Alaka`i O Kaua`i

Kauai’s Newest, Free Public Charter School

After five years of hard work and perseverance, Kaua`i’s newest, free public charter school, Alaka`i O Kaua`i, will open its doors to inaugural families on August 28, 2018.

Their holistic approach to education, involving project based learning, social emotional learning and individual learning plans, intends to be a model of creativity and problem solving for our island.
Applications are now being accepted for grades K-6 and will grow through 8th grade each following year. A smaller school starting with 165 students will help both children and families build strong bonds. Teachers will receive ongoing training provided by the successful iLEAD Charter Schools across the country.

Their idyllic campus is located at Kahili Mountain Park. School leaders are focused on meeting the ongoing demands of the Hawaii State Charter Commission, preparing the school site, gaining enrollment and, especially, funding. Currently, charter schools in Hawai`i do not receive equitable per pupil funding, nor any start-up funds, nor separate transportation and facility monies like the Department of Education schools receive. Therefore, all charter schools in Hawai`i must actively fundraise.

Please consider how you or your business can help! To Learn more and Apply Online, visit: www.alakaiokauai.org