The COVID-19 situation has brought unprecedented challenges and as the pandemic persists, KS remains committed to the health and safety of our students, families, and employees. As such, we will not be offering fall and spring intersession programs this year. We encourage you, however, to learn about the diverse learning opportunities that may be offered by our community partners and collaborators listed below.  We also invite you to take advantage of online resources KS has developed. You may find these resources at the following link: https://www.ksbe.edu/education/learn_at_home/.

After-School All-Stars

http://asashawaii.org/programs-and-locations

Grades 6-8

Boys and Girls Club of Hawaiʻi (Oʻahu and Kauaʻi)

https://www.bgch.com/findaclub/

Grades K-12

Boys and Girls Club of Big Island

http://www.bgcbi.org/programs-services

Grades K-12

ʻImiloa: Hālau Lamakū Place-Based Learning Fall Program

https://imiloahawaii.org/halau-lamaku

Grades K-5

Mālama ʻĀina Foundation-Virtual Stem Camp

https://www.malamaaina.org/

Middle School haumāna

Ulu Aʻe Learning Center

https://uluae.org/?page_id=15

Elementary and Middle School haumāna

 

The Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program (KOIP) is designed to cultivate and maintain relationships with internship host sites who are committed to providing college students with enriched career experiences and professional networking opportunities for career success. 

KOIP is a year-round college internship program that offers on-site and virtual internships, both statewide and on the U.S. continent.  KOIP seeks to provide Native Hawaiian students with the opportunity to engage with professionals within their fields of interest with internship positions available in a varied selection of career fields.

To apply for KOIP, students must register with IMUA Xchange (IX). IX is an online platform used by Kamehameha Schools to connect students with work-based learning opportunities and resources to engage with local community partners. 

For more information about this program, please visit apps.ksbe.edu/careerpathways.

Spring 2021

Deadline: October 30, 2020. The application window will open on October 1, 2020.

To Apply: KOIP Online Application (Click the link to go to the application)

Program Cost: This program is offered free of charge.

Program Eligibility

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Age 18 or older at the time of application
  • Apply to internship opportunities that are related to your chosen major or minor
  • Commitment of at least 120 hours within internship term (flexible start date)
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college program

Summer 2021

Deadline: March 12, 2021. The application window will open on February 1, 2021.

Program Cost: This program is offered free of charge.

Program Eligibility

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Age 18 or older at the time of application
  • Apply to internship opportunities that are related to your chosen major or minor
  • Commitment of at least 120 hours within internship term (flexible start date)
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college program

 

Kamehameha Scholars is a nationally-acclaimed college and career counseling program that serves high school haumāna (students) from public, charter, home, and other private schools. Rooted in Hawaiian cultural identity, the program focuses on student success through year-round workshops and interactive lessons to encourage and support the raising of their academic and professional aspirations. Students who complete the program will earn a valuable merit scholarship to be used towards enrollment into an accredited post-secondary educational institution or training program as recognized by Kamehameha Schools.

For more information about this program, please visit apps.ksbe.edu/kscholars.

 

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.

 

Ho'omākaʻikaʻi 6

Program Description: Our flagship one-week residential boarding program for students entering the 6th grade. Held on the KS Kapālama campus, Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Grade 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'omākaʻikaʻi 7

Program Description: Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Grade 7 is held in three 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.

 

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The Kilohana Program for elementary grades is a fun Hawaiian Culture-Based Literacy Program, where haumāna (students) learn about aloha ʻāina, their home, and strengthen their Native Hawaiian identity through cultural place-based education.

The haumāna learn collaboration, communication, and literacy skills. This five-week experience completes with a hōʻike (celebration) where the keiki share their ʻike (knowledge) of Hawaiʻi with their ʻohana and other attendees.

 

Kilohana Grades 6-8 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.