Kapolei High School
Kapolei, O`ahu, Hawai`i
91-5007 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HI 96707

Principal
Mr. Elden Esmeralda
SLC Coodinator
Neil Blomberg - nblomberg@hurricanes.kI2.hi.us - 808. 341. 2006

Kapolei High School uses small learning communities in its team based concepts in 9th and 10th grade among English, Social Studies, and Science classes. The curriculum builds community through partnerships that support learning, parent engagement, and service learning. Kapolei High School uses project-based learning as the foundation of an academically rigorous curriculum. It integrates rigorous academic content with complex real world issues that are relevant to students and the lives of others in their community. At every grade level, Kapolei students participate in project-based learning, which challenges them to identify and implement meaningful projects that are both connected to academic content and relevant to their lives and the life of their community. Volunteers from local businesses and organizations serve as mentors and advisors for students and teachers. They participate in assessing students' performance on projects; applying real-world standards to evaluate students' content mastery, workplace skills, and activities. Small learning communities allow all our students to complete a senior project.

Beliefs
Kapolei High School believes in project-based learning and that students who work together and individually to solve real world problems and to exercise academic skills and knowledge in pursuit of their interests will a.lways be successful.


Vision
Kapolei High School is an exciting and dynamic student centered learning environment at the heart of the community.

Mission
Kapolei High School will create a learning environment to help students meet and exceed the Common Core and "Hawaii Content and Performance Standards."

SLC Structures
9th and 10th Grade Core Teams
Students cycle through core classes together in order to feel more comfortable in an SLC and to complete multi-disciplinary projects.

I I th and 12th Grade
Students participate in one of our eight career academies, where their English, Social Studies and Career Elective are joined together in order to create small learning communities and to allow multi-disciplinary projects in their areas of interest.

Special Initiatives
  • All students create their own senior project
  • 9th / 10th grade special education inclusion with a co-teaching model that has regualr education and special education teachers sharing the responsibility for the classes
  • Heterogenous grouping for students across all teams and academies

SLC Description

Enrollment and Demographics (SY-2014 - 2015)
Enrollment
2,024
English Language Learners
1.3%
Ethnicity
Native Hawaiian
Filipino
White
Japanese
Samoan
OTHER
31.2%
23.8%
12.9%
6.1%
6.0%
19.8%
Free / Reduced Lunch
30.7%
Special Education
12.2%
Ethnicity
Culture


Educational Statistics (SY-2014 - 2015)
Attendance Rate
93.6%
Graduation Rate
84.3%
College-Going
61%
WASC Accreditation
2018

Grade 9 Retention
12.3%
Dropout Rate
14.0%
AP Enrollment
165
AP Tests
193
Proficiencies (SY-2014 - 2015)
Reading
50%
Math
24%
Science
26%

Last Updated 12/2015