HONOLULU- Select charter schools on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island, Kauaʻi, and Molokaʻi are accepting applications for their high-quality prekindergarten programs for this upcoming school year. The state funded FREE pre-k program is for four-year-old keiki born between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016.
High-quality prekindergarten prepares children for success in kindergarten and beyond. Studies show high-quality early learning plays an important role in supporting children’s cognitive ability in language, math, literacy and social-emotional learning. The goal of this prekindergarten program is to build a child’s existing skills and strengthen a family’s ability to support their child’s learning.
Participating schools by island:
-Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Immersion PCS, Keaukaha (808) 961-0478
-Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki Lab PCS, Keaʻau & Waimea (808) 982-4260
-Kua o ka Lā New Century PCS, Pāhoa (808) 981-5866
-Laupāhoehoe Community PCS (808) 962-2200
-Nā Wai Ola PCS, Mountain View (808) 968-2318
-Volcano School of Arts & Sciences (808) 985-9800
-Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning Center (808) 337-0481
-Kualapuʻu School: Public Conversion Charter School (808) 567-6900
-Kamaile Academy, Waiʻanae (808) 697-7110
-Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki Lab PCS, Nānākuli (808) 982-4260
-Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory PCS, Kāneʻohe (808) 235-9175
-Waiʻalae Elementary Public Charter School, Honolulu (808) 733-4880 (FULL with waitlist)
With ACT 276 of the 2019 Hawaiʻi State Legislative Session, children who met specific priority categories were given a selection preference. Schools have completed the second round of the applications and selection process and are now accepting keiki on a first come, first served basis.
For more information please contact the charter school, or Deanne Goya at the Commission office at (808) 586-3775
Posted: May 6, 2020