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Admission Policy and Procedure

Priority for admission and criteria for acceptance comes from our school Developmental Implementation Plan (DIP). Children and grandchildren of staff, and the Governing Board (GB), will be given first priority for admission. Application will be completed by families who will list all children that they wish to attend Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao Charter School. A family with all of it’s children will be admitted at one time if at all possible.

Any parent or legal guardian may apply a child for school at Ka Waihona. All applicants will be admitted on a first come first serve basis. There are three registration periods for applicants in accordance with the school’s Detailed Implementation Plan approved by the State of Hawai’i. The first registration period is for Governing Board and employee children in the beginning of October. The second registration period is for sibling applicants in mid October. The third registration period is for the general public on the first working day in January. Should available slots open, a lottery system will be in place for the remainder of applicants. If all information on the Application Agreement is not accurate and completed in it’s entirety, application will be null and void. Applicants will be informed by letter through mail of acceptance, from March through June.

The criterion for admission are a child's willingness, and parents' alignment with the Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao Mission and Educational Program.

There is no criterion regarding previous academic or behavioral performance in or out of school. There are no criteria regarding gender, ethnicity, cultural identity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. All State and Federal laws against discrimination will be rigorously observed. Special needs students will be accepted to the degree that the program can serve them appropriately and adequately, in accordance with the IDEA, 504, and Felix Court Decision laws.

Admissions Procedure

All applications will be legibly filled out in the Administration Office by the applicant's legal guardian, dated, and time stamped by the office staff. Applications must be completed in its entirety to be processed. Completed applications also require student’s birth certificate, proof of residency, and prior year report card, or preschool assessment. Incomplete applications will be discarded. If your contact information should change, you must inform the school of such changes for your application to be processed. Admissions acceptance or denial letters will be mailed out in the late summer. Please do not inquire at the school office before this time. If required paperwork and acceptance response is not submitted or completed by the deadline, your admission is void. Your cooperation is critical to ensure proper processing.