Hawaii Technology Academy (HTA) is a tuition-free, WASC-accredited, public charter school that aims to transform education to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. Our educational approach is founded on the belief that learners learn best by doing and by engaging in relevant learning experiences that help them make connections between themselves and the world.
At HTA, we believe in a transformative education that utilizes innovative approaches, fosters strong interpersonal relationships, empowers students to create their unique paths, and focuses on the whole child. Transformative education enables learners to see the world differently, allowing them to challenge and change the "status quo." After all, transformation -- of self and the world around us -- is at the very core of education.
Today, the school serves more than 1,300 students on campuses across four islands (Oahu, Hawaii Island, Kauai, and Maui) and is Hawaii’s largest statewide public charter school.
HTA uses an innovative and flexible blended learning model, providing students with a combination of face-to-face instruction, virtual instruction, and experiential/independent learning. Unique to this learning platform, HTA engages parents as Learning Coaches, empowering them through training on how to best support students with their independent learning. For this reason, parents and teachers enjoy a strongly collaborative relationship to meet the needs of students. This blended learning model allows teachers to develop strong personal relationships with their students, affording them the attention they need to be successful.
Additionally, students gain valuable skills through transformative experiential learning opportunities in HTA’s Work-Based Learning Program and various project-based learning activities, enhancing their college and career readiness. Owing to our unique schedule, HTA can engage in multiple partnerships and project-based opportunities. Over the past two year, 550 students statewide have participated in apprenticeships and internships, community-based electives, and community service electives.
HTA is a:
public charter school
blended learning program, with face-to-face, virtual and independent components
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