Lanikai Elementary PCS
In many ways our school is still very much like a DOE school, but weare governed by a board made up of the principal, one member elected by the support staff, one member elected by faculty, and two members elected by parents. The two remaining members come from the community-at-large and are appointed by the elected members. Our board makes broad policies to provide strategic direction for the school and ensure its financial and legal soundness.
The board hands over school leadership and operational management to the principal. By law, a charter school can design itsown curriculum and be organized around individual themes or purposes; in our case, however, the DOE Content and Performance Standards and national standards provide our academic foundation.
Unlike most public schools, we provide art, PE and music classes toall students. For the past six years Lanikai School has received recognition as a Hawaii Distinguished School, the pool from which Hawaii’s nominees for the national Blue Ribbon Schools awards are chosen, and has consistently met the national requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress. These achievements are a testament to the quality of our staff and our high expectations for students.
Last spring we were also awarded a 3 year WASC accreditation. Active engaged parents are a huge asset to Lanikai. Educational family nights focusing on Math and Science have taken place in the last few years and are very well attended. Bishop Museum collaborated with us this year and brought their portable planetarium this year which was a huge hit with students and parents.