Do families have to pay tuition to attend hta?
No, HTA is a tuition-free public charter school.
Where is HTA located?
What is blended learning?
Blended learning is an educational experience that combines traditional face-to-face classroom learning with virtual and independent learning. Blended learning can look different in different classrooms. At HTA, students receive face-to-face instruction, intervention, and enrichment on certain days of the week and then work from home on online curriculum, teacher-created content, and attend live virtual classes on other days.
Do students Attend on-campus classes every day of the week at HTA?
No, HTA students only come to campus on scheduled days. A student’s weekly schedule will vary, dependent on island, grade level, and academic needs. Every student will be required to attend class on campus at least one or two days per week. Schedules may change throughout the year based on the student’s needs. Students are still required to complete online and virtual assignments on the days that they are not scheduled to be on campus. See the "Program" menu above to view sample schedules for each program.
What does a typical day at HTA look like?
A typical day at an HTA campus will look a lot like a traditional school. Students interact with one another, as well as faculty and staff. Teachers often use time on campus to facilitate small group discussions, hands-on activities, and supplement instruction. A typical day outside of HTA will involve the student working independently with online and teacher-created curriculum. It is the responsibility of the student to complete tasks assigned by the teacher, with guidance from a Learning Coach. Teachers will often be available online to assist students with their needs.
What is a Learning Coach?
A Learning Coach is an adult responsible for the academic success of a student. The Learning Coach is usually a parent or guardian, although third-party Learning Coaches may be assigned. The involvement of the Learning Coach varies with the student’s grade level, but ultimately the Learning Coach is the co-teacher and facilitator on the days when the student is working from home. A Learning Coach must be highly motivated and organized, with time to devote to their student’s schoolwork each day.
What type of learning platform is used?
HTA utilizes a variety of learning platforms depending on the grade level and course. Teachers in different grade levels and courses also utilize the learning platforms differently. Elementary courses are currently utilizing the online platform AccelerateEd. Teachers utilize components of the AccelerateEd curriculum along with their own teacher-created activities, assessments, and resources. Many secondary courses are currently utilizing Connexus, an online learning management system that serves as a platform for their courses. With our students’ best interests in mind, our learning management systems change with advancements in technology.
Are the teachers available after hours?
By contract, teachers work from 8:00-4:00 but may be available after hours based on their availability and preference. Please do not expect for teachers to respond to messages after hours, although some teachers will. There will be many online resources available to students to assist them with their coursework after hours
Are there other high school courses offered that are not on the course catalog?
HTA may be able to accommodate students needing to take courses that are not offered at HTA. The availability of courses not listed in the course catalog may be discussed with administration, who will make a decision based on what best fits the student’s needs. HTA supports high school students pursuing dual credit through University of Hawaii’s Running Start Program. Enrollment in Running Start requires approval by HTA’s College and Career Counselor.
Are there extracurricular opportunities for my child at HTA?
There are a variety extracurricular opportunities for students in all grade levels. Different clubs are offered throughout the year, some with and without cost. Middle school and high school students also have the opportunity to participate in student government. High school students may also apply for National Honor Society. HTA has students that compete in school-sponsored science fairs, math competitions, robotics competitions, spelling bees, and more.
Can my child participate in high school sports while attending HTA?
High school students meeting academic and attendance requirements have the opportunity to participate in athletics at their neighborhood public high school. Students interested in participating in athletics should contact HTA’s Athletic Director, Sterling Carvalho, at email@example.com.
Are there opportunities for my child to socialize with peers outside of the classroom?
Each division has scheduled events, such as prom for high school students and other social events. There are also a variety of field trips throughout the year. Students enjoy socializing during breaks while on campus as well.
What does the student supply fee cover?
The Student Supply Fee covers basic classroom supplies including but not limited to the following: markers, calculators, white boards, notebooks, pens, manipulatives, reading packets, lab kits, other single use academic supplies and an HTA t-shirt, which is distributed in October of each school year. The $35 student fee is highly subsidized from the actual cost of student supplies. If a family qualifies with the Application for Reduced Fees, the supply fee may be further reduced.