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  1. 2-1-1 Provides Hope (8/3/13) The Hawaii State BOE & DOE have partnered with Aloha United Way to provide students, employees, & families with information & referrals on everything from crisis intervention to job training. During these tough economic times, 2-1-1 provides hope.
  2. ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Test at KKHS (8/25/13)
  3. AVID (2/19/14) AVID=Advancement Via Individual Determination Read a sample AVIDiser
  4. College Tests
  5. COMPASS Test for Community College (3/11/13)
  6. Counselors, sy2014-2015 (12/5/14)
  7. Counselor's Corner for Seniors (12/3/13)
  8. Course Catalogs, sy2015-2016 (12/5/14)
    Students will need to choose their courses for next year. Click to view next school year's courses:
    1. Course Catalogs for students going into 10th, 11th & 12th graders next school year 2015-2016
    2. Course Catalogs for incoming Freshmen for school year 2015-2016.
  9. EdLine (6/10/13) Parents & students can keep track of grades & see if he/she completed his/her Personal Transition Plan (PTP). Lost your access code for EdLine? Pick up the Edline Activation Code Request Form from the Registrar’s office or download the EdLine Activation Request Form , fill it out & return it to the Registrar's Office. The registrar will verify legal guardianship &/or who has access to EdLine.
  10. E-School (8/25/13) FAFSA Information (12/3/13) 
  11. Hawaii Community Foundation
  12. HSA (Hawaii State Assessment)
  13. The Library & College, Career & Information. (6/2012)
  14. Military (8/25/09)
  15. New Graduation Requirements Beginning with the Class of 2013 (8/14/09)
  16. Native Hawaiian Directory 2011 (2011)
  17. PSAT: (6/9/14)
  18. Personal Transition Plan (11/23/11)
  19. Senior Project (12/3/13)
  20. SAT (10/18/11)
          * Study Tips for SAT
  21. Scholarship Bulletins & Scholarships (3/14/15)
  22. Searching for Colleges & Need Help
  23. Transcript Request Form (8/4/10)
  24. Tutoring: Academic Tutoring Needed? (1/27/11)
  25. University of Hawaii Maui College (UH Maui) (8/17/10)
  26. Vice Principals (9/15/14)
  27. WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)
  28. Youth Challenge

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Upcoming Events & Opportunities

  • More Scholarships! Click here to go to University of Hawaii Maui Campus' Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) listing of scholarships or go to

  • Scholarship Bulletin
  • Free SES Tutoring Available for All Students Who Get Free or Reduced-Priced Meals: (10/27/11)
          Students receiving free or reduced price meals may participate in the Supplemental Educational Services (SES) tutoring program. Parents, if you are interested in this program, & did not receive the letter (with application & other forms), please call Vice Principal, Dr. Dimino at 573-8710. Also, a reminder that free Math tutoring is available for all students through the University of Hawaii Manoa Online Academy (OLA). Online help is available Mon-Fri, 9 am–10 pm. at

  • SAT Test Center Flyer Specific to Hawaii (10/18/11)
    In order to better prepare Hawaii students for upcoming SAT administrations, The College Board has created a SAT Test Center Flyer specific to Hawaii. Click on the title heading above to download the dates & locations. For sy2011-2012, Kekaulike is the SAT Test center for the following dates: Nov. 5, 2011, Dec. 3, 2011, & May 5, 2012.

  • Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
    1. The EOC helps seniors planning to go to college. EOC is a federally funded TRiO program that provides free assistance to Maui County high school seniors with nationwide college admissions, financial aid, scholarships, & more! To benefit from EOC services, your senior must 1) Complete an EOC Request for Service Form, available at (click on “Parent Letter” link to download) or from the 12th grade counselor. 2) Call EOC at 984-3286 for help with the form. 3) Turn in completed form to your high school counselor.

    2. Exchange Programs: If your senior is interested in experiencing a college education on the mainland, but don’t think you can afford it? EOC can help you explore your options with the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) & National Student Exchange (NSE) programs. EOC will also be providing informational workshops on scholarships soon! Questions? Call the EOC at 984-3286.

    3. Educational Opportunity Center (EOC): (9/23/11) High school students, interested in attending college, can benefit from the EOC, which is located on the campus of University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC), BUT is federally funded to help students wishing to attend colleges here or the mainland. Contact EOC High School Advisor, Mr. Lyle Irimata, at 984-3557 or email him at

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    The following information is from The Equal Opportunity Center (EOC) (located at UHCA Campus)
    1. UHMC Merit Scholarship at or email Deadline: 4/1/11.

    2. Learn more about college, go to KKHS' website at to download information from the Educational Opportunity Center on Maui at 984-3286. Two flyers that they offer can be downloaded: 1) The Money Guide, & 2) University of Hawaii Maui College: Getting Started - UH Maui College 12.3 - Quick facts & Enrollment checklist. For more information, call the Educational Opportunity Center on Maui at 984-3286. (8/17/10)
    3. Annual Hawaii College and Career Fair, Nov. 16, 2010, at Kamehameha Schools Maui, has been an excellent resource for many students, parents, teachers, & counselors for over 30 years. Representatives from colleges, universities, professional schools, technical, industrial & trade schools, military services, & academies are represented at this event. Admission to the fair is free. (8/9/10)
    4. The Equal Opportunity Center (EOC) Financial Aid Nights will begin at each high school in December Dates & time TBA (offices located on the campus of UHMC) (8/9/10)
    5. Financial aid season: Jan. - March 1 annually (8/9/10)
    6. EOC High School Outreach: Jan – April, EOC advisor makes weekly visits to Maui County high schools (King K, Baldwin, Lahainaluna, Maui, and St. Anthony) to work with high school students. (8/9/10)
  • PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test): (6/9/14)
    Test was given in the fall during school.
          Commonly referred to as the PSAT, it is the best preparation for the SAT Reasoning Test. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT will receive free access to My College Quickstart, an online college & career planning tool. Research has shown that students who take the PSAT one or two times, increase their scores on the SAT exam. Students should see the 11th grade counselor to sign-up for the PSAT exam in the fall. For more information see your teen's academic counselor or visit
          The PSAT allows students to indicate that they would like to start hearing from different colleges through the mail (or e-mail). The PSAT is equal in difficulty to the SAT, but it is slightly shorter in length. It is a good introduction to the SAT for those students who are planning on going to college.
          Juniors, who take the test & meet other program entry requirements may enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs (recognition & scholarships).
          Check out for more information on PSAT/NMSQT, My College QuickStart, planning & paying for college, SAT & the AP Program. (6-9-14)

  • AVID [Advancement Via Individual Determination] Program (6/10/13)

    1. What is AVID? AVID is a regularly scheduled elective class that prepares students with academic potential for success in college.
    2. What are AVID student expectations?: AVID students are expected to maintain a “C” average, study a minimum of two hours per night, and enroll in college preparatory classes.
    3. What happens in the AVID class?: Students receive academic instruction in writing, Cornell note-taking, studying, test-taking, and organization. Students receive support in their classes from tutors through collaborative groups.
    4. How do you recognize an AVID student?: The AVID student carries a 3-inch binder, takes notes in all classes, is prepared for class, is a positive role model for others, and is ‘on track’ for college.
    5. Class of 2011 was the first AVID class to graduate.
    6. The AVIDiser is a newsletter publishes news of upcoming events & their AVID students
    7. For information or questions about the AVID program, please contact Jan Matsushita at or 573-8710 Ext. 2003.

  • Colleges Combat Senoritis
          For years, high school seniors who have already been accepted to college have let their grades fall, skipped classes, and generally slacked off in school. It's a phenomenon known as "senioritis" and in most cases, it doesn't hurt the students. But that may be changing. The University of Washington last year took away offers of admission from 23 students who had let their grades fall as seniors and sent stern letters to 180 incoming freshmenwarningthem against a repeat of their senior year academic slacking. Many students may not realize theat most college acceptances are, technically, conditional. Schools reserve the right to revoke admissions if they see a significant downturn in senior year grades when they review student transcripts at the end of the school year. UW admissions director Philip Balinger says that few families disputed his office’s decisions. But the school’s timing —some students got the notice in mid-August—left families scrambling for a place at another school. With more than 40,000 students, Washington may be the biggest school to try to combat senioritis on a large scale. The university claims its move has been applauded by educators tired of seniors skipping classes.
          Surf for More! Find out more from the College Board at>. Or read Michael London & Stephen Kramer’s “The New Rules of College Admissions” (Fireside, 2006).
    Produced by Parade Magazine & published in The Maui News (Mon., March 5, 2007)

  • COMPASS Test (12/3/13)
    Who needs to take the COMPASS Placement Test?
          Students who plan to attend UH Maui College (UHMC) or any community college in Hawaii after graduation or plan on enrolling in *Running Start as a senior, are encouraged to take the COMPASS placement test. Students will not be allowed to register for UHMC classes til they have taken the COMPASS exam.
          COMPASS scores are good for 2 years & will determine if students are able to take college level courses or remedial (high school) courses. Remedial courses take time, energy, & money, & often discourages students from continuing in college & earning a degree.
          Scores can be applied to all community colleges in the UH system, such as Maui or Honolulu Community Colleges, and also to many community colleges on the mainland.
          For more information see CTE Coordinator, Mrs. Emily Haines-Swatek or email her at

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    Financial Aid Night (12/3/13)
    The senior counselor will usually coordinate a Financial Aid Night for senior parents by bringing in guest speakers to help our senior parents complete the FAFSA (Free Applicatoin for Federal Student Aid). Go to (Website opens the beginning of the new year.)

    FAFSA4caster: Help for Families before Senior Year (11/22/11)
    It's an online tool to help students and families financially prepare and plan for college before a student’s senior year of high school. Called the FAFSA4caster, it provides students with an early estimate of their eligibility for federal financial aid, which could include a Pell grant.

    FAFSA Information
          The FAFSA application is the most important financial aid document there is for college-bound seniors. FAFSA forms will be available in the senior counselor's office. It is crucial for parents of college-bound seniors to get their tax forms completed in January so the FAFSA can be done and sent to the federal government. Even better, the form can be filled out online ( which will guarantee a faster response. If applying for FAFSA online, it will be necessary for one parent and the student to get a pin number, which can be done at this website: (12/3/13)

    CLICK HERE for the Pre-Application Worksheet on the internet. Seniors, may register for a PIN number along with one of their parents. You are encouraged to apply electonically.

    Free FAFSA Service
    The government has set up the FAFSA service free. Parents and students complete the form over the Internet or on paper and send it by mail on your own. You do not need pay to have it done.

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  • Hawaii State Assessment (9/19/08)

  • HSA Support for Parents
    Parents & teachers, may go to or click here for practice tests & helpful tips & explanations.
    HSA testing of 10th graders will be in the spring.

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  • Maui Community College"
    MCC Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Informative Flyers: (8/17/10)
          Learn more about college, go to KKHS' website at to download information from the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) on Maui at 984-3286.
    1. The Money Guide (Go to to download this), &
    2. University of Hawaii Maui College: Getting Started - UH Maui College 12.3 - Quick facts & Enrollment checklist. (Go to to download this) For more information, call the Educational Opportunity Center on Maui at 984-3286. (8/17/10)

      & Other EOC Publications
    3. Options After High School: A 4-step college planner for Maui County residents interested in college but unsure of where to begin. (sy2008-2009)
    4. MCC's Upward Bound Program (8/27/08)
    5. More information on MCC's EOC (8/27/08)
    6. MCC Ambassador Program, "Student to Student" (1/16/09) A successful program where MCC students speak to high schoolers about college. " The Student 2 Student was relevant to my students. It dealt with the importance of money, how to set goals, and get to college to make that money. This presentation was what good teaching looks like. [The MCC students] had the students up and moving, discussing and thinking. They lectured little and modeled much."

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  • Selective Service Registration:
    All males are required by Federal law to register with the Selective Service System upon reaching the age of 18.

  • The United States Marines Corps (8/25/09)
    Staff Sgt. York (Left)  with Maui raised, Sgt. Benz-Marrs (Right) at KKHS' Sign Waving event, Apr. 7, 2009
    For more information please contact:
    Sgt Brandon K Menz-Marrs
    Maiu County Marine Corp Recruiter
    Queen Kaahumanu Center
    275 Kaahumanu Ave. Suite C-2 B-2
    Kahului, HI 96732
    (Upstairs Queen Kaahumanu Center near the bridge that connects to the parking garage; across from Stepping Stones Playhouse)

    Cell:     (808) 443-6909
    Office:    (808) 871-1813
    Fax:     (808) 871 4734

          Mahalo to Staff Sgt. Terrence York, & Maui-born, Sgt. Benz-Marrs for participating in our "We Care" Sign Waving event on April 7, 2009. (8/25/09)

  • The Army Reserve
          The Army Reserve is a great tool in anyone's future providing financial aid for school, discipline and guaranteed pay and entitlements with the a commitment of only ONE WEEKEND A MONTH (Drill) and TWO WEEKS A YEAR (Annual Training).

    For more information, you can contact him at:

    Office: (808) 244-3937
    Cell: (808) 264-2896 or

  • The Army - Active Force CLICK HERE to visit the army web site for more information.

    U.S. Army Recruiting Station
    1955 Main Street., Suite 101
    Wailuku, HI 96793
    Ph. 244-3937
    Cell: 264-2905
    Fax: 242-0021
    1-800-USA-ARMY (1-800-872-2769)

  • The Army National Guard       The Army National Guard is the oldest military organization, established on December 13, 1636. It was established in Massachusette Bay Colony to protect the homefront against Indians, etc. Since 9/11 it has become more of an international organization. The Army National Guard is the state militia and has two commander in chiefs: Our State Governor and the U.S. President.
    Click below for some web sites to get more information:

    1. Hawaii Army National Guard web site,
    Virtual Armory web site,

    3. Click here to go to the Hawaii National Guard site,

    Office Number: 871-6081
    Fax: 871-6081
    Cellular: 357-4128

  • Hawaii Air National Guard

          Students looking for a part time job that would pay 100% of their college tuition? Wanting to learn an excellent job skill? Dreaming of travelling the world? Need extra money? The Hawaii Air National Guard may be an option for you. If you are in good health, drug free, a US citizen, and doing well in school...give us a call here on Maui at 877-6076 Ext 5125 or (808) 960-1129.
          For more information, contact:
    MSgt Donna N Kim
    Recruiting & Retention
    Hawaii Air National Guard
    Hilo: 808 961-6565
    Fm Oahu calling Hilo: 448-7112
    Maui: 808 877-6076 Ext 5125
    Fm Oahu calling Maui: 808 448-5125
    DSN: 315 448-7112
    Cell: 808 960-1129
    FAX in Hilo: 448-7118
    FAX in Maui: 448-5140

  • The Navy
    CLICK HERE to visit the Navy web site for more information.

    Naval Recruiting Station - Maui
    275 West Kaahumanu Ave., Suite 2CB1
    Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
    Ph. 871-4596
    Fax: 873-0019
    STG1 Erickson's Cell: 870-6819
    FC2 Travis Theriot's Cell: 870-0538

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  • Personal Transition Plan (PTP) (11/23/11)
    1. All students are required to complete their PTP in order to graduate. The PTP is a new graduation requirement. If your student does not complete ALL the required documents, he/she will NOT graduate! All PTP documents are on the school website: for the direct link.
    2. Message to Senior Parents/Guardians: PTP Deadline, Wed., Nov. 23, 2011 (11/22/11)This message is for parents/guardians of Seniors who have NOT completed their Personal Transition Plan, or PTP. The PTP is requirement for a high school diploma and is due no later than Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. Students who do not complete their PTP will receive an unsatisfactory mark on their 2nd quarter report card and zero credit. Failure to complete a PTP also puts the senior at risk for failing to earn a diploma and graduate. Please encourage your child to turn in any outstanding PTP assignments to their advisory teacher BEFORE Nov. 23 in order to receive timely feedback on assignments that may require corrections. Each student's PTP will be reviewed for completeness. Questions on the PTP should be directed to your child's advisory teacher.

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    3. PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test): Wed., October 12, 2011 During School Hours at KKHS (9/23/11)

            Commonly referred to as the PSAT, it is the best preparation for the SAT Reasoning Test. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT will receive free access to My College Quickstart, an online college & career planning tool. "Research has shown that students who take the PSAT one or two times, increase their scores on the SAT exam." (Ms. Gomer) Students should see 11th grade counselor, Ms. Cabral, to sign-up for the free PSAT exam, which is open to 9th, 10th & 11th graders. The exam is free for 9th & 10th graders. 11th graders pay $14, unless they qualify for free or reduced lunch. For more information contact Ms. Cabral at or visit
            The PSAT allows students to indicate that they would like to start hearing from different colleges through the mail (or e-mail). The PSAT is equal in difficulty to the SAT, but it is slightly shorter in length. It is a good introduction to the SAT for those students who are planning on going to college.
            Juniors, who take the test & meet other program entry requirements may enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs (recognition & scholarships).
    4. Check out for more information on PSAT/NMSQT, My College QuickStart, planning & paying for college, SAT & the AP Program. (9/19/08)

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    5. SAT Information
      1. SAT Test Center Flyer Specific to Hawaii(10/18/11)
        In order to better prepare Hawaii students for upcoming SAT administrations, The College Board has created a SAT Test Center Flyer specific to Hawaii. Click on the title heading above to download the dates & locations. This flyers also gives the Late Registration dates (a fee applies). For sy2011-2012, Kekaulike is the SAT center for the following dates: Nov. 5, 2011, Dec. 3, 2011, & May 5, 2012.

      2. SAT information for Fall 2011. Students in the Free or Reduced Meal Program, should see 12th grade counselor for a fee waiver.

      3. SAT Registration Deadlines - Register online at
        1. For the Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 SAT Test, late registration is Oct. 21, 2011 (a late fee applies)
        2. For the Sat, Dec. 3, 2011 SAT Test, please register by Tue., Nov. 8, 2011 (Late registration is Nov. 20th & a late fee applies)

      4. SAT &/or ACT are standardized tests that colleges often require high school students to take.

      5. Colleges DO consider the SAT scores when they are looking at applications. In fact, next to the kind of courses that the students took in high school and their cumulative GPA, the SAT scores are the third most important thing! SAT scores are, in fact, VERY important! Please log on to to register.

      6. CLICK HERE to register at the College Board Online the fast & easy way or go to You'll get immediate confirmation, your registration number, and your test center assignment. Register online and you do not need to wait for the newest Registration Bulletin.

        - King Kekaulike High School Code: 120-218
        - KKHS Test Site: 12-206
        If you have any questions, please contact the senior counselor.

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    6. FREE Study Tips for SAT: Internet Sites to prepare for the SAT (College Board Exams). Click on any of the websites below to get help with the SAT: (9/28/02)
      3. offers a "Question of the Day" that is a good place to see SAT practice questions, and it offers advice not only on test-taking, but choosing a college and getting financial aid.
      4. - The Princeton Review offers this site where you can take a practice test, join discussions, and get lots of college advice.
      5. - This site not only offers SAT prep information but also offers some SAT verbal and math games.
      6. - This site offers an "SAT Lab" and free weekly online classes where you register for downloadable software. The lessons seem very basic, but might be helpful. There are also vocabulary, tips of the day, and college guidance.
             (10/20/02 Try the VocabMaster, it was fun learning new words with cartoon pictures to help you remember, and then being tested...and no, I didn't score well, but will check it out later to improve my vocabulary!! PCNC)
      7. - The writers of Up Your Score, an SAT Prep book, have prepared this site to continue to inform studnets in their irreverent, witty way about various tips related to the SAT.

      Since sites on the web are constantly growing and changing, it is advisable to point an internet search engine (such as "Google") at "Scholastic Assessment Test" or "SAT" (or ACT - The American College Test) and see what comes up.

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    7. Scholarships:

      (Click below on highlighted areas for more information or to link to the web sites:

      1. Scholarships
      2. (3/27/14) The DOE posts a list of scholarships available from their website at Add filters in order to find scholarships for your child.

      3. Binhi At Ani Scholarship (3/27/14) The deadline for this scholarship is May 9, 2014.

      4. *Scholarship Bulletin: (3/14/15)
        College bound seniors, whether attending MCC or Harvard, need to start thinking about how they will fund their college education. The Scholarship Bulletin, compiled by the 12th Grade Counselor contains various scholarships & scholarship websites for seniors looking for ways to pay for college. Once published, the PCNC will upload these bulletins. Hardcopies of the latest Scholarship Bulletins will also be on the table outside her office (Bldg. A Counselor #1).

        1. UHMC Merit Scholarship at or email

      5. Financial Aid & College Scholarship Websites:
        - Fastweb (Free scholarship search, college directory
        - FinAid (Finnacial aid web site)
        - Bulletin 15 (List of scholarships & financial aid available to high school graduates in the state of Hawaii.
        - CASH (The University of Hawaii's "Computer Assisted Scholarship Help"
      6. Foodland Shop for Higher Education: February through March (6 weeks) (3/27/14)
        Foodland Shop for Higher Education       Each year 100 Hawaii high school seniors are awarded $2,000 scholarships as they pursue their college education at an accredited four-year university. Customers are invited to designate their favorite participating high school and help them earn Maika`i points during the program period. The more points a school earns, the more scholarships it will receive.
              Since 2006 over 20 KKHS seniors have received $2000 scholarships, with the support of our community shopping at Foodland & SackNSave. Please designate Kekaulike when you shop at Foodland, SackNSave or Foodland Farms during these few weeks to help our seniors receive college scholarships!
        Top 5 high schools to receive (5) $2,000 scholarships.
        Next (10) high schools will receive (3) $2,000 scholarships each.
        Next (10) high schools will receive (2) $2,000 scholarships each.
        Next (25) high schools will receive (1) $2,000 scholarships each.
              Seniors should see 12th grade counselor for the application. Applications must be returned to her.

      7. Home of the World's Largest Scholarship Database (9/19/08)
     says "it contains over $32 BILLION in scholarship awards, along with information on ALL aspects of funding a college education." They say they "don't sell names, email addresses, or any other student information - and it is available free of charge!"

      8. Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
              WUE is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) whereby Hawaii students may enroll in designated 4-year public institutions & programs in other participating states at a special, reduced tuition level. Students do not need to demonstrate financial need to receive this benefit.
              State that Participate: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota,Oregon, South Daktoa, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. (9/19/08)
              Go to for more information of 2008-2009 WUE
              Thank you to all our supporters that shopped & designated Kekaulike when they shopped at Foodland, Sack N Save & Foodland Farms. This year KKHS ranked #5, and will be receiving (5) $2,000 scholarships for 5 deserving seniors!

      9. Momoru & Aiko Takitani Foundation Scholarship (3/27/14)
        Mamoru Takitani was born on July 21, 1912 in Yamaguchi, Japan and later came to Hawaii where he attended St. Anthony's High School on Maui. In 1936 he married Aiko in Wailuku. The Takitanis relocated to Honolulu where Mamoru founded Hawaiian Host - Ellen Dye Candies on January 1, 1960

              An outstanding graduating senior will be selected by each qualifying school to receive a $1,000 scholarship. From this group, a finalist from each school district, the Hawaii Catholic Schools, and two finalists from the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools will be selected to receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. Three scholars will be selected from among the ten finalists for the following scholarships:
        Mamoru Takitani Distinguished Student Award $10,000
        Aiko Takitani Distinguished Student Award $10,000
        Karen Uno Outstanding Student Award $ 5,000
              Please see the 12th grade counselor or go to for application, financial aid form & additional instructions. All completed application materials are due to 12th grade counselor. Do NOT submit this application directly to the Takitani Foundation. The deadline for sy2013-2014 was Feb. 5, 2014.

              Or for further information, you may contact:
        The Mamoru & Aiko Takitani Foundation P.O. Box 10687 Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-0687

      10. College Links (Useful Internet Addresses)
        See the College counselor for a list of college web sites. A few years ago the PCNC uploaded the web site list. CLICK HERE to check out these college & scholarship links.

      11. Hawaii Community Foundation scholarship application is available online at (4/2/14)
        1. Hawaii Community Foundation’s Informative Website & eMail Blasts (8/4/10)
                Every year I encourage parents/seniors to apply to the Hawaii Community Foundation for college scholarships for Hawaii seniors. Sign up to receive their email Blasts. They send out alerts & their website has good information.

        2. The Hawaii Community Foundation offers over 100 scholarships from different organizations, including our King Kekaulike High School Scholarship and Celeste Hayo Memorial Scholarship Fund. From the beginnings of King Kekaulike High School, Administration, and some Faculty were concerned that our students strive for further education and established a King Kekaulike High School scholarship for a deserving senior. The other KKHS scholarship is in honor of KKHS alumni & soccer player, Celeste Hayo. There are lots of other scholarships Hawaii students may apply for, so check it out! Their website says, "Hawai‘i Community Foundation is the second largest post-secondary scholarship provider in Hawai‘i."

        3. Their Scholarship Online Application for seniors is available in December.
        4. Click on Scholarships on the top navigation bar & then click on "How to Apply"
        5. Application Deadline is sometime in February
        6. Editor's Note: Students in college may go online to reapply every year for these scholarships. (4/2/14)
        7. Receive eMail Blasts from Hawaii Community Foundation (Scholarships for Hawaii seniors)
        8. If you have any questions, please call their Scholarship Staff toll-free from neighbor islands at 1-888-731-3863.
      12. USA Funds:
        CLICK HERE to apply for scholarships through USA Funds.

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    8. MCC Upward Bound Program (8/4/10)
            “Upward Bound is a program that prepares low-income, first generation high school students for college. The program on Maui is sponsored by Maui Community College with funding provided by the U.S Department of Education. Upward Bound is offered at no cost to the parents or students. ”
            The Upward Bound Counselor has an office on the University of Hawaii Maui Campus, & is able to help students get a degree from college. Please call 984-3563 or fax 986-0549.

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    9. UPDATED: sy2012-2013 Senior Project Packet (8/30/12)
          Please click here
      to download the Senior Project Booklet for 2012-2013 school year which was updated. (8/30/12) (It's a huge file so it may take a few minutes to download)

          Questions? Please contact Senior Project Task Force Coordinator, Mr. Ty Ogasawara at (808) 573-8710 Ext. 2313, or email him at

      Searching for Colleges & Need Help
    10. KKHS Library (9/22/08)
          Need help or guidance regarding a career or college, see the college counselor or ask your librarian. There is a college & career section that is available in the library, and student may check out some college reference books & read. There's a gold mine of information waiting for your student to the library!

    11. College-Bound Seniors:
            If your child is feeling lost and confused when it comes to figuring out what to do about selecting and applying to colleges, please encourage them to see the college counselor to set up an appointment or call her at 573-8701, Ext. 231. Meetings can be scheduled so that any concerns & questions can be addressed.

            College-bound seniors should be applying to colleges around October-November. The earlier you apply, the better, because competition is stiff for acceptance to colleges. Please see the college counselor for any questions.

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    12. Free Math Tutoring (Updated 1/27/11)
      1. Trigonometry Tutoring on Wednesdays, 1:15-2:00pm in Room F204: (11/22/11) Kekaulike Peer Tutoring is providing Trigonometry turoging service after school on Wednesdays in F204 from 1:15pm to 2:00pm.

      2. Free Math Tutoring With Retired Maui District Math Resource Teacher, Koki Tamashiro: Mr. Tamashiro is willing to meet with students from grades 1 - 12, on a one-to-one basis or in small groups, & tutor them in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry & calculus. He is available five (5) days a week (Mon-Fri). Students or parents may call him at 572-1781 until 11 p.m. If no one answers, please leave your name, telephone number & the latest hour that he can return your call. Tutoring is usually scheduled at a nearby McDonalds restaurant. [Note: He will want to talk with the student by phone to see if he/she really wants to receive tutoring.] (1/27/11)

      3. University of Hawaii Manoa Online Learning Academy (OLA) offers Free Math Tutoring Online, Monday through Friday, 9am-10pm at UHM OLA tutors are math & science majors, who are available to help any Hawaii public school student & UH Community College student in math. They suggest students go online before starting their math homework, so when there’s a question, the student can just ask for help.
              Kalama Intermediate Math Teacher, Ms. Riddle, was a guest speaker at the PTSA General Membership Meeting on Sept. 14, 2011, & demonstrated how to go online to get help. If you have questions, you may email her at or you can email the UH Online Learning Center at (9/23/11)

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      2014-2015 Vice Principals (9/15/14)
            We have 2 Vice Principals which service certain grade levels. However, some situations may need to be addressed depending on which of them is available at the time. Our VPs may be contacted through our main office at 573-8710 or at their direct numbers below.
    13. Ms. Teri Hamasaki - Ph. 727-3507
    14. Mr. Mark Elliott - Ph. 727-3508

    15. Youth Challenge
      Capt. Chris Slavins spoke to KKHS students, 10/7/03       Youth Challenge is a program for at-risk students between 16 - 18 years of age. Cpt. Slavins, Leader Branden Suzuki, & 2 students in the Youth Challenge Program in KKHS library workroom, Oct. 7, 2003. It is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Defense and administered by the National Guard. It is a 17 month-program, consisting of a 22 week residential phase followed by a 12 month post residential mentoring and career development phase. Students work towards earning their high school diploma while in this program. We have had several of our students graduate from Youth Challenge.
            If you have any students you think would be good candidates for this program, they can speak with their school counselor

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       The Library's Snapshot Brochure (4/12)
      Creating a Generation of Readers One Student At a Time
      View the library statistics, book circulation rate, and other special library features.
      1. Page 1 of tri-fold brochure
      2. Page 2 of tri-fold brochure
            Take a moment to view the library statistics, book circulation rate, and other special library features. "Reading is for awesome people!"

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    16. College Tests
      1. Register for the SAT online by going to or pick up a (blue & white) SAT Registration Booklet from the office of the 12th grade counselor.
      2. ACT If you want to register for the ACT online, go to Registration materials for both tests (snail mail) are available at the 12th grade counselor's office.
      3. For College-Bound Seniors:
        If you are planning on applying to a four-year college, you need to take the SAT or ACT. Some of you may want to take one of these tests for the second time.

  • 3 Free Maui College Planning Workshops... 3 Great Opportunities to Plan for College: (8/23/14)
          Our 12th grade counselor, Ms. Gomer, is part of the Maui Counselor Consortium, which will present these College Planning Workshops. High school students & families are strongly encouraged to attend. Each family that attends will receive a college planning workbook.
          Workshops will include the 2 breakout sessions on high school preparation, how to choose a college, financial aid & more. Questions? Contact 12th grade counselor at
    1. Mon, Sept. 8, 6-7:30pm
      Central Location: Baldwin High School Multipurpose Rooms
      The Transition to College will be held only at the Baldwin High School location. A UNLV admissions representative will also only be at this location.

    2. Tue., Sept. 9, 6-7:30pm
      Upcountry Location: Kamehameha School Keopuolani Bldg.
      An NCAA information session will be held only at Kamehameha School location.

    3. Th, Sept. 11, 6-7:30pm
      West Side Location: Lahainaluna High School I-Building

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