HTA recognizes the need to continually reflect on our practices to fuel constant growth. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission offers a comprehensive process to ensure a robust examination of our past, present, and future. More specifically, that process includes all-staff reflection sessions, detailed data analysis, student and parent surveys, and a collective exploration of our mission and vision.
HTA received its official accreditation from WASC in the 2013-2014 school year. A WASC Committee also submitted a mid-cycle review in 2017.
As part of an effort to make the self study WASC Accreditation process detailed and extensive, HTA involved numerous stakeholders in the reflective exercises: staff, administration, and the HTA governing board.
HTA is excited to welcome the WASC visiting committee in the Fall of 2020. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, all visits will be virtual; nevertheless, HTA is excited to partner with WASC experts to continually improve.
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Mahalo! HTA O’hana
WELCOME TO HTA'S CAMPUS TOURS
Meet our Oahu Campus Director, Matt Zitello!
Oahu Campus Virtual Tour
Meet our Kauai Campus Director, Traci Sullivan!
Kauai Campus Virtual Tour
Meet our Maui Campus Director, Kristie Fetterly!
MAUI CAMPUS VIRTUAL TOUR
HAWAII ISLAND CAMPUS
Meet the Hawaii Island Campus Director, Rhett Parham!
HAWAII ISLAND CAMPUS VIRTUAL TOUR
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AT HTA
Experiential learning is at the very core of how HTA does school differently. We provide our students with the opportunity to engage in place-based and project-based experiences that allow them to apply their academic knowledge and technical skills in a real-world setting. After all, education should extend well beyond the walls of a traditional classroom. Through our unique Career-Based/Work-Based Learning Program, students acquire invaluable knowledge through hands-on, personal experience. This kind of educational approach furnishes our students with the skills, confidence, and knowledge needed to make a difference in the world around them.
WORK-BASED LEARNING PROGRAM
PROVIDING OUR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES
WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT SERIES WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURER & EXPLORER WASFIA NAZREEN
STEAM DAY AT PEARL HARBOR AVIATION MUSEUM
ACCLAIMED ARTIST LEVI PONCE PAINTS MURAL WITH HTA STUDENTS
Dispatches From the Field: Interview With HawiiKidsCAN
For an episode of the Dispatches from The Field series, Founding Executive Director of HawiiKidsCAN, David Miyashiro, spoke to two students who shed light on their unique experiences at different schools. One of the students is an HTA middleschooler, Mia.
HTA Graduate Wins Award at the 2020 Youth Xchange Student Video Competition!
HTA graduate, Alexus Delary, entered the category “Forest Inspired” sponsored by The Hawai’i Division of Forestry and Wildlife and won. This special category highlighted the importance of healthy forests and natural areas in our lives. Alexus’ insightful video, titled “Could You Survive”, focuses on our deep connection to the land around us. She notes, “The way I grew up is that the land is a part of you, and to take care of yourself you must take care of the land. The land will then take care of you in return.”
Grade 9 Student Rylee W. Creates Impactful Video for her Work-Based Learning Project
HTA Grade 9 Students Receive "Best in State" award for their video titled "Air Wells, Snow, and the Ocean: Three Things to Think About".
Grade 9 students Stevie P. and Michael A. submitted their video to the World of 7 Billion contest as part of an optional submission in their World History class. Social Studies teacher, Shiloh Francis, says " I wanted our final World History project to address current issues that the world is facing and for them to collaborate and be creative in developing and sharing sustainable solutions."
HTA High School Students Earn 2nd place for the World of 7 Billion International Contest for their short film titled “Anti-Plastic Party”
Students Raenelle Torres, Glenna Curioso, Riko Mizuta and Scarlet Ramelb came up with a concept worthy of a win. The contest challenged students around the world to create a one-minute video sharing a problem the world faces and proposing sustainable solutions.
HTA Students Send Messages to Their Teachers
STUDENT AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
National Merit Scholar (2015 & 2020)
4 high school students earned a STEM Honors Diploma (2019)
25 students earned Summa Cum Laude Honors (2019)
16 students earned Magna Cum Laude Honors (2019)
25 students earned Cum Laude Honors (2019)
2 students earned a STEM Honors Diploma (2019)
10 students earned an Academic Honors Diploma (2019)
9 high school students earned an Academic Honors Diploma (2018)
Dimension U Competition: 3rd place (2017)
Hawaii State Robotics Competition: 2nd place (2016)
VEX Robotics International Competition: 3rd place (2015) Community Award – top youth volunteer (2012)
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