Enrollment Options for Hālau Lōkahi Students for School Year 2015-2016




For families that may want to home-school their child, please complete OCISS Form 4140, Exceptions to Compulsory Attendance, and submit the form to the governing board of Hālau Lōkahi.  Families that wish to have their students participate in the Statewide Testing Program will need to contact their DOE Home School in order to participate in testing.


To find your child’s DOE home school, use the DOE’s online School Finder tool to input your street address:



Form 4140 is available here:



Information on Homeschooling is available here:




Public Schools:


DOE’s website on Enrolling in School: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Pages/Home.aspx


Use the DOE’s online School Finder tool to input a street address and find the elementary, middle, and high schools that serve the area, along with contact information: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/SchoolFinder/Pages/home.aspx


DOE's website on Information on geographic exceptions: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/EnrollingInSchool/Pages/Geographic-exceptions.aspx


Geographic Exception form: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/DOE%20Forms/Geographic%20Exception/GERequestForm.pdf


Other Public Charter Schools:



Information on the admissions cycles at the Hawaiian-focused charter schools:


  • Hakipuu Learning Center:  The school serves grades 4-12 and is accepting applications through May 31, 2015.

  • Halau Ku Mana: The admissions lottery was held on April 2, 2015.  The school will still accept applications to fill any remaining seats; if no seats are available, applicants will be put on a wait list. 

  • Ka Waihona o ka Na’auao Public Charter School: Please contact the school, if interested in applying.  The school is currently in the process of determining how many openings per grade level are available.

  • Kamaile Academy:  The school is a conversion school for grades K-6; if you live in the geographic area that the school serves, your child will be able to attend the school.  For those who live outside the school’s service area, you will need to submit a geographic exception form.  For grades 7-12, the school has informed us that there are no openings for grade 7.  For grades 8-12, the school is accepting applications.

  • Malama Honua Public Charter School:  The school has openings only for Kindergarten; the school will accept applications for grades 1-3, however applicants will be placed on a wait list.


Please visit the Charter School Directory for information for all charter schools: http://www.chartercommission.hawaii.gov/#!charter-school-directory/cmvk


Department of Education Hawaiian Language Immersion (Kaiapuni) Schools:


Information page on Kaiapuni schools, both DOE and charter schools:



DOE Ka Papahana Kaiapuni contact: 808-305-9724


Note regarding the DOE’s Kaiapuni schools: Families thinking about the possibility of transferring to a Kaiapuni school consider the impact such a decision will have on the learning experiences of their child depending on their language proficiency skills and their ability to comprehend instruction through the Hawaiian language.


Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Ānuenue

2528 10th Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816




​State Public Charter School Commission


1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100

Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel: 808-586-3775

Fax: 808-586-3776

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* The Commission gratefully acknowledges  former Commissioner, Dr. Peter Hanohano, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the translation of the Commission’s name.

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