About

Video courtesy of Troy Hashimoto (c/o 2005)

King Kekaulike High School opened in September 1995. The Class of 1999 was the first graduating class of Kekaulike.

The campus is spread over 50 acres on the majestic slopes of Haleakalā. Students come from the communities of Ha‘ikū, Kula, Makawao, Pā‘ia, and Pukalani.

Majestically, on the slopes of Haleakalā, King Kekaulike High School strives in unity for excellence in living, learning, and leading to enrich, to empower, and to elevate our students, our community, and our world.

King Kekaulike High School’s GLOs are as follows:

      • Goal #1: Students will increase Respect for self, others, our school and community by increasing their ability to work well with others.
      • Goal #2: Students will demonstrate Rigor in Learning by increasing their ability to use literacy, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to master the Hawaii Common Core Standards.
      • Goal #3: Students will demonstrate Relevancy in Learning by making connections between their school experiences and their daily lives/post graduate plans.

King Kekaulike High School opened in September 1995 with a freshmen class of 383 students. It added a grade level each year from 1995 to 1998 until the student body had grown to include grades 9-12. Enrollment in the 1998-1999 school year was 1,311 students. The Class of 1999 was the first graduating class of Kekaulike.

The campus is spread over 50 acres on the majestic slopes of Haleakala. Students come from the communities of Ha‘ikū, Kula, Makawao, Pā‘ia, and Pukalani. The school colors are Black, for Kekaulike’s thunder and Teal, for the green land (ʻāina) and blue sky (lani).

Kekaulike High provides a comprehensive academic program. Students may take courses in Advanced Placement, Career and Technology Education pathways, Peer Education, Advancement Via Individual Determination and credit recovery.

A full range of ​cocurricular activities and athletics is offered. A Hawaiian Language Immersion Program was launched in 1997 and every Hawaiian Immersion Senior Class participates in both the Kula Kaiapuni o Maui graduation as well as the traditional school commencement ceremony.