: Class schedules and T-shirts will be available (for families) on June 7 – 8, 2017.
Religious Affiliation: Kamehameha is a Christian, non-denominational Protestant school.
POLICY TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO HAWAIIAN APPLICANTS
Kamehameha Schools’ policy on admissions 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 (Data Center). Please work directly with the Data Center staff to complete your ancestry determination as soon as you can and preferably no later than the program’s application deadline of February 15, 2017.
For more information, please call the Data Center at (808) 523-6228 or toll free at 1-800-842-4682, then extension 36228. You may also visit: www.ksbe.edu/datacenter for information to frequently asked questions or to request an Ancestry Registry form.
Legal Guardianship Verification
If there have been changes affecting your child’s legal name, custody or legal guardianship, you will be asked to submit all necessary legal documents prior to your child’s enrollment in the Kamehameha Schools program.