Student Role & Expectations

Student Role & Expectations

Thank you for your interest in Hawaii Online Courses (HOC)! If you are a student thinking about registering for HOC courses, please read and understand the following information. While you adhere to similar rules as a classroom student, there are additional requirements and expectations of an online student. 

1. Required: HOC Student Orientation

All newly registered HOC students must complete the HOC Student Orientation course in order to prepare themselves to use Canvas, which is HOC's course management system. This mandatory online training will guide students through the necessary Canvas skills needed to be an online learner.

After students are registered for a HOC course, they will have access to the HOC Student Orientation. Students must complete the HOC Student Orientation course prior to the first day of their online class.

2. Hardware and other computer requirements

To be able to access course information, the following equipment, computer systems, and technical specifications are required:

3. Required Forms

4. Working Email Address

5. Code of Conduct

6. Attendance

Even though there is no physical classroom, you are expected to "attend" your HOC class regularly throughout the session by logging into and working on your course daily for at least 1 - 2 hours at a time. When you log into your class, you should check your course announcements, messages, and actively engage in course work. This may include activities such as reading articles, viewing videos, and participating on discussion boards. Your instructor is able to track the dates and amount of time you have spent in the course working on activities. Advanced Placement courses may require you to spend more time in your course to complete assignments and assessments.

7. Who to Contact

The following is a list of people to contact if you need help with registration, coursework and technical problems.

INSTRUCTOR: Contact information for your teacher can be found under Course Info in your course. Your instructor can help with the following:

HVLN SUPPORT CENTER: HVLN Support Center can help with the following:

Submit a support ticket at HVLN Support Center website,  

SCHOOL SITE FACILITATOR: Each school has a designated Site Facilitator.  The School Site Facilitator will process enrollments and removals, and provide general support at the school level. Please contact your school's counselor or registrar for the name of your school's Site Facilitator.

HOC REGISTRAR: Kammie Hayashibara can assist with enrollment, registration, and student-related concerns. 


Phone: 808-305-9785

HOC SUPPORT COORDINATOR: The HOC Support Coordinator will inform schools of student academic integrity cases and be a communication liaison between the student, parent, instructor and school for unique student situations. Contact HOC Support Coordinator, Paula Li, by email at

8. Reporting Student Progress

HOC tracks the coursework of Hawaii DOE secondary students in the state student information system known as Infinite Campus. The information in Infinite Campus is included in the individual student’s records and transcripts.  If the primary school does not use Infinite Campus (which is the case with some Public Charter Schools), HOC will send the charter school the needed information for the school to record that credit.

All grade reports (quarter, semester and year) for a HOC course will be mailed out directly by HOC to the student's family. This report will appear only on the HOC report card and not on the student's school report card. Final grades will be posted to the student's official DOE transcript at the end of the semester or year.

In addition, HOC also mails out mid-quarter Progress Reports directly to the family of the student. The Progress Reports are not actual recorded grades but provide a current status report of the student's performance and grade to date in that quarter.