Courses (AP) 889-7117
Chris Brown, Fern White, Pam Mauro
Advanced Placement courses are offered for those desiring a challenge
in US History, Calculus, and English. Students are required to
complete a summer project and take the AP exam as part of the
class. A high score on the AP exam could earn the student a credit
Alienation Program (CSAP)
Cristy Athan 889-7126
CSAP is a program with a mission to provide all students
with a support system so they can be productive citizens.
As an integral part of support, the CSAP program focuses on minimizing
the problems of school drop-out and alienation. As a prevention
and early intervention program, it provides relevant instructional
and counseling services to those students in need.
Andrea Longpre, John Kometani
Counseling is available to all students who are experiencing a
heightened need for help with personal, family or school issues.
Crisis Counseling usually lasts from 1-6 sessions and then can
either stop or turn into more regular meetings with a counselor
and with consent from parents.
Special Ed Department
Chairperson Integral to the The Special Education Program is aided
by the Educational Assistants. These individuals work along side
the teacher and the students to provide for the optimum coverage
of special needs classrooms where it is deemed necessary.
Technology provides access to curriculum and instruction for all
students. There is an array of courses that students can take
on-line via the computer
English for Second
Language Learners (ESLL) 889-7117
This program will develop literacy and basic English language
skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The primary
objective is to enable ESLL to function successfully in mainstream
Free / Reduced Breakfast
/ Lunch Program 889-7117
Public school in Hawaii take part in this National School Breakfast
/ Lunch Program. Meals are available at free, reduced and at regular
paying prices depending on income qualifications.
School Counselor: Joseph Richards
This is a program that offers a need-based scholarship for students
that completed 7/8 grade with a 2.0 GPA, pledge to work towards
a BOE diploma, and signs a pledge form indicating intention to
go to college by the end of grade 8.
Classes (G/T) 889-7117
In the G/T course (English), one is encouraged to be creative.
Students have a chance to develop critical thinking skills. Prerequisites
are necessary to qualify for this G/T class.
and Dual Roles (GRADS) 889-7117
GRADS is an in-school family and consumer sciences instructional
and interventional program. The mission is to promote personal
growth, educational competence, and economic self-sufficiency
as socially responsible members of society.
Health Aide Services
The Health Aide Services are available to render first aide and
/ or CPR to ill or injured students.
Alan Brown, Ellen Stone 889-7129
A annual program which gives students an opportunity to showcase
a wide variety of work samples and projects developed throughout
the school year. It is also a means to celebrate with the school
community the collaborative efforts of adult mentors, business
partnerships and community volunteers in working with our Kohala
Joyce Hashimoto, Registrar
Modified schedules are available to juniors and seniors who are
employed. Students must be in good standing and on track for graduation.
Students must provide registrar with a letter verifying employment.
Work-study credit is awarded if the employer is willing to address
course objectives and evaluate students performance.
Volunteer Education(PAVE) 889-5730
PAVE Coordinator: Dixie Adams and Kelii Sine
The PAVEs mission is to explore career opportunities in
the medical fields including both the traditional and complementary
medicine. Students also assist in volunteer activites with residents
and staff of the Kohala Hospital. PAVE students are also eligible
for scholarships for post-secondary programs.
Network Center (PCNC) 889-7117
PCNC Coordinator: Gina Rocha
The PCNCs mission is to develop a sense of community and
caring, learning network to strengthen family, neighborhood, school,
and classroom for every students well-being and attainment
of the standards.
PCNC Coordinator: Gina Rocha
Parent conferences are provided to give parents an opportunity
to meet withtheir childs teacher. Conferences can be scheduled
throughout the year by contacting the School Counselor or the
Student Services Coordinator.
Sam Peterson, Billie Brown, Ellen Stone
The reading program is designed to make students better readers
by giving them new reading strategies and helping them find meaning
in what they read.
Running Start 889-7114
School Counselor: Joseph Richards
A statewide program that provides opportunity for the academically
qualified to enroll in community college classes thru the UH system
as part of their high school coursework. Students receive credit
for each college course successfully completed for college and
Health Counseling (SBBH) and High Risk Counselor
Andrea Longpre 889-0792
Provides students of all ages with expertise and support for a
wide range of issues including individual, peer and relationship
difficulties, family issues, school problems, etc. They are available
to meet individually, with families, or in groups of other students
dealing with similar issues. A team approach among parents, school
personnel and school-based behavioral health counselors determines
eligibility of recipients.
Based Management (SCBM)
PCNC Coordinator: Gina Rocha 889-7117
SCBM is a council that supports the mission statement at KHS which
calls for complete quality education for each student. The council
reviews and implements school improvement needs regularly. The
council provides a forum for input from segments of the school
and community that fall under the councils jurisdiction. It meets
the second Tuesday of each month.
& Counseling 889-7114
School counselor: Joseph Richards
The counselors office primarily focuses on guidance, both
personal and career. The counselor is available to help students
help themselves over rough times and to rejoice with them during
their successes. There is always anopen door to any student or
School to Work
This program gives
youth in grades 9-12 experience in real-life jobs by linking with
various mentors in the business community to provide internships
in various workplace settings.
Section 504 Accommodations
Ellen Stone (SSC)
The classroom or school modification(s) necessary to enable the
student to receive an equal opportunity for and access to education
/ services provided to students without disabilities. A student
is referred by a teacher or family member. Following a review
of the needs and the eligibility criteria are met, a student begins
to receive the identified needed services.
Program (SPED) 889-0586
Debbie Okubo: Department Chairperson
The special education department at KHS provides a multitude of
services to the students that are eligible dependent upon their
individual needs. The types of services vary from full-time/ intensive
to those requiring only minimal support and assistance while in
all regular education classes. The SPED department is comprised
of certified special education teachers and educational assistants
Coordinator (SSC) 889-7140
Ellen Stone, SSC & Maile Akamu, EA
Single Point of entry to begin coordination of academic and behavioral
support services for students; helps refer parents to the person
or agency that can help their child.
Team Meeting (SST) 885-7140
An SST meeting is called to review identified student data and
information whereby various options are discussed and school-level
programs / services are offered. The Team develops a coordinated
action plan to help assist the student. The students performance
/ progress is monitored. Reevaluation and adjusting action plan
as needed. Team members are convened when necessary.
Summer School 889-7116
Each year, the Hawaii District sends out a survey to all parents
to determine interest / need for a summer school program. Summer
school is an optional, self-sustaining program. Student enrollment
basically determines if classes will be offered. There is no guarantee
that a program will be available on a year to year basis at Kohala
Debbie Okubo 889-0586
A program of the Hawaii Community College offering academic support
for students who want to attend college. Includes college and
career planning, self-esteem, cultural information, college campus
tours and other excursions, as well as help in getting financial
aid and scholarships. Qualifying students come from lower income
families and first generation college applicants. Federal funds
support this program although students fund raise for major trips.
School Counselor: Joe Richards
Tutoring is provided in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science
by 4 core area teachers. It is available at no cost to the student
on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays or by prior arrangement.
This is an excellent opportunity to improve failing grades or
enhance skills in other academic areas.
Upward Bound 889-7117
Prepares students for college through career exploration, college
testing and a six week summer residential program at U of H, Hilo.
6-8 students are selected yearly from under-represented minorities,
first generation college and low-income families. A federally
funded program, administered out of U of H, Hilo, this is a sister
program to Talent Search.
Why Am I Tempted?
(WAIT) Program 889-7124
Billie Brown and Debi Trump
An abstinence-based sex education program for teens. Together
with an instructor, teens discover: the differences between men
and women and how to celebrate those differences, the secrets
of self-control and discipline, the building blocks of health
relationships, the true meaning of intimacy and bonding, and whether
or not they are in love or in lust. WAIT Training teaches teens
about the enormous freedoms they can enjoy when they say NO
to sex, but YES to relationships.
Act Program (WIA) 889-7117
For students between 14 and 18 years old. Summer employment for
those who qualify.