About Us

About Us

Kahuku High & Intermediate School’s, DOE’s, & BOE’s Vision, Mission, Goals, Plan

Vision
Learning Today for Lifelong Success!

Mission
At Kahuku High and Intermediate the ‘ohana will recognize that each individual has inherent worth and the talent to become a dedicated, lifelong learner.  The school will be a safe, supportive environment where a caring, stimulating, and knowledgeable staff has adequate resources to meet the needs of all students. Kahuku students will engage in a relevant, challenging curriculum which provides a worthwhile learning experience.  Kahuku graduates will be empowered with the academic, career, citizenship, and social skills necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and to become successful, contributing members investing in the community.  Kahuku will be an ‘ohana of meaningful involvement and will remain a source of pride for all.

Goals
All school improvement efforts shall be directed toward the implementation of the Academic and Financial Plan, a tool for schools and school communities to use in designing relevant and quality educational experiences and support services for students to meet the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards.

Ready for College, Career, Community (C3)

School Wide Expectations
Respect and Responsibility to Self, School and Society (R2S3)

Self School Society
Respect Shows pride in work Follows classroom and school rules Uses appropriate, respectfullanguage
Exceeds standards Throws trash in rubbish can Works well in groups
Follows dress code Helps keep entire school orderly Accepts adult directionrespectfully
Demonstrates ownership for own actions Shows respect for culturaland lifestyle diversity
Responsibility Is prepared Demonstrates appropriate behaviors Seeks ways to help others inneed
Is on task In school-wide settings Involved in community service
Has and uses Red Book Reports incidents of graffiti Communicates with peers,teachers, parents
Demonstrates appropriate hygiene Reports on time to class, practice Demonstrates leadership inpromoting positive behavior
Knows and understands school-wide expectations all occasions Is a positive ambassador ofKHIS

 Core Beliefs

  • Recognize that students are unique with different leaming styles and skills needing different strategies.
  • Technology skills are necessary to access the global world.
  • Clear and rigorous expectations should be regularly provided to students—what we say and what we do need to be consistent.
  • Instruction must be relevant learning — connected to life.
  • Creative thinking and critical thinking are required for school and life success.

General Learner Outcomes are to develop Kahuku student who is a:

  • Self-directed Learner (The ability to be responsible for one’s own learning)
  • Community Contributor (The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together)
  • Complex Thinker (The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving)
  • Quality Producer (The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products)
  • Effective Communicator (The ability to communicate effectively)
  • Effective and Ethical User of Technology (The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically)

Plan
The Kahuku High & Intermediate School Academic & Financial Plan can be downloaded here

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DOE Mission 

The Hawaii Department of Education, in partnership with the family and the community, is committed to having all public school graduates achieve the General Learner Outcomes and content and performance standards in order to realize their individual goals and aspirations.

High school students will have opportunities, not limited by time, for college-level coursework and program endorsements to prepare them to be successful in a global society.

Therefore, all graduates will be fully prepared for post-secondary education and/or careers and their role as a responsible citizen.

DOE Vision
Our vision of a Hawaii high school graduate is that all public school graduates will:
  • Realize their individual goals and aspirations;
  • Possess the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to contribute positively and compete in a global society;
  • Exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and
  • Pursue post-secondary education and/or careers without need for remediation.

We view the new No Child Left Behind federal law as an opportunity to further support our vision and goals. We have revisited all initiatives aimed at improving student achievement to ensure compliance with the No Child Left Behind requirements.

DOE Goals
 Hawaii’s citizens and community leaders place a high priority on quality K-12 education. The Board of Education and Superintendent of the Department of Education advance this commitment toward excellence by fostering student achievement, school improvement, and community involvement in education based on higher expectations and challenging standards.

The vision guiding public schools
1.    Holds high expectations of what students should know, be able to do and care about doing;
2.    Focuses attention, effort and resources on promoting student learning; and
3.    Holds each school accountable for meeting high levels of performance.

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BOE Mission
The mission of the Hawaii State Board of Education is to promote excellence and equity in Hawaii’s public schools and enable all students to meet their own unique and varied potentials.
 
BOE Vision
Hawaii’s public schools are institutions of learning that parents want their children to attend and students want to attend. All schools, regardless of size, are safe, nurturing learning communities where members work together and all students achieve high academic standards and become contributing members of society.