Good News for HS Graduates

Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) high school graduates are better prepared for college and are enrolling at four-year campuses at higher rates than ever before.


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College Readiness Improves in Isles

“We’re continuing to see a positive trend in terms of the degree to which students from our public schools are prepared for college and careers,” said Stephen Schatz, executive director of Hawaii P-20. New data shows students are better prepared for the rigor of college coursework.

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It’s College Application Time!

During the past couple months, over 650 students from Farrington, Kealakehe, Leilehua, McKinley, Wai‘anae and Waipahu high schools have filled out an application with more events scheduled to occur at other schools in the coming months.

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5,500 New Student Pledges for College

The 2015-16 55 by ’25 grassroots campaign was an overwhelming success. Over 5,500 new pledges were generated by students in 14 elementary, middle and high schools statewide. Most importantly, each of these student-led efforts to get the word out about Hawaii’s education goal and to generate pledges helped to build a stronger college-going culture on campuses. Thank you to the many teachers, counselors and advisors that we worked with this year to make our campaign efforts a success, and to the students who pledged their commitment to helping Hawaii achieve it’s education goal of 55% of working age adults holding a 2- or 4-year college degree by 2025.

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More Students Earning College Credit in High School

Early College is an important way for students from across the state to get a head start by earning college credits for courses taken while still in high school. Increasing numbers of Hawaiʻi high school students are utilizing Early College and other dual-credit programs to get a head start on their higher education success.

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