Ke Kula 'o Samuel M. Kamakau
Laboratory Public Charter School

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Pae Waena/Alakaʻi (Middle/High School)

Papa Waena/Alakaʻi (Middle and High School)
Papa Waena/Alakaʻi consists of grades 7-12. Students continue their Hawaiian Medium education with one English course offered each year. Kamakau students meet the BOE requirements for high school graduation in the State of Hawaiʻi, usually graduating with additional credits. 
College and Career Program-
Our students are blessed with the numerous opportunities offered at Kamakau, exposing them to a successful future in college and/or career. The development and strengthening of our College and Career Program have been identified needs in our school's Strategic Plan. 
College and Career Program opportunities offered during the 2016-2017 school year include some of the following-

Kīkaha Nā ʻIwa- A partnership with the Kamehameha Schools to provide a college & career counselor on campus to provide some of the following services
     • College tours
     • Career Exploration- guest speakers, career days, mock interviews, etc
     • Resume Building
     • College Applications Completion
     • Financial Planning and Scholarship searches
Dual Credit Offerings- In partnership with the Windward Community College, college courses are offered to all eligible students in grades 9-12
     • SP 151- Speech (3 credits) offered Summer 2016
     • HWST 130- Olapa I (3 credits) offered Fall 2016
     • HWST 270- Hawaiian Mythology (3 credits) offered Spring 2017
     • Test Prep HI- SAT test prep coach, Mr. Karelitz meets weekly with our students to prepare them for the  
       SAT/PSAT/ACT with general test taking strategies