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 SchoolK-6Project Based LearningKoloaKauaʻ
Connections Public Charter SchoolK-12Constructivist ApproachHiloHawaiʻ
DreamHouse ʻEwa Beach6-9Inquiry BasedKapoleiOʻ
Hakipuʻu Academy6-12Hawaiian Culture FocusedKāneʻoheOʻahu

Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School4-12Hawaiian Culture FocusedMakikiOʻ
Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter SchoolK-12Arts Integrated, Blue Zone, Blended & Virtual ProgramsPāhoa campus & StatewideStatewideHawaiʻi Academy of Arts & Sciences
Hawaiʻi Technology Academy


Blended & Virtual
Innovations Public Charter SchoolK-8Project-based; multi-age groupingKailua-KonaHawaiʻ
Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao Public Charter SchoolK-8Hawaiian Culture & ʻĀina based focusNānākuliOʻ
Ka ʻUmeke KāʻeoPre-12Hawaiian ImmersionHiloHawaiʻ
Kamaile AcademyPre-12Arts Integrated & Project Based Learning


Kamalani AcademyK-8Arts IntegratedWahiawāOʻ
Kanu o ka ʻĀina New Century Public Charter SchoolK-12Hawaiian Culture Based & Virtual LearningWaimea Campus &
Kanuikapono Public Charter SchoolK-12Hawaiian Culture Based



Kapolei Charter School9-12Alternative Learning and Career PathwaysKapoleiOʻ
Kawaikini New Century Public Charter SchoolK-12Hawaiian ImmersionLīhuʻe

Kaʻōhao Elementary SchoolK-6Technology Based & Arts IntegratedKailuaOʻ
Ke Ana Laʻahana Public Charter School7-12Hawaiian Culture FocusedHiloHawaiʻ
Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning CenterPre-12Hawaiian Language-Niihau Dialect ImmersionKekahaKauaʻ
Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki, LPCSPre-8Hawaiian MediumKeaʻauHawaiʻi
Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau, LPCSPre-12Hawaiian ImmersionKāneʻoheOʻ
Kīhei Charter SchoolK-12Science Focused, Technology Based & Blended LearningKī
Kona Pacific Public Charter SchoolPre-8Waldorf InspiredKealakekuaHawaiʻ
Kua o ka Lā New Century PCSPre-8Hawaiian Culture Focused & Virtual LearningHiloHawaiʻi
Kualapuʻu SchoolPre-6

Conversion & Hawaiian Immersion


Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA)K-12Hawaiian-Niihau Culture FocusedKekahaKauaʻ
Laupāhoehoe Community PCSPre-12Conversion & Virtual LearningLaupāhoehoeHawaiʻi

Mālama Honua PCSK-8Hawaiian Culture & Project Based LearningWaimanalo


Myron B. Thompson Academy

K-12Blended LearningHonolulu campus &
Nā Wai Ola PCSK-5Science Focused Project Based LearningMountain ViewHawaiʻ
SEEQS: the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability6-8Project based, Interdisciplinary, Science FocusedNuʻuanuOʻ
University Laboratory SchoolK-12Educational lab for teaching and learningMānoaOʻ
Volcano School of Arts & Sciences Pre-11Hawaiian Culture Based, Science Focused & Blended LearningVolcanoHawaiʻi
Voyager Public Charter SchoolK-8Quantum Learning & Arts IntegratedHonoluluOʻ
Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School6-8ConversionWaimeaHawaiʻ
Waiʻalae Elementary Public Charter SchoolPre-5Integrated Thematics UnitHonoluluOʻahu

West Hawaiʻi Explorations Academy6-12Science Focused, Project Based learningKailua-KonaHawaiʻ

Find a Charter School

Finding the right charter school for your child is important. Here you can search for schools by island as well as by grade level.

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Governing Boards FAQs

Each Hawaiʻi public charter school is governed by its respective governing board, the independent board that is party to a charter performance contract with the State Public...

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Hālau Lōkahi Charter School Transcript Requests

The Hawaiʻi State Public Charter School Commission maintains the student records of Hālau Lōkahi Charter School, which closed in 2015. This request process is for former Hālau...

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COVID-19 Guidance, Resources & Case Count

COVID-19 Information & Updates As the pandemic continues, the health and safety of our charter school community is our top priority. This page is intended to provide schools...

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