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Our Academic Program is based on the following vision:
Ka ‘Umeke Kā’eo is a Hawaiian language immersion pre K-12, learning community, where haumāna and their families are safe, nurtured, and challenged. Utilizing Keaukaha as our learning laboratory, haumāna develop environmental literacy skills and a deep connection and understanding of place that will allow them to enrich their communities and take positions of responsibility beyond the boundaries of the school. All members of Ka ‘Umeke Kā’eo’s learning ‘ohana are seen as contributing to the success of our haumāna.
Our academically challenging curriculum is aligned with common core standards and centered on a culture of Native Hawaiian language, knowledge, and the Papakū Makawalu methodology. Kumu work collaboratively to ensure a school-wide curriculum that promotes an environment of inquiry, communication, collaboration, sustainable innovation, and advances in individual and collective learning.
Instruction at Ka ‘Umeke Kā’eo is interdisciplinary with science and the natural environment leading content area studies. Haumāna investigate and analyze environmental issues developing critical thinking skills through observation, problem-solving, and reflection. Kumu facilitate haumāna access and use of ancient and modern technologies, allowing them to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and create new knowledge.
Haumāna at Ka ‘Umeke Kā’eo are expected to listen and communicate effectively in Hawaiian and English. Through the use of systems thinking and reasoning haumāna will demonstrate an ability to address challenges and make effective judgments and decisions. To support these processes haumāna will be adept at the application and use of technology to access and manage information. With these skills, haumāna will be prepared for post-secondary educational success.
Assessments are a Hawaiian cultural norm. Ka ‘Umeke Kā’eo utilize various types of assessments allowing us to collect valuable data that informs instructional, programmatic, and operational decision-making for continuous school improvement.