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LĪHU‘E CAMPUS

KAUA‘I

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Thanks for stopping by. Please take a look around to see how we do school differently on the Kaua‘i campus. We Kauaians love learning and we take it seriously. We also like to have fun, and we couldn‘t be more proud of our positive and inclusive school culture.
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STUDENTS
IN GRADES 6 - 12

ADMISSIONS OPEN

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We’ve created these videos and guidebooks so you can get a sense of how we do school differently. They include important information on the role of the Learning Coach, the blended weekly schedules, and the experiential opportunities we provide.

LĪHU‘E G6-8

grades 6-8

LĪHU‘E G9-12

grades 9-12
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Just a few things that make Kaua‘i awesome

OUR TEACHERS
& STAFF

Simply the best.

MAKERSPACE

Design! Create!
Our Makerspace is an absolute tech playground where our students learn to use the latest technology. We have 3D printers, a CNC machine, laser cutters, T-shirt presses, electronics for circuitry, computer-building kits, and loads more.

OUR GARDEN
& GREEN SPACE

Our green space is where we have lunch, play tag, hang out, throw parties, watch movies, grow plants, and more.

THE HANDS-ON PROJECTS

Kaua‘i students learn about physics while building and racing mouse-trap cars or parachuting eggs to safety. They write and publish books. They visit important and historic sites on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu. They master micropipettes and separate DNA via gel electrophoresis. They insert glowing proteins into bacteria. We learn best by doing.

SUSHI, THE FISH

FIELD STUDIES

Our students are regularly spotted in the field studying ecosystems specific to Kōke‘e and marine estuaries, visiting cultural sites and the Kaua‘i Museum, learning about electricity at KIUC, investigating coral reefs at ‘Anini, learning about sustainable farming practices, and more. This builds connections between classroom learning and the real world.

CAREER-BASED LEARNING

Our innovative Career-Based Learning program allows high school students to gain skills out in the real world. We’ve had students building experience at a local orthodontist, in an architecture firm, a veterinary clinic, a local bakery, at Kauai Labs, IT Kaua‘i, and Rainbow Roots Farms.

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES

At the end of each semester, our students lead a conference with their Learning Coaches and advisor. These conferences are great practice for future job interviews. Students are encouraged to dress for the role as they share what they have achieved and reflect on their progress in our Five Cores: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and character.

ENRICHMENT
& CLUBS

From cooking, drama, and typing to board games, autocad, 3D printing, and jewelry making, there are enriching opportunities to engage all students. 

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Weekly schedules

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Monday

Student Support

Field Studies

Independent work

Tuesday

Zoom classes

Wednesday

On campus

Thursday

Zoom classes

Friday

On campus

HIGH SCHOOL
Monday

Student Support

Field Studies

Tuesday

On campus

Wednesday

Zoom classes

Thursday

On campus

Friday

Virtual Support

Field Studies

Career-Based Learning

Kaua‘i staff

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Traci Sullivan

KAUA‘I CAMPUS DIRECTOR • tsullivan@myhta.org

I loved school. It’s a place where I belonged, where I had inspirational teachers, an amazing friend group, and where I enjoyed learning new things. I came to Hawai‘i after graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in environmental, population, and organismic biology. I started with HTA as a Learning Coach, then joined the staff as a math and science teacher, before becoming the Kaua‘i campus director in 2018. This year I’m also stepping into a new role as HTA‘s associate director. It’s my job now, but I still love being in school.

Carol O'Connor
Office Manager
Erika Arnett
Counselor

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Drew Cohick
Science Teacher
Karen Edwards
Math Teacher
Florence Scott
English Language Arts Teacher
Henry (Hank) Loudon
Social Studies Teacher
Colten Moore
Teacher

HIGH SCHOOL

Jaben Schalk
English Language Arts Teacher
Mary Ernsdorf
Math Teacher
Paul Schmitz
Math Teacher
Mary Malina (Malina) Folsom Perez
Science Teacher
Shaunessy Denton
Social Studies Teacher
Jill Weiner
Graphic Design Teacher
Lokelani Cummings-Watanabe
College and Career Counselor
Andrew (Dash) Marchetto-Ryan (Andrew)
CBL Coordinator

SUPPORT STAFF

Debbie Johnson
Educational Assistant III
Elizabeth Hubbard
Special Education Teacher (DOE)
Interested in working with us?

Navigate to HTA Kaua‘i

4370 Kukui Grove Street

Suites 103 & 3-112

Līhu‘e HI 96766

808-676-5444 option 1

info@myhta.org

 

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