Courses are conducted online using a learning management system called Blackboard. Our Blackboard site is password protected and serves as our online classroom where all course content is posted and assignments collected.
- Lessons are conducted asynchronously (not at a set time) allowing students to complete their assignments at their convenience while still adhering to teacher specified due dates.
- Synchronous (at a set time) learning activities may be planned. However, accommodations are provided for students unable to participate during specified day and time.
- E-mail is the main mode of communication between teachers, students, and parents. It is important that students log on to Blackboard and check their e-mail daily. We also encourage parents to check their e-mail frequently for important program information and course progress reports.
- WASC Accreditation - The ‘Ike Hawai‘i Distance Learning Program is currently being reviewed for accreditation.
Kamehameha Schools Distance Learning Orientation (mandatory prerequisite)
Entirely online course
- The mandatory Distance Learning Orientation that all new students must complete, teaches students all the necessary skills needed to successfully participate in their ‘Ike Hawai‘i courses.Topics covered include Kamehameha Schools student expectations, preparation for distance learning courses, technical skills, navigation for Blackboard learning management system, and use of distance learning technologies to communicate effectively with instructors at a distance.
Hawaiian Culture (1 semester Social Studies Credit) Fee: $50
Download Hawaiian Culture Syllabus (PDF)
- Ua lehulehu a manomano ka 'ikena a ka Hawai'i. Great and numerous is the knowledge of the Hawaiians ('Ōlelo No'eau 2814). This course will provide students with a general understanding of the culture of the Hawaiian people. The focus will be on traditional culture and society. Units of study include migration, voyaging, origin, geology, ecology, land division, fishing and farming, religion, society, chiefs, and recreation.
*Hawaiian History (1 semester Social Studies Credit) Fee: $50
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- This course is an overview of Hawaii’s past and present history. Students will explore the historic, geographic, socio-political, economic, and the multi-cultural development of modern Hawaii as well as study the effects of change on the people of Hawai`i. Course content begins with a quick look at pre-contact Hawaiian civilization, the campaign of Kamehameha Nui, then through the change brought about by the first foreigners to the islands, continuing on through statehood and modern movements and issues.
*This ‘Ike Hawai‘i course was reviewed by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s E-School Program and is aligned to their Modern Hawaiian History course.
Hawaiian Leaders Past & Present (This course will not be offered in Spring 2011)
(1 semester elective credit) Fee: $50
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- This is a thematic course of study based on the concept of Hawaiian leadership. Curriculum will focus on learning about historical leaders from different time periods an their impact on Hawai'i. Students will engage in discussions and explore unique qualities and characteristics that define a Hawaiian leader. The culmination project for this course will include a research based, multimedia profile of a Hawaiian leader guided by the Big6 process. The Big6 integrates information search and use skills along with technology tools in a systematic process to find, use, apply, and evaluate information to specific needs and tasks.
Hawaiian Pacific Literature 1A (1 semester English Credit) Fee: $50
Download HPL 1A Syllabus (PDF)
- This course is designed to expose learners to a comprehensive study of Language Arts through the integration of reading, writing, literature, language and oral communication. Learners will read and interpret a wide range of genres including fiction and non-fiction. Learners will focus on their own personal histories, cultures, perspectives, and experiences as they develop multiple levels of responses to literature including initial, personal, analytical and evaluative. Learners will also be given many opportunities to develop their own voices through a variety of authentic and relevant assignments and assessments. Texts used will reflect traditional to contemporary Hawaiian Pacific Literature. For the purposes of this course, Hawaiian Pacific Literature is defined as literature written by indigenous people of the Pacific.
Hawaiian Pacific Literature 1B (1 semester English Credit) Fee: $50
Prerequisite: HPL 1A
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- This course is a continuation of English 9A. For course description, please refer to Hawaiian Pacific Literature 1A.
If you are interested in receiving a Kamehameha Schools Distance Learning Certificate, you will need to complete four (4) 'Ike Hawai'i courses with a passing grade.