Applications available on January 2, 2019
- HOʻOMĀKAʻIKAʻI | Applications due by February 15, 2019
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.
- KILOHANA | Applications due by March 15, 2019
Entering Grades 3 and 4
Through fun and engaging instruction haumāna (students) will build their collaboration, communication, and literacy skills with their classmates. The haumāna will learn about aloha ‘āina, and strengthen their Native Hawaiian identity through cultural place-based education. This four to five week experience ends in a hōʻike (celebration) where the keiki share their ‘ike (knowledge) of Hawai‘i with their ʻohana and other attendees.
Entering Grades 6, 7 and 8
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. A 5 week summer day program kicks off program offerings (i.e. intersession and ‘ohana events) held throughout the schools year. Kilohana serves public, charter, home and other private school students residing in the region who will be entering grades 6-8.
For specific program information call:
Kūamahi Operations Department
Phone: (808) 534-8272 or 1-800-842-4682, then extension 48272 (Neighbor Islands/Continental U.S.)