Registration & Schedule

Visit the Hawai‘i Department of Education’s E-School course catalogue for course offerings. To register, all students must work through their school counselors or school site facilitators.

Fall Semester 2014

8/12-12/19 Modern Hawaiian History

Spring Semester 2015

1/21-6/3 Modern Hawaiian History


Courses are conducted online using a learning management system called Blackboard. Our Blackboard site is password protected and serves as our online classroom where all course content is posted and assignments collected.

  • Lessons are conducted asynchronously (not at a set time), allowing students to complete their assignments at their convenience, while still adhering to due dates for assignments.
  • Synchronous (at a set time) learning activities may be planned. However, accommodations are provided for students unable to participate during specified day and time.
  • E-mail is the main mode of communication between teachers, students, and parents. It is important that students log on to Blackboard and check their e-mail daily.

Course offerings vary per semester. Here is a list of our courses:

Modern Hawaiian History

0.5 semester Social Studies Credit

This course provides an overview of Hawaii’s past and present history. Students will explore the historic, geographic, socio-political, economic, and multicultural development of modern Hawai‘i as well as study the effects of change on the people of Hawai‘i. Course content begins with a look at pre-contact Hawaiian civilization, the campaign of Kamehameha, then outlines the change brought about by the first foreigners to the islands, continuing on through statehood, and into modern movements and issues.

This course was reviewed by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s E-School Program and is aligned to their Modern Hawaiian History course.

‘Ike Hawai‘i (For High School Students)

The award-winning ‘Ike Hawai‘i Distance Learning Program offers a unique online, educational experience for high school students. ‘Ike Hawai‘i connects students to Hawaiian history, culture, and literature, while building on their 21st century skills.

Everyone has different reasons for taking online courses. Here are a few that may appeal to you:

  • Personal enrichment
  • Moves you closer to graduation, faster
  • Credit recovery
  • Open time in your school day for other courses or activities.

Our classes are available for credit at schools that are a part of the Hawai‘i Virtual Learning Network (HLVN), or for personal enrichment by any DOE high school student. Schools with high native Hawaiian populations may contact us directly for access to quality, culture-based, online curriculum for integration into instruction.

These courses were developed by Kamehameha Schools Distance Learning, and are offered directly through HVLN and our collaborating schools. KSDL provides the online content and the content interface (Blackboard), and the classes are taught by DOE teachers.
To register, students must go through their high school counselor.

If you have questions, please contact us at or (808) 842-8877 for more information.

The 'Ike Hawai'i Distance Learning Program goals are to:

  • Provide culturally based curriculum and opportunities for Hawaiian learners to succeed in a distance learning environment.
  • Encourage learner self-discovery through Hawaiian cultural experiences to shape one's own life or world view.
  • Increase learner's technology skills.
  • Prepare learner's readiness (academic, emotional, social) for higher education.

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