Hawaiian Immersion Summer School

By Manuwai Peters

Kualapu`u Public Conversion Charter School will serve as the site for Hawaii Department of Education Hawaiian Language Immersion Program summer school. Program dates this year are June 6 through July 7. This summer marks the sixth year Molokai elementary-aged students will have access to Hawaiian language opportunities in the summer.

The program accepts students who will enter grades K through six in school year 2017-2018. Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela is for all students, regardless of their Hawaiian language abilities. Students who enroll should be motivated to learn and use Hawaiian language all day.

Na Hopena A`o, or Ha, will be the curricular framework this summer to encompass Belonging, Responsibility, Excellence, Aloha, Total Well Being, and Hawaii (BREATH).
The Hawaiian language based curricula is designed to engage and excite students in learning and play.

Registration forms are available at the Kualapu`u School office. The tuition for the four-week program is $190. A limited number of Alu Like, Inc. tuition vouchers are available for qualifying students. Alu Like Inc. forms will be available with the application.

Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela o Molokai is a Department of Education program with support from Kamehameha Schools. Please contact Program Coordinator, Loke Han at lokelani_han@notes.k12.hi.us for information, registration forms, and Alu Like Inc. Voucher Applications.

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