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DISTANCE

LEARNING

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Mahalo for stopping by. Please take a look around to see how we do school differently in our Distance Learning program. From grades 4 through 12, we are proud to deliver quality education that is fully virtual while also building a strong sense of community and belonging.
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STUDENTS
IN GRADES 4 -12 ON FIVE ISLANDS

ADMISSIONS OPEN

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We’ve created this video and guidebook so you can get a sense of how we do school differently. They include important information on the role of the Learning Coach, the experiential opportunities we provide, and the weekly schedules for our fully virtual program.

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Just a few reasons why our families love being fully virtual

OUR TEACHERS & STAFF

HTA has been a leader in virtual education for over a decade. Our teachers know how to keep online classes engaging. They may use interactive whiteboards, polls and quizzes, live chat, guest speakers, video and audio streaming, breakout rooms, and more.

INDEPENDENCE

There are students who absolutely thrive in the more independent virtual environment. Distance learning also gives students greater flexibility to work at their own pace.

BACKED BY HTA’S FULL STATEWIDE SYSTEM

All the benefits of virtual school, but with the bonuses of a statewide, campus-based system. Our Distance Learning students are supported by the work and knowledge of our full faculty from counseling to curriculum to tech. High school students can participate in our amazing Career-Based Learning program. And you are welcomed to social events and campus clubs, too, like Sophia pictured here, who is the president of Waipahu’s Pacific & Asian Affairs Council club.

FLEXIBILITY

All HTA schedules allow more time, but there’s an extra measure of this in Distance Learning. Our families enjoy having more time to spend together. And students have more time to explore interests outside the classroom. We have Distance Learning students who are full on into chess, robotics, riflery, body boarding, and more. You can find Distance Learning schedules in our video and guidebook.

COMMUNITY DAYS

We work hard to build a sense of community for our virtual families. Our quarterly community days are all about having fun together. These events are held on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui, and Hawai‘i Island. We take on design challenges and enjoy outdoor activities and games. These get-togethers forge bonds that really carry over into our online classes.

THE HEALTH REASONS

We launched our full virtual program due to continued demand following the pandemic school closures. Many of our families have continued need to safeguard the health and safety of loved ones.

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Student spotlight

CHYANNE K, CLASS OF 2026
CAREER-BASED LEARNING PROJECT

Chyanne recently attended our Kaua‘i campus, but this year she moved herself and her horses to Maui. She is now enrolled in our Distance Learning program and enjoying the ranch life. Harnessing her love of photography, Chyanne spent a semester documenting her life for her Career-Based Learning project. Please visit her beautiful gallery using the link below.

Distance Learning staff

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Alana Tyau

PROGRAM DIRECTOR • atyau@myhta.org

I am an educator because of the positive impact I can make in the lives of our students. It is important for me to create and nurture an inclusive learning environment and to inspire our youth to create a better future for our community. I am Kāne‘ohe born and bred. After completing my bachelor’s in fine arts in painting and drawing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, I returned home to earn my master’s of education in teaching at UH-Mānoa. I have taught kindergarten through Grade 12 and have been with HTA since 2017. I am an artist, I dance hula, and I’ve participated in several large choral performances. To me, there is nothing better than traveling and being outside in nature.

Rhett Parham
Academic and Behavioral Specialist
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL​
Sindhuja Chari
Teacher
Asya Litvina
Teacher
MIDDLE SCHOOL​
Sean McHugh
Math Teacher
Marybeth Baldwin
English Language Arts Teacher
Trisha Fujimoto
Science Teacher
Leilani Pena
Social Studies Teacher
Tanya Jacotine Parker
Substitute Teacher
HIGH SCHOOL​
Jessica Noble
English Language Arts Teacher
Sterling Carvalho
Math Teacher
Gregory Beutler
Electives Teacher
Jonathan (Jon) White
Electives Teacher
Kamalei Ontai
Hawaiian Language Teacher
Joseph Wu
Math Teacher
Sandra Upite
Science Teacher
Colin Kennedy
Social Studies Teacher
Lokelani Cummings-Watanabe
College and Career Counselor
Andrew (Dash) Marchetto-Ryan (Andrew)
CBL Coordinator
SUPPORT STAFF​
Sandra Davis
Special Education Teacher (DOE)
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Contact our Distance Learning program

Call us: 808-676-5444 ext. 1015
Email us: atyau@myhta.org
We are fully virtual, but this is where you can find your home-island campuses.
LĪHU‘E
KAUA‘I

Grades 6-12

4370 Kukui Grove Street

Suites 103 & 3-112

Līhu‘e HI 96766

‘EWA BEACH O‘AHU

Grades K-5

91-1010 North Road

‘Ewa Beach HI 96706

WAIPAHU O‘AHU

Grades 6-12 and HTA headquarters

94-450 Mokuola Street

Suite 200

Waipahu HI 96797

LĀHAINĀ
MAUI

Grades K-8

200 Kapalua Drive

Lāhainā HI 96761

KĪHEI
MAUI

Grades K-12

535 Līpoa Parkway

Suite 200

Kīhei HI 96753

KONA
HAWAI‘I ISLAND

Grades K-12

77-6425 Kuakini Highway (K-5)

75-5995 Kuakini Highway (G6-12)

Kailua-Kona HI 96740

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