Ka ʻOhā Program Overviews
Ka ʻOhā is the blended and online division of Kanu o Ka `Āina that has various ohana groups throughout the state. Ka ʻOhā serves students in grades K-12 statewide.
All Ka ʻOhā programs share the same vision, mission and guiding principles created by Kanu o Ka `Āina. However, these statements and students are not bound physically to Waimea. Ka ʻOhā allows for Kanu o Ka `Āina to stretch beyond physical boundaries to increase the reach of our educational philosophy.
Kanu o Ka `Āina Purpose, Mission and Vision
To provide students of Hawaiian ancestry, and all who honor the ways of our Hawaiian kūpuna, residing in North Hawai‘i area of Hawai‘i Island, with an equal opportunity to quality education that addresses their distinctive cultural learning styles.
As a community-based learning ‘ohana, Kanu o Ka `Āina is steadfast in cultivating compassionate, empowered, highly competent learners of all ages, grounded in Native Hawaiian culture and language.
Kanu o Ka `Āina’s mission is Kūlia i ka nu‘u, or strive for the highest. A philosophy of excellence guides Kanu o Ka `Āina as we collectively design, implement and continuously evaluate a quality, culturally-driven, intergenerational Hawaiian model of education with Aloha.