ʻOhana -centered Learning
Our Ka ‘Ohā learning model offers an indigenous approach to virtual learning. In addition to online courses, haumana participate in projects and huakaʻi (excursions) led by kumu and cultural practitioners.
Elementary and middle school Program
Our K-8 program offers a combination of online personalized core curriculum and in-person experiences. With the guidance of their Kanu kumu, ʻohana choose from a variety of curriculum for each core subject to build a customized scheduled for their keiki. Middle school students in grades 6-8 delve deeper into formal learning of ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i with kumu.
Students may also attend Lā Hoʻolako and huakaʻi. These face-to-face learning experiences offer hands-on learning and social experiences through place-based learning, often with community partners. In-person offerings vary by island but can include choices such as Aloha ʻĀina, environmental science, PE, games, STEM, gardening and more.
Individualized, flexible and place-based learning guide our ʻohana-centered K-8 program.
high school Program
Ka ‘Ohā high school students work with subject certified kumu on courses required toward a Kanu o ka ‘Āina diploma. Courses include kumu-created, place-based and culturally relevant offerings via Google Classroom and custom individualized study with a kumu. High school students are required to take two years of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi.
High school students meet up regularly with their advisory kumu. Students are also encouraged to enroll in dual credit college classes, and are offered the opportnity to complete college certifications an degrees simultaneously while completing high school diploma requirements.