Kapolei High School

School ID - 292
91-5007 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HI 96707
Kapolei HS Entrance
Phone: (808) 305-8000
Fax: (808) 692-8255
Mr. Wesley Shinkawa
Courtney T Suma

Kapolei High School challenges and inspires students to fulfill their dreams with Caring, Dignity, and Integrity
Kapolei High School will create opportunities for students to meet and exceed The Common Core State Standards. In addition, students will learn to:
  • Be responsible for their own learning
  • Understand that it is essential for people to work together
  • Be involved in complex thinking and problem solving
  • Recognize and produce quality performance and quality products
  • Be effective communicators
  • Be effective and ethical users of technology
  • Be global citizens who demonstrate caring, dignity and integrity
Kapolei High School believes in Project-Based Learning (PBL) and that students who work together and individually to solve real world problems and to exercise academic skills and knowledge in pursuit of their interests will always be successful.
Kapolei High School (KHS) opened its doors in 2000 and currently serves students from Kapolei City, Barber’s Point (Kalaeloa), Honokai Hale, Ho`opili, Ko`Olina, and Makakilo communities. The school’s student population maintains an enrollment of around 2,000 students. Students and staff members strive to live by the core values of Caring, Dignity and Integrity in their decisions and actions. Kapolei High School also believes in working as “One Team” to support our students to achieve their dreams.

Kapolei HS Health AcademyNinth graders are supported in the Freshman Academy by setting expectations and routines to build a foundation for them to navigate KHS. Learning for Freshmen students takes place in interdisciplinary teams which includes English, Social Studies, and Science. Students also take a Freshman seminar class which is a pathway exploration course that focuses on college and career interests. This facilitates a seamless transition to 10th grade and supports student success through the rest of their high school career.

Kapolei High School believes in preparing students for a life after graduation. Knowing there are many different paths students can take, the school provides the Academies of Arts and Communications, Business, Health, Public and Human Services, Ho’ola (Natural Resources), Building and Construction, and Engineering. Academies provide students innovative options that align with their choices to prepare them for colleges and/or careers of interests prior to 
graduating. KHS believes when students start to invest in their futures, they will be engaged in their education to achieve their post-high school dreams.

Through the Kapolei High School academies, partnerships with businesses and community members are built. Business partners believe students have an important role to play in keeping the community’s future productive and healthy. They are invested in helping the students meet their full potential by assisting teachers in designing student-led projects that are rigorous and relevant for post-secondary options. Students’ are assessed for content mastery, workplace skills, and real-world applications.

The school assures student success through project-based learning (PBL) and team interdisciplinary instruction as the foundation of a challenging academic curriculum. PBLintegrates academic content with complex real-world issues that are relevant to students and the community. Key factors of team interdisciplinary teaching are: collective teacher efficacy, student engagement, building relationships, and rigorous expectations through content and industry standards. Technology paired with PBL helps students become technology literate, keeping pace with the changing demands of the 21st century.
Kapolei High School believes in building well-rounded individuals by providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities to explore and build new skills and talents. Options include culture and nationally-affiliated clubs, drama/music programs, and athletic teams. The athletic department is a member of the Oahu Interscholastic Association. Students interested in the military participate in the only State U.S. Marine Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Marine-JROTC)
WASC Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges - 6 Years
SY 2023-2024
Fall Enrollment