Kapa`a High School

School ID - 455
4695 Mailihuna Road
Kapaa, HI 96746
Kapa`a HS Entrance
Phone: (808) 821-4400
Fax: (808) 821-4420
Mr. Tommy J. Cox
Dr. Kahele Keawe
Kapaa High School graduates are responsible, collaborative, critical thinkers who positively contribute to the global community.

Kapaa High School prepares all students for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.

Kapaa High School is located in the rural town of Kapaa on the windward side of the island of Kauai. Established in 1938, it has a current student enrollment of 1,050 and serves a socio-economically diverse community from Wailua to Haena. 

Kapa`a HS CampusThe Kapaa Way is our foundation of educational practice based on the core principles of positive relationships, academic rigor, and real world relevance. We are a career academy high school where students have opportunities to explore college and career pathways based on their interest and aptitude. We envision all students being prepared with the academic, professional, and technical skills needed to succeed. We seek to offer academy pathway 
programs of study that will lead to high wage, high demand, and high skill careers for our students. 

Students entering Kapaa start in the freshmen academy hui where they receive focused support in their transition to high school. A comprehensive freshman transition course provides opportunities for service learning, career exploration, character, and academic skill development. Kapaa High School is organized in five career academies (Health, Natural Resources, Arts & Communication, Public & Professional Services, and Industrial Engineering Technology) from grades 10-12. A data driven student support model is used to inform instructional practice and design effective interventions for all learners. 

Kapaa High School has strong educational, business, and community partnerships which support and enhance its school wide goals, programs, and services. They include Gather Federal Credit Union, Mahelona Hospital, Waipā Foundation, Limahuli Gardens and others. We collaborate with the Kauai Economic Development Board and the Kauai Employer Advisory Council on the design and implementation of work-based learning experiences. Industry certifications, postsecondary certificates of study, and early college opportunities with Kauai Community College, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and others expand opportunities for all students to be college and career ready.
WASC Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges - 6 Years
SY 2023-2024
Fall Enrollment