Special Programs


For students requiring greater challenge, Kekaulike High School offers the Honors and Advanced placement courses. All Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses have an open enrollment policy and all adhere to our non-discrimination policies. Students interested Honors and AP courses are expected to complete any and all summer work assigned and will not be allowed to drop the course(s). Prior to registration for AP courses, signatures from counselor, AP teacher, student, and parent must be obtained to confirm understanding of all course expectations.

Honors (H): Honors courses are advanced courses with higher expectations for students who have been recommended by either a teacher, a parent, a counselor, or an administrator. The Honors courses available at Kekaulike High School are as follows:

      • English 1 (9)

      • English 2 (10)

      • US History (9)

      • World History (10)

      • Participation in Democracy/Modern History of HI (11)

      • Physical Science (9)

      • Biology (10)

Advanced Placement (AP): Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses based on the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. They are rigorous with very high expectations. The student is required to take the corresponding AP exam. The exam is a chance for you to earn college credit. The AP courses available at King Kekaulike High School are:

      • Art History

      • Biology

      • Calculus AB

      • Computer Science Principles

      • Computer Science A

      • English Literature and Composition

      • English Language & Composition

      • Environmental Science

      • Japanese

      • Physics

      • Psychology

      • Spanish Language and Composition

      • Spanish Literature and Composition

      • Statistics

      • Studio Art (Drawing & Painting or Design or 3D-Art)

      • World History

*Grades for AP courses are weighted on a 5.0 scale.


The Special Education program is designed to provide a free and appropriate educational program that will enable students with special needs to achieve their fullest potential. All students in the program must be certified by the Hawaii State Department of Education. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is created specifically for each student; along with courses that are designed to meet the needs of the special education certified students.

For any questions, please contact our Student Services Coordinator, Claire Bediamol <Claire.Bediamol@k12.hi.us>, or the Special Education Department Head, Cindy Asato-Kochi <Cindy.Asato-kochi@k12.hi.us>.


Classes in English, math, social studies, foreign language and other elective choices are offered through the Hawaii Department of Education’s Virtual Learning Network. These classes are offered online with DOE instructors for high school credit. A student must be enrolled in a Hawaii public school to take one of these classes. For information on enrolling in an e-school class, please call the registrar at 727-3519. Registration fills up fast for popular classes such as: Algebra 1, Geometry, Modern History of Hawaii, Participation in Democracy, and Health. For Fall 2019 registration, you should call before summer.


Effective September 1986, students must maintain a 2.0 or “C” average and pass all courses required for graduation in order to participate in athletics or other co-curricular activities.


The athletic program at Kekaulike High School attempts to meet the needs and interests of our students. As a charter member of the MIL (Maui Interscholastic League), Kekaulike High School participates in the following sports under the direction of the Athletic Director:

NA ALI’I ATHLETICS - Member of the Maui Interscholastic League

  • Air Riflery, Boys/Girl Varsity

  • Baseball Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Basketball, Boys/Girls Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Bowling, Boys/Girls Varsity

  • Cheerleading Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Competitive Cheerleading Jr. Varsity/Varsity

  • Cross Country, Boys/Girls Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Football Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Golf, Boys/Girls Varsity

  • Judo, Boys/Girls Varsity

  • Paddling, Boys/Girls Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Soccer, Boys/Girls Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Softball, Girls Jr.Varsity,Varsity

  • Surfing Boys/Girls Varsity

  • Swimming/Diving, Boys/Girls Varsity

  • Tennis, Boys/Girls Varsity

  • Track & Field, Boys/Girls Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Volleyball, Boys/Girls Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Wrestling, Boys/Girls Jr.Varsity/Varsity

  • Water Polo, Girls Varsity

*** A sports physical and assumption of risk form is required to participate in school athletics.

***MIL Transfer Policy – If you transfer from one Maui District high school to another within a twelve month period, there may be limitations on your participation in MIL sports.


Students who wish to participate in college athletics at the NCAA Division I or II level, must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at


Some course restrictions apply (i.e. credit recovery, correspondence, etc.). Students should see their counselor for details.