For Families & Community
Aloha and welcome! This page has been created for families who have children enrolled in a charter school and community members who are interested in learning more about our charter schools or enrolling their child in a public charter school.
Hawaiʻi charter schools are tuition-free public schools of choice open to all, serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Select charter schools offer high-quality Pre-K programs. There are 37 charter schools in Hawaiʻi serving more than 12,000 students on five islands; Hawaiʻi Island, Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu.
Finding the right charter school for your child is important. No two charter schools are the same and they each offer a different learning environment; some offer blended learning, others focus on Hawaiian language immersion or arts integration, and yet others offer project based learning or a Waldorf model of learning.
Knowing your child’s learning style and needs will help you narrow your search for the right school. Does he/she love the arts or science, enjoy smaller classroom sizes, want to learn the Hawaiian language, or more of an independent learner? Parents are encouraged to research schools by visiting their website, calling the schools for more information, reading their charter contracts and taking a look at their Strive HI school level results.
Although each charter school has a unique mission and vision to meet the academic needs of their community, all public charter schools must demonstrate academic success.
Here you will find a list of all charter schools authorized by the Commission with information on the grades they serve, locations, and education model. In the drop down menu Find A Charter School, you will also find the enrollment count, charter contracts, Strive HI academic performance reports, and contact information. You will also find helpful information on charter school governing boards.
|Alakaʻi o Kauaʻi Public Charter School||K-6||Project Based Learning||Koloa||Kauaʻi||alakaiokauai.org|
|Connections Public Charter School||K-12||Constructivist Approach||Hilo||Hawaiʻi||connectionscharterschool.org|
|DreamHouse ʻEwa Beach||6-9||Inquiry Based||Kapolei||Oʻahu||dreamhouseewabeach.org|
|Hakipuʻu Academy||6-12||Hawaiian Culture Focused||Kāneʻohe||Oʻahu|
|Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School||4-12||Hawaiian Culture Focused||Makiki||Oʻahu||halaukumana.org|
|Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School||K-12||Arts Integrated, Blue Zone, Blended & Virtual Programs||Pāhoa campus & Statewide||Statewide||Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts & Sciences|
|Hawaiʻi Technology Academy|
|Blended & Virtual Learning||Statewide||Statewide||hi.myhta.org|
|Innovations Public Charter School||K-8||Project-based; multi-age grouping||Kailua-Kona||Hawaiʻi||ipcs.info|
|Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao Public Charter School||K-8||Hawaiian Culture & ʻĀina based focus||Nānākuli||Oʻahu||kawaihonapcs.org|
|Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo||Pre-12||Hawaiian Immersion||Hilo||Hawaiʻi||Kaumeke.org|
|Kamaile Academy||Pre-12||Arts Integrated & Project Based Learning|
|Kamalani Academy||K-8||Arts Integrated||Wahiawā||Oʻahu||kamalaniacademy.org|
|Kanu o ka ʻĀina New Century Public Charter School||K-12||Hawaiian Culture Based & Virtual Learning||Waimea Campus & Statewide||Statewide||kanuokaaina.org|
|Kanuikapono Public Charter School||K-12||Hawaiian Culture Based|
|Kapolei Charter School||9-12||Alternative Learning and Career Pathways||Kapolei||Oʻahu||kcshawaii.org|
|Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School||K-12||Hawaiian Immersion||Līhuʻe|
|Kaʻōhao Elementary School||K-6||Technology Based & Arts Integrated||Kailua||Oʻahu||kaohaoschool.org|
|Ke Ana Laʻahana Public Charter School||7-12||Hawaiian Culture Focused||Hilo||Hawaiʻi||kalpcs.com|
|Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning Center||Pre-12||Hawaiian Language-Niihau Dialect Immersion||Kekaha||Kauaʻi||kknok.org|
|Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki, LPCS||Pre-8||Hawaiian Medium||Keaʻau||Hawaiʻi||nawahi.org|
|Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau, LPCS||Pre-12||Hawaiian Immersion||Kāneʻohe||Oʻahu||Kamakau.com|
|Kīhei Charter School||K-12||Science Focused, Technology Based & Blended Learning||Kīhei||Maui||kiheicharter.org|
|Kona Pacific Public Charter School||Pre-8||Waldorf Inspired||Kealakekua||Hawaiʻi||kppcs.org|
|Kua o ka Lā New Century PCS||Pre-8||Hawaiian Culture Focused & Virtual Learning||Hilo||Hawaiʻi||Kuaokala.org|
Conversion & Hawaiian Immersion
|Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA)||K-12||Hawaiian-Niihau Culture Focused||Kekaha||Kauaʻi||kanakapcs.org|
|Laupāhoehoe Community PCS||Pre-12||Conversion & Virtual Learning||Laupāhoehoe||Hawaiʻi|
|Mālama Honua PCS||K-8||Hawaiian Culture & Project Based Learning||Waimanalo|
Myron B. Thompson Academy
|K-12||Blended Learning||Honolulu campus & statewide||Statewide||mbta.me|
|Nā Wai Ola PCS||K-5||Science Focused Project Based Learning||Mountain View||Hawaiʻi||nawaiolapcs.org|
|SEEQS: the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability||6-8||Project based, Interdisciplinary, Science Focused||Nuʻuanu||Oʻahu||seeqs.org|
|University Laboratory School||K-12||Educational lab for teaching and learning||Mānoa||Oʻahu||universitylaboratoryschool.org|
|Volcano School of Arts & Sciences||Pre-11||Hawaiian Culture Based, Science Focused & Blended Learning||Volcano||Hawaiʻi||volcanoschool.net|
|Voyager Public Charter School||K-8||Quantum Learning & Arts Integrated||Honolulu||Oʻahu||voyagerschool.com|
|Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School||6-8||Conversion||Waimea||Hawaiʻi||wmpccs.org|
|Waiʻalae Elementary Public Charter School||Pre-5||Integrated Thematics Unit||Honolulu||Oʻahu|
|West Hawaiʻi Explorations Academy||6-12||Science Focused, Project Based learning||Kailua-Kona||Hawaiʻi||whea.net|