School of the Month: Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School

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School of the Month: Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School

 Students outside their new green technology buildings, from left to right: Ka’ohu Gutierrez-Kelly, Maka Bailey, Kawai Ka’ahanui, Kumu Becca Stevenson (High School English teacher), Momi Ka’ahanui.


Students outside their new green technology buildings, from left to right: Ka’ohu Gutierrez-Kelly, Maka Bailey, Kawai Ka’ahanui, Kumu Becca Stevenson (High School English teacher), Momi Ka’ahanui.

Location: Puhi, on the Kaua’i Community College Campus

Grades: K-12

Curriculum: Hawaiian-focused with emphasis on language. Grades K-4 are Hawaiian language immersion, grades 5-12 are bilingual.

Support: the school recently was given buildings from Kamehameha Schools and the Office of Naval Research, and has been supported by KCC with a 25-year lease.

“There’s no way we could have done all of this in five years without community support,” said ‘Alohilani Rogers, Academic Director of Elementary Program.

Strategic Location: Hawaiian-language immersion Punana Leo Preschool is one side of Kawaikini, and KCC is on the other, the ideal setting for a life-long education on one campus, Rogers said.

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