FAQs

The following FAQs do not apply to our Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program (KOIP). For more information on KOIP, please visit https://apps.ksbe.edu/careerpathways/.

KS Community Education Programs

Who can apply to KS Community Education Programs?

KS Community Education Programs are for haumāna (students) in the DOE, charter schools, Nā Kula Kaiapuni, home-schoolers, and other private school students, while summer school programs are open to both KS campus and all other students. 

For more information and to learn more about the many opportunities provided by Kamehameha Schools, we encourage families to visit www.ksbe.edu/programs.

Can my child still attend a KS Community Education Program even if he/she is accepted into Kamehameha?

To best serve Pauahi’s children beyond our campuses, KS Community Education Programs are accessible to Native Hawaiian Students in the DOE, charter schools, Nā Kula Kaiapuni, home-schoolers, and other private school students.In addition, KS offers summer courses at each of our 3 campuses on Maui, Hawai‘i Island, and Kapālama.

For more information and to learn more about the many opportunities provided by Kamehameha Schools, we encourage families to visit www.ksbe.edu/programs.

What is the difference between a new and re-enrolling student?

Re-enrolling Applicants

Priority is given to re-enrolling applicants. A re-enrolling applicant is an applicant that has attended a Kamehameha Schools Community Education Program the year prior.

New Applicant

A new applicant is someone who has NOT attended a Kamehameha Schools Community Education Program the year prior.

How do I apply?

Applications for Kamehameha Schools Community Education Programs will be available on the Admissions Website or click here for the Admissions Online Application

Space availability is limited. The earlier we receive your application, the better your chances are of getting your preferred dates and programs. Apply early. 

Only COMPLETE applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces are limited and NOT all on-time applications are guaranteed a space. 

AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION: Once we have received your application, you can check the status of your application on your application Status Page (Forms Dashboard) of KS Connect – an online resource for parents of Kamehameha Schools. Families who have used KS Connect for campus students or summer school will use their existing account to access their student’s record. If you do not have an existing account to KS Connect, you will receive an email with your account login. For this reason, please be sure to indicate two separate emails – one email for each legal guardian. We will no longer be sending out notification letters regarding any pending documents. You will be responsible for monitoring the KS Connect Forms Dashboard to ensure the completion of your enrollment application by the deadline. You will be notified when access to KS Connect has been granted during the Conditional Acceptance period.

Conditional Acceptance Letters

Students invited to a Kamehameha Schools Community Education Program will be emailed a conditional acceptance letter. Conditional acceptance letters will include required payment information (if applicable) and handbook documents. Deadline to submit all required documents will be noted in the letter.

Confirmation Packet

All accepted applicants to a Kamehameha Schools Community Education Program will be emailed their confirmation packets. These packets will contain all details related to their scheduled programs (packing list, flight information – if applicable, and general program information). Please also note that there will be no early notification for out-of-state applicants. Please also note that there will be no early notification for out-of-state applicants.

Cancellations

KS reserves the right to cancel sessions. Should this occur, families will be notified and accommodated if possible.

If you need to cancel your child’s enrollment for any reason, please call us immediately at (808) 534-8272, Option 0 or toll free at 1-800-842-4682, then extension 48272, Option 0.

Program Fee Payment

You will be advised of the total amount due and date due in your program notification letter.

Program Fee Waiver

If you would like to apply for a program fee waiver, please see the Request for Program Fee Waiver form included in the Application packet, fill and submit before the deadline.

We must receive all required documents with the fee waiver form in order for it to be processed. Please note that we must receive any required financial documents directly from you. In order to protect your privacy, other KS departments such as Financial Aid cannot release information of that nature to anyone other than the individual it belongs to. Fee waivers for KS Community Education Programs are processed through the Applicant Services Center and the KS Community Education Program Operations Department

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 program should not apply.

Airfare

Hawaii-based Applicants:

Kamehameha Schools provides round-trip air transportation for State of Hawai‘i applicants to all Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi sessions from their home island so long as the student travels with the group during the assigned times. Individualized travel arrangements will not be accommodated due to a large number of students traveling.

Mainland-based Applicants:

Kamehameha Schools does not provide interstate 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 the program check-in site. The program is not responsible for airport arrival and departure arrangements.

Dual Enrollment

If you plan to enroll your child in another KS summer program, please review the respective program’s attendance policy and program dates.

Policy To Give Preference To Hawaiian Applicants

Kamehameha Schools’ admissions policy 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 (HHDC). Please work directly with the HHDC staff to complete your ancestry determination as soon as you can and preferably no later than the program’s application deadline.

For more information, please call the Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data Center (HHDC) at (808) 523-6228 or toll free at 1-800-842-4682, then extension 36228. You may also check www.ksbe.edu/datacenter for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Legal Guardianship Verification

If there have been changes affecting your child’s legal name, any custody agreements, or legal guardianship of your child, you will be asked to submit all necessary court documents prior to your child’s enrollment in the Kamehameha Schools Community Education Program.

Medical Forms

New applicants applying to the KS Community Education Programs are required to submit a  medical form (included in the Application packet) for the current program year, with a physical examination dated after January 1 of the same year. The medical form requires a doctor’s signature.

Admissions Online Application (AOA)

The Admissions Online Applications can be accessed through the Admissions Website.

Can I apply for multiple programs with one application?

Aʻole. One application per program.

Do I need to create a different account for each keiki?

Aʻole. Under one household you can have multiple students.

How many parents/legal guardians need to sign the application?

Only one parent needs to sign the application. However, if your keiki is selected to participate, then all legal guardians need to sign the Enrollment Agreement Form by the designated deadline.

What are the preferred internet browsers to complete this application?

Chrome and Firefox are the preferred browsers.

How can I make changes to my household information?

Household information is locked once you have submitted it. Please call KS Community Education Program Operations at 808-534-8272 to make amendments to your household information.

Can I use my mobile device to complete the online application?

ʻAe. AOA can be completed on a mobile device but is not recommended.

What if I don't have a computer?

Kamehameha Schools Resource Centers have computers available for usage.

For locations: https://apps.ksbe.edu/resourcecenters/locations/.

Can I use my old portal login?

Aʻole. All applicants must create a new online application user portal account.

I didn't get an invite email.

Only re-enrolling Kamehameha Schools Community Education Program students who have attended the program the year prior will receive invite emails. Please call us or visit the Kamehameha Admissions website for programs your keiki may be eligible for: https://www.ksbe.edu/apply/.

Are new or re-enrolled paper applications available?

Aʻole. Applications are only available online. Kamehameha Schools Resource Centers have computers available for usage.

For locations: https://apps.ksbe.edu/resourcecenters/locations/.

Now that my application has been submitted, what's the next step?

Go to your parent portal and click on the “Post-Submit Actions”, then click on “View Confirmation” to view “Additional Required Documents” and medical form.

How do I know I have completed my application?

On the home screen of your parent portal, the application is green to indicate that it’s complete. You will also receive a confirmation email.

Re-enrolled Students

I can't find my student ID number.

Please refer to your KS Community Education Programs re-enrollment email or you may email or call KS Community Education Program Operations at 808-534-8272.

I don't see a re-enrolled application option.

You must select a new application and an option will appear to indicate your child has attended the previous year

Do I need to submit a medical form?

Students who are re-enrolling do not need to submit a medical form. All new students need to submit a completed medical form.