Kamaile Academy Public Charter School

“To prepare self-directed, self-aware, college-ready learners who will embrace the challenge of obstacles, experience the pride of perseverance and accomplishment, and demonstrate the strength of ‘ohana and community”

Rationale: The school community at Kamaile Academy believes that this school must foster in each child, from pre-school through 12th grade, an intrinsic drive toward achievement and betterment, enabling youth to be become self-directed learners. Throughout this process of growth, the school also seeks to instill in each child a self-awareness of her or his own academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. In a community that has experienced years of academic underachievement, college-readiness has become the clear marker by which teachers, staff, and families will measure the school’s success. While all of these are noble goals, there are daunting challenges in the community. Rather than trying to separate the child from this environment, the school looks to develop the ability of students to embrace the obstacles in life as opportunities for growth. In this way, each child experiences the pride that comes with perseverance and eventual success. All the while, Kamaile Academy promotes the strength and support that can be found in family and community. Keeping with the metaphor, the hope is to see students follow the path of the traditional Polynesian navigators—disciplined training, cooperation with a crew, and respect for one’s roots enabling one to cross oceans of great struggle toward new lands of discovery.

WASC Accredited through June 30, 2026