The Hawai‘i State Board of Education established a Seal of Biliteracy to be awarded upon graduation to students who demonstrate a high proficiency in both of the state's two official languages (English and Hawaiian) OR either of the state’s two official languages and at least one additional language, including American Sign Language.


The High School Diploma shall be issued to students who have met all graduation requirements by demonstrating proficiency in the Hawaii Common Core Standards and General Learner Outcomes in the required courses.

Students shall be permitted to participate in commencement exercises if they:

      • Meet the requirements for a diploma or a certificate;

      • Have fulfilled their financial obligations; and

      • Meet other conditions, established by KKHS, and the Department of Education, which meet the standards of clarity, reasonableness and justifiability.