Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School (HAAS)


Grades Served: K-12
School Code: #561
Type of Charter: Start-up
Enrollment Count: 644

These figures represent each school’s August official enrollment count, which include all grades served from kindergarten through grade 12, but do not include preschool. Note: These counts are different from the October 15 enrollment counts, which are used to determine charter schools’ per-pupil allocations.



The mission of Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science is to provide every student an education where learning needs are met by implementing flexible and effective teaching strategies which target the full range of learning styles.



Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science's vision is of a community of learners in which every person is respectfully supported. By working together every member becomes a capable, compassionate, courageous creator of a better world. The purpose is to educate and enrich the whole person and prepare the individual to respond to his or her own needs and those of a global community.


Reopening Plan SY 2020-21

Contact Information

Director: Steve Hirakami
Governing Board Chair: Michael Dodge

Mailing Address: 

Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School

PO BOX 1494

Pahoa, HI 96778  








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​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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