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.
Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Gr. 6 is our flagship one-week residential boarding program for students entering the 6th grade. Held on the KS Kapālama campus, Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Gr. 6 sets the course in embracing Hawaiian culture and identity by introducing keiki to some of the foundational values and practices of our kūpuna. Keiki develop their understanding of and connection to Hawaiian identity through cultural learning experiences and activities that include work in a lo‘i kalo, fishpond restoration, mele, hula, and much more.
Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Gr. 7, the newest addition to our residential boarding program, is held in five locations, and continues the haumāna’s connection to Hawaiian culture through the concept of alaka‘i lawelawe or servant leadership. Students learn about the region and how to make a positive impact through work with community partners, mo‘olelo, and hands-on activities so as to cultivate personal character and develop leadership skills as a foundation for future success. There will be five location offerings for Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Gr. 7 applicants: on the island of O‘ahu-Kona O‘ahu, Ko‘olauloa, Ko‘olaupoko, ‘Ewa, and on Hawai‘i Island in 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 five-week summer day program kicks off program offerings (i.e. intersession and ‘ohana events) held throughout the school 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.)