Ke Kula O Kamakau Lab PCS
We are honored to carry the name of Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau (1815-1876), who was a noted Native Hawaiian scholar, genealogist, historian, teacher, and legislator renown for chronicling the traditional culture and history of our people. His life symbolizes integral qualities that we as contemporary Native Hawaiians can aspire to: his life-long love of learning, his deep knowledge of culture and history, and his untiring quest to perpetuate the past for future generations. Established in Kailua in 2000, we are a K-12 Hawaiian language immersion, laboratory, charter school currently located at the Kokokahi YWCA campus in Kane‘ohe. We plan to transition to our beautiful new campus in Haiku for school year 2011-2012.
Our school is a safe refuge for our community, where our language, our spirituality, our culturally appropriate behaviors and our traditional knowledge are nurtured and perpetuated. We aspire to serve as a model for our nation, for our children and our cherished elders.
Our College and Career Program (called Pukoa Kani Aina) has worked with our students to improve their scores and confidence when taking the CWRP & SAT test with the following results: *10-100pt. increase in SAT reading scores, * 20-110pt. increase in SAT math scores.Since our first graduating class in 2003, we have maintained a 100% graduation rate as well as a 100% college acceptance rate.