Kula Aupuni Ni`ihau A Kahelelani Aloha
Kula Aupuni Ni`ihau A Kahelelani Aloha Public Charter School, aka Niihau School of Kekaha (NSK) has existed in its current form since May 1999. The genesis of the School, however, occurred in 1993 when parents of the Niihau community residing on Kauai initiated a home school program for students whose primary language is the Niihau dialect of Hawaiian. The program implements a bilingual education program to improve the performance of these students by instructing them in the language they are most adept in, Hawaiian, and also to increase the students’ English language skills.
The current program known as Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha, PCS uses place based and projects based learning to reinforce Hawaiian cultural values.
Technology is blended with traditional learning techniques to increase English, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies skills. The school provides focus on learning through community-based multidisciplinary education with an emphasis on the acquisition of English (reading and writing skills) while sustaining the Hawaiian language and culture.