Charter School News

2014 Hawaii CAN Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit NOW Available

Make your voice heard!

HPCSN has provided you with the tools to contact Hawaii's elected officials asking them to support charter schools in the state of Hawaii.

The toolkit provides information on how to contact an elected official, how a bill becomes a law, legislative terms and a floor plan of the state capitol, to name a few.

Accreditation Conference

Don’t forget to register for the Accreditation conference, seats are filling fast!  The deadline is January 17, 2014.   This is an opportunity to provide a place for you to hone in on your Accreditation skills and knowledge for your school by hearing from experts. We encourage you to send 2-3 people from your school in order to make the most of the conference workshops.  The cost is $25 per person.

Learning Hilo, a 5-part series on Hilo's charter schools

Civil Beat is profiling Na Wai Ola and several other charter schools in and around the Hilo area as part of a five-part education series. Learning Hilo explores four of Hawaii's charter school "innovation laboratories" and how leaders offer less-than-traditional models, techniques and even challenging ideas to the rest of the public school system.

Waimea Middle School Welcomes New Vice Principal

Amy Kendziorski has joined Waimea Middle School as Vice Principal to help solidify schoolwide student support programs, said Principal Matt Horne.

Native Hawaiian Charter School Recognized for Excellence

Honolulu, HI –Halau Ku Mana, a Hawaiian focused public charter school received the Most
Improved Charter School award from the Hawaii Public Charter School Network at its 2nd Annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner on May 3 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Mahina Paishon-Duarte, Principal, accepted the award and thanked all 34 charter schools for their work in

Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network Hosts Gala and Honors Visionaries

Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network

P.O Box 3017 • Aiea, Hawai’i 96701

Telephone: (808) 741-5966 •


April 9, 2013              


Online Nominations for Charter School Annual Awards, due April 12, 2013

Each year, Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network recognizes a charter school teacher, leader and governing board member of the year. The award winners are outstanding at what they do and  who continually goes above and beyond the call of duty!

Two Charter Schools Receive $100k Strive HI Award


The following two charter schools earned the highest single awards of $100,000 for exiting “restructuring” – a sanction under the No Child Left Behind law – by meeting annual progress goals for two consecutive years: