A Pre-K through Grade 12 Coordinate School Located in Honolulu

Upper School Program for Students Entering Grades 9-12

The Upper School program offers a diverse selection of academic and enrichment courses for students entering in Grades 9-12.

High School Program for students entering Grades 9-12 (Credit & Non-Credit)

Akahi Leadership Program on Huehue Ranch in the Big Island - Gr 9-12

3 weeks, Possibility of earning ½ credit in Independent Study or Visual Storytelling

Ses. 1 June 12-June 29
This three-week all-girls summer program created in conjunction with St. Andrew's Schools is designed to foster authentic, adaptive leadership and activate our future makers to realize their preferred future where human society is harmonized with the natural world. Set in the western slope of Hualalai mountain, Huehue Ranch is home to a lush, biodynamic, organic food garden designed to foster a safe and contemplative interface with the natural elements. Students will have the opportunity to live off the land and learn basics of permaculture, nature observation, meditation and cooking. The program consists of excursions to Hawaiʻi Island’s most innovative renewable energy center, work day on the waʻa, visits to natural landscapes unique to the island and weekly visits by community leaders working to make the world a better place. Leadership training will consist of skills particularly relevant to future women leaders, such as self-confidence, communication skills, critical thinking and emotional intelligence. The program will focus on values such as compassion, gratitude and courage to help create a peaceful future that is full of connectivity and thoughtful progress, where people are positively integrated into the natural world. Tuition covers room and board, all cost of curriculum materials and supplies, ground transportation and excursion fees from Kona Airport. Cost of air travel is not included. Aligned to Stevenson Global Leadership Learning Outcomes. Possibility of earning credit for Visual Storytelling. Travel grant money available for select SAS students. Interested students should contact the Summer School Director. For more information please visit https://www.keepcenter.org/akahi-leadership-training.

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6 weeks, , ½ credit
Jun 12 - Jul 20 – 8:00 AM -10:00 AM

This laboratory course will expose students to the spectrum of the human body systems and will make detailed explorations of human anatomy and human physiology, including pathology, the study of diseases. The relationship between each system and the body as a whole are investigated.

College 101 for Incoming 9th - 10th graders

3 weeks, no credit
July 2 - 20 – 8:00 - 9:45 AM

Create future college goals, and travel on a virtual college field trip. Learn how Khan Academy can help you prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT. Find “best fit” colleges using online college search tools, and research college admission criteria. Class requirement: Mac Laptop

College 101 for Incoming 11th - 12th graders

3 weeks, no credit
July 2-20 – 10:15 - 12:15 AM

Design a college action plan, explore how Khan Academy can help you prepare for the SAT, and learn about financial aid. Write your personal essay, and develop your extracurricular resume for college applications. Class requirement: Mac Laptop

Beginning Strings - Gr. 9-12

6 weeks, (Gr. 9-12 ONLY ½ credit)
Jun 12 - Jul 20 – 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

An introduction to playing violin, viola, cello or upright string bass. The main focus of the course is on instrument performance technique, note reading and fundamentals of music theory.

United States Government - Online - Gr. 11-12

6 weeks, ½ credit
Jun 12- Jul 20

This course examines the people, documents, institutions, and events that have shaped American government. Particular emphasis is placed on the history and structure of the U.S. Constitution. In addition, both civil and criminal law is reviewed. The goal is to create well-informed voting citizens with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities. United States Government will be offered online and cover the same topics through online discussions and modified assignments designed to fit the online learning curriculum. Designated an iPriory course, students will engage in a variety of online, face-to-face, and flexible meeting arrangements that suit the individual needs of each. While this is an online class the instructor will have set hours available to “chat” online through Canvas, daily, as well as in person, on set days, for students that might be struggling or simply need clarification. (Prerequisite: Department approval)

Hawaiian History - Gr. 10-12

6 weeks, ½ credit
Jun 12-Jul 20 – 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

This course studies the history of our state. It begins with the arrival of the first Polynesians to Hawai’i and traces its rich history through the monarchy, missionaries, overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, and statehood. It also focuses on Hawaiʻis government, economics, and social history. Weekly field trips to key sites in Hawaiian History will take place to bring Hawaiian History alive.

Research & Research Writing (Online) - Gr. 10-12

6 weeks, ½ credit
This course prepares students for college-level research and research writing. It compliments grade level English courses and develops technological as well as cognitive skills. Students will learn database management and Internet research skills. Creative Writing and Journalism

World Cultures & Religions- Gr 9-12

6 weeks, ½ credit
Jun 12 - Jul 20 – 8:00-10:00 AM (ONLINE OPTION AVAILABLE)

In this introductory survey of religious traditions, students explore, observe, and analyze across cultures and through time, the central human phenomenon of being religious.

Math Prep - Gr. 8-9

6 weeks, no credit
Jun 12-Jul 20 – 10:15 AM -12:15 PM

In this course, students will review the basic skills of Pre-Algebra to prepare for Algebra I. Topics include fractions, negative numbers, proportions, linear equations, inequalities, exponents, functions, and graphs. Application of algebra skills is emphasized.

Geometry - Gr. 10-12

6 weeks, 1 credit

Jun 12 - Jul 20 8:00 AM-12:15 PM

This 4-hour intensive course is an in-depth, formal study of the ideas of geometry. Topics include: inductive and deductive reasoning, tools of geometry, line & angle properties, triangle & polygon properties, circles, area, Pythagorean Theorem, volume and surface areas. Students will have the option of earning Honors Distinction by following a list of qualifications determined by the instructor and the subject’s department. Designated an iPriory course, students will engage in a variety of online, face-to-face, and flexible meeting arrangements that suit their individual needs. (Requirement Scientific Calculator such as TI-NSpire CX; Prerequisite: Algebra I AND department approval)

Independent Study - Technology Gr. 9-12

6 weeks, ½ credit
Jun 12 - Jul 20 Flexible

This course will expose students to computer hardware, operating systems, programming languages, graphic design, and networking. Students will re-assemble and disassemble a computer, design logos, and learn other basic computer fundamentals. This course has a flexible schedule with students required to complete a total of 60 hours on site.

Circuit Training, Aerobics & Hiking - Gr 10-12

6 weeks, ½ credit
Jun 12- Jul 20 – 10:15 AM-12:15 PM

This course offers three sports in one class. Circuit training is designed for beginners who want to tone their muscles and increase their cardiovascular systems, receiving proper instruction. Aerobics is designed for the beginner in mind. Students will learn different aerobic steps and skills that will allow them to complete different exercise videos and develop their own aerobic exercise routines. Hiking is structured to train students to hike various locations and different terrains. Students should be prepared to complete a hiking venture each week. (Students may not take this course and Fitness for Life.)

Fitness for Life- Gr. 9-12

6 weeks, ½ credit
Jun 12-Jul 20 – 8:00 - 10:00 AM

This course is designed to help students learn about the health-related physical fitness
components and benefits of healthy lifestyles, including regular physical activity and sound nutrition. This course will feature activities that can be used for a lifetime and help students find and plan activity programs appropriate to their individual needs. (Students may not take this course and Circuit Training, Aerobics & Hiking.)

Photography I - Gr. 9-12

6 weeks, ½ credit, Limit 10
Jun 12-Jul 20 – 10:15 AM -12:15 PM

This course is designed to expand students skills in producing both artistic and commercial photographs using digital DSLR cameras, film SLR cameras and equipment. Students will learn to take artistic photos following rules of composition, light, exposure, elements of art and principles of design which also enhances their ability to produce quality commercial work.

Visual Storytelling - Gr. 9-12

5 week, (Gr. 9-12 ONLY ½ credit), Limit 15
Jun 12 - Jul 13 – 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

An introduction into basic visual storytelling. The class covers the three stages of production, and how to plan and execute the communication of a message to target audiences. Participants use multiple types of production equipment, including HD camcorders, microphones, lighting instruments, and editing software. Distribution and promotion of completed works beyond airing on ‘Ōlelo channels is also emphasized. Participants who complete the course become certified through ‘Ōlelo, granting them access to the production facilities, resources, and equipment they are trained to use. You will develop, film and edit a 30 second PSA or mini documentary. This class will be in partnership with ‘Olelo.

Conversational Beginning Korean - Gr. 9-12

5 weeks
Jun 12 - Jul 13 – 8:00 - 9:45 AM

Annyeonghaseyo! Explore the language and culture of Korea in learning basic Korean for everyday uses (e.g. greeting, self-introduction, shopping, eating out), understanding the lyrics to your favorite K-Pop stars, and being able to understand your favorite Korean drama without subtitles.