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Credit courses are offered at an accelerated pace, with each day being the equivalent of approximately a week of class during the regular school year.

Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

For Afternoon Program: June 12 – July 13, 2018.  Classes are from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Box lunches will be provided for grades 1–12 students enrolled in the full afternoon session. Students are expected to attend until 4:00 p.m. daily. Afternoon class tuition will be included in the Financial Aid award for students who qualify for Financial Aid. KS reserves the right to cancel any class if the enrollment falls below 15 students.
SOCIAL STUDIES Important Note: Students are limited to earning no more than 2 social studies graduation requirement credits during the summer. For example, a student may take Hawaiian History (0.5 credit) one summer and Economics (0.5 credit)in one summer and US History (1 credit) another summer. A student may not take World History (1 credit) one summer and U.S. History (1 credit) another summer. The administration may approve exceptions to this policy for boarding students and for students who need to make up social studies credits during the summer. However, administrative approval must be received prior to taking credits beyond the 2 credit limit. If a student exceeds the 2 credit limit without approval he/she will be required to repeat the course during the regular school year.
Morning Program

#9681 Core Algebra I

Tuition: $175
7:35–9:30 a.m. or 9:50-11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: For current Kamehameha students who completed Math 8 or KS teacher recommendation.

Note: For KS students, this course satisfies KS graduation credit and  fulfills the prerequisite for entry to Algebra 1A.

This course is the first of the three-course sequence in Algebra in the KS HS math program and is designed for students who have completed either Pre-Algebra, grade 8 or KMS Math 8 coursework. Course topics include a review of real numbers and operations, properties of real numbers, absolute value and symbols. Other topics include the functional connectives “or” and “and”, estimation techniques, probability and odds, solving single variable linear equations and inequalities.

#992 Algebra 1B

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: For current Kamehameha students who have completed Algebra 1A or KS teacher recommendation.

Note: For KS students, this course satisfies KS graduation credit and  fulfills the prerequisite for entry to Geometry A.

This course develops student understanding of nonlinear relationships and is the final course in the Algebra 1 sequence. Topics include exponents and exponential functions, quadratic equations and functions, polynomials and factoring, and rational equations and functions.

#906 Geometry A/B

Tuition: $350
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: For current students (sophomore standing or higher), who have completed Algebra 1B and current math teacher recommendation.  KS grade 9 students may NOT enroll in course for graduation credit.  Due to the rapid pace of the course, only students with a strong desire and commitment should enroll.

Note:  For KS students, this course satisfies KS graduation credit and fulfills the prerequisite for entry to Algebra 2A.  Every student registering for Algebra 2A will be required to complete a set of review problems covering Algebra 1 topics prior to entering the course.  The review packet is distributed through the math department and will provide students a chance to recall and practice solving problems covered in Algebra 1.  Completion of the review also helps the student build an awareness of and sense of confidence for starting Algebra 2A.

This course covers both semester of Geometry. For Geometry A, students will learn the building blocks of Geometry, practice reasoning and using tools of Geometry, discover and prove properties of triangles and polygons, and practice applications of transformations.  For Geometry B, students will learn about similar polygons, explore area and volume of solid figures, discover and prove properties of circles, solve problems with right triangles using the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometry, and connect everything together to see Geometry as a Mathematical System.

#9861 Geometry B

Tuition: $175
9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: For current Kamehameha students ONLY (sophomore standing or higher), who have completed Geometry A and with a KS teacher recommendation.  KS grade 9 students may NOT enroll in course for graduation credit.  Due to the rapid pace of the course, only students with a strong desire and commitment should enroll.  

Note: For KS students, this course satisfies KS graduation credit and fulfills the prerequisite for entry to Algebra 2A.  Every student registering for Algebra 2A will be required to complete a set of review problems covering Algebra 1 topics prior to entering the course.  The review packet is distributed through the math department and will provide students a chance to recall and practice solving problems covered in Algebra 1.  Completion of the review also helps the student build an awareness of and sense of confidence for starting Algebra 2A.

This course covers ONLY the second semester of Geometry.  For Geometry B, students will learn about similar polygons, explore area and volume of solid figures, discover and prove properties of circles, solve problems with right triangles using the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometry, and connect everything together to see Geometry as a Mathematical System.

#9907 Algebra 2B

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m.

PrerequisiteFor current Kamehameha students who have completed Algebra 2A and a KS teacher recommendation.  Due to the rapid pace of the course, only students with a strong desire and commitment should enroll.

Note: For KS students, this course satisfies KS graduation credit and  fulfills the prerequisite for entry to College Algebra/Trigonometry or Pre -Calculus.

This course covers the second semester of Algebra 2. This course – which colleges require of students who expect to enroll in physical or social sciences, engineering, or mathematics – begins with a brief review of Algebra 1.  Topics covered are quadratics, other polynomial functions, complex numbers, rational functions, exponential functions, and an intro into logarithms.

#1161 Biology

Tuition: $400
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite:  For current grades 9-12 Kamehameha students.  Concurrent enrollment in Core Algebra, Algebra 1A, or Algebra 1B.  Open to grades 9-12.

There is a 2-hour lab period on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

No lunch provided.

This college level preparatory course is for students who desire a general knowledge of biology and the Natural World.  The course covers the following major themes: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, biodiversity, ecology, sustainability and conservation, and is designed to integrate local and global issues in the biological sciences.  Students are given opportunities to perform laboratory exercises that demonstrate properties of biological systems and to explore biological concepts.  They will design experiments, analyze their data, and communicate their findings.  Additionally, students will be involved in research and stewardship activities to help them recognize their connections and responsibilities to the natural resources that sustain them.  Finally, students will be involved in activities to help them recognize their inner sense of kuleana and their connection to a sense of place that will enable them to become stewards of their ‘āina.

#9910 Concepts in Chemistry

Tuition: $400
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: For current Kamehameha students entering grades 10–12. C grade or better in Algebra 1.

There is a 2-hour lab period on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

No lunch provided.

This is a laboratory course designed for those students who do not intend to major in science or a science-related field. The course covers the fundamental concepts of chemistry and how they relate to our daily environment. Emphasis is placed on “hands on” activities, which demonstrate the impact of chemistry on society.

#9911 Chemistry (Grade 10)

Tuition: $400
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: Grades 10–12. C grade or better in Algebra 1B.

There is a 2-hour lab period on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

No lunch provided.

This laboratory science is strongly recommended for students who are interested in becoming medical doctors, nurses, engineers or any other type of professional scientists. The course shows how one observes, classifies, and explains matter and the reactions matter undergoes. The atomic model is explained and developed throughout the course with emphasis on student experiences in the laboratory. Notebook and scientific calculator required.

#916 Conceptual Physics

Tuition: $400
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite:  For current Kamehameha students entering grades 10-12.  C grade or better in Algebra 1B.

There is a 2-hour lab period on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

No lunch provided.

This course is designed to strengthen scientific literacy and provide a broad overview of physics and its applications in daily life.  This is a laboratory course with a wide variety of “hands on” activities.  Students will dispel misconceptions and learn physics concepts such as the scientific method, motion, forces, energy, momentum, electricity, and waves, in addition to applying Algebra to the physics concepts.  Notebook and scientific calculator required.

#9683 Medical Problem Solving

Tuition: $400
Dates: TBA
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: For current Kamehameha students entering grades 11–12.

The JABSOM Medical Problem Solving program is an intense three-week program offered at John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) for Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Campus seniors interested in healthcare. Students participate in the activities and assignments required of first year medical students. Additionally, students are exposed to the perspectives of current medical students and practicing physicians relative to career choices in the various health fields. Half an elective science credit awarded. Students selected by KS Science Dept. Chair and faculty.

For more information please contact Mrs. Nicole Akana at 842-8571.

#9678 Molecular and Cell Biology: Recombinant DNA and Cell Culture Technology

Dates: TBA

Prerequisite:  For current KS Kapalama students entering grades 10-12.  Completion of application, essay, teacher recommendation, and transcripts.

Selected students will earn one Honor Science Research credit as they explore the frontiers of biological, biomedical, and biotechnical science.  Students will isolate and anaylze DNA from bacteria, plants, and mammalian cells and they will create, clone and characterize recombinant DNA molecules.  Students will interpret DNA fingerprints commonly used in forensics, analyze complex mixtures of protiens by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and chroatography, and detct and evaluate the activity of enzymes and other inportant biomolecules by spectrometry and immunoassays.  Mammalian cell cultures (normal and cancer cell lines) will be studied and applied to the evaluation of cell growth and morphology to determine the cytotoxicity of common and exotic natural chemicals.  These basic techniques will then be applied to more advanced topics in biotechnology such as the use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect specific genes involved in human diseases, sequencing genes, and gene expression and regulation.  Students will sequence part ot their DNA and explore the genomes of plants, marine organisms, and humans using bioinformatics tools.  Field trips will include tours of basic, applied and clinical research laboratories at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Research Center, Center for Microbial Oceanography, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology and private laboratories,  Students will apply the skills learned in this course to design and conduct their own original research projects in any field of biology, such as medicine, forensics, agriculture, wild life conservation and marine biology.

#930 Speech Communication

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of KS Speech 8 or teacher recommendation.

This course is designed to develop basic communication skills including the ability to think critically, research for speech information, organize material appropriately for oral presentation, communicate with clarity and confidence, and politely listen for understanding.  Students will also gain an understanding of the communication process with an emphasis on the mutual responsibility of the speaker and the listener.  Speaking experiences include informal activities and informative speeches.

#932 Advanced Speech Communication

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisite: Speech Communication. Open to Kamehameha students entering grades 11 and 12.

This course is designed to expand student skills in critical thinking and listening, research and organization, and speaking. While this course emphasizes persuasive speaking and research, other experiences may include informative, small group discussion, job and personal interviewing, interpretation of literature and debate.

#928 English 9 – Reading/Writing

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Note: This credit course is designed to supplement the regular English Program and may not be used to fulfill a required English course at any grade level.

Students will learn a variety of techniques that reinforce basic reading and writing skills needed for English 9 and beyond. Emphasis will also be placed on reinforcing good study habits. Curriculum includes studying basic literary genre such as: short story, poetry, drama, and the novel, as well as learning special strategies and approaches to literature. Enrichment activities include individual/ group projects and games that encourage cooperative as well as collaborative learning.

#9997 Reading And Writing For Millennials

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to students entering grades 10 – 12

Millennial are a unique generation with their own skill set and abilities.  This course will combine those skills and practical application ELA classrooms from high school through college and beyond.  Over the length of this summer course students will develop and heighten their skills of analysis in both reading and writing.  They will also learn the writing process, which involves analyzing, revising and editing their written work.  This course will focus on MLA writing techniques and the 5R’s for engaging Millennial students.

#9996 Introduction To Coding and APP Development

Tuition: $200
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to students entering grades 9 – 12

This class introduces the foundational concepts of computer programming, which unlocks the ability to make rich, interactive web apps.  The course uses JavaScript as the programming language, and the App Lab as the programming environment to build apps, but the concepts learned in these lessons span all programming languages and tools.

#958 Personal Health

Tuition: $200
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Personal Health is a dynamic course designed to meet various needs of teenagers. Units of study include personal relationships, values, sexuality, nutrition, diabetes and substance abuse as they relate to today’s teens. Information is taught to students in a variety of ways. Students are viewed as active learners with a wealth of thoughts, opinions and questions waiting to be unleashed via an active approach. Much of the learning occurs within the context of cooperative groups. Students assume a major responsibility for their own learning. Students are assessed on their ability to apply the information and skill they have learned to integrated projects. Career possibilities include public health work, counselor, social work, Peace Corps, nonprofit health organizations, military, nutritionist and food related occupations.

#1010 High School Fitness (Grades 9-12)

Tuition: $200
9:50 – 11:45 a.m. or 12:25 – 2:25 p.m. Meets June 13 – July 21

No lunch included.

Open to Kamehameha students entering grades 9-12, who did not complete P.E. 1, 2, 3 or 4 for credit.

This Freshman Physical Education course is a graduation requirement designed to lay the foundation in understanding the importance of physical fitness and cardiovascular exercise.  The curriculum focuses on the physiological study of the human body during exercise, specifically the cardiovascular system and the benefits of an aerobic training program.  An emphasis is made on how an active lifestyle can help the body and mind achieve an optimal level of “wellness.”  An aerobic training program is also integrated into the classroom sessions, utilizing the Principles of Training and the FITT Principle as the foundation for training.  A required 10k run is done at the end of the 6-week session that brings together the goals of the program.

#9905 Multimedia Mix

Tuition: $175

7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Thanks to sites like Facebook and Instagram, students have become budding experts in multimedia. This course furthers their skill set and takes what they already do for fun into the classroom. They gain hands-on experience working with cross-platform multimedia, integrating digital photos, video, audio and web (at a beginner’s level). Students also learn how to properly operate digital cameras and high-definition video cameras. Through a possible photo field trip and series of projects, students become proficient with equipment and programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. In addition to learning how much multimedia plays an integral role in society, the course shows students how they may implement multimedia into their daily lives, particularly in school. Multimedia can be used as a way to further enhance projects and to inspire creativity in students.  Students successfully completing the class earn half an elective credit.

#944 Hawaiian 1

Tuition: $350
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to students entering grades 9–12.

Elementary Hawaiian 1 emphasizes skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing so that students can communicate effectively in various situations which range from exchanging greetings to providing information about family, friends, school, etc.  Students intending to continue to the next level should do so in the next school year to fulfill the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School language graduation requirement.

#946 Hawaiian 2

Tuition: $350
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisites: Elementary Hawaiian 1 with a C- grade or better and with teacher recommendation.

Hawaiian 2 continues to emphasize the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Greater emphasis is placed on accuracy of pronunciation, expanding vocabulary and learning more complex grammatical structures in new situations that may be culturally relevant. Is it recommended that students allow time each day after class for homework and conversational practice.

#948 Hawaiian 3

Tuition: $350
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Prerequisites: Hawaiian 2 with a B– grade or better and with teacher recommendation.

Using the strong foundation of their first two years of study, Intermediate Hawaiian 3 students will focus on the development of strong oral skills. Most of the class work is conducted in Hawaiian. Daily oral requirements are expected of each student, mostly in the form of spoken presentations in front of the class or individually with the teacher. Additionally, students may request to be placed into a Papa Liuliu (Hawaiian language homeroom). Please have your child see his/her counselor to discuss this and make any needed changes to his/her class schedule for next year. It is recommended that students allow time each day after class for homework and conversational practice.

#2201 French 1

Tuition: $350
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to students entering grades 9–12.

Elementary French 1 is an introduction to French language and culture. The fundamentals of French pronunciation, grammar, and culture are presented through a balanced development of all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The importance of communication and cultural awareness is stressed through a variety of activities (group/pair work, video, audio recordings, computer assignments, etc.). This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of French language or culture.

#940 Japanese 1

Tuition: $350
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Elementary Japanese 1 was designed for those who have little or no knowledge of the Japanese language.  The content revolves around the student’s school and family life:  talking about such things as life, likes and dislikes, hobbies, family, daily routines, leisure activities, school life, and health.  Japanese proficiency is developed through carefully designed information-sharing activities.  All four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are simultaneously developed.  The complete hiragana and katakana syllabaries are taught for mastery and, in addition, some elementary kanji are introduced.  Culture is introduced as “fun facts”  within the framework of the chapter, and  broader cultural experiences are offered through special events such as culture day.  It is recommended that students allow time each day after class for homework and conversational practice and keep all materials for reference.    Students intending to continue to Elementary Japanese 2 should do so in the immediate next school year.

#972 Hawaiian Culture

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

He Meheuheu Mai Nā Kūpuna (Habits Acquired from Ancestors) Hawaiian Culture is a course designed to teach students about the traditional culture and homeland of the Hawaiian people. Areas of study include the physical environment, communications, origins, religion, society/government, and economics of the native Hawaiian people. Classroom activities help to develop the communication skills of writing, researching, speaking as well as critical thinking skills. Students will gain an increased awareness of Hawaiian cultural values and will more clearly understand what it means to be Hawaiian in a modern world.

#978 World History

Tuition: $350
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to Kamehameha students entering grades 10–12.

World History is a record of the adventures of humankind, both the famous and the ordinary, throughout thousands of years. Emphasis is placed on major themes: political change and economic development, the influence of geography on cultures, the growth of science and technology, the effect of contact between people of various countries, and creativity in the arts. Students will examine these themes through reading, writing and hands-on activities.

#976 United States History

Tuition: $350
7:35 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to Kamehameha students entering grades 11–12.

This course emphasizes U.S. History in the 20th century. It combines a traditional approach of cause and effect relationships
presented in chronological order with an interactive program of skill-oriented tasks. Students will increase skills in writing, reading, listening, and speaking as they learn about the origins and development of America’s government, economy, society, and culture. To complement the text, students will be engaged in problem-solving activities in groups, and other skill-oriented tasks, that encourage use of multiple intelligences to view, touch, interpret, and act out historical events. To ensure that students become future participants in the American political process, emphasis will be placed on understanding important features of the structure and function of government, and awareness of current issues. A standard research term
paper/project, with works cited, will enhance student’s critical thinking and writing skills.

#974 Hawaiian History

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to Kamehameha students entering grades 11–12.

A primary goal of the Hawaiian History course is to have students understand how numerous historical circumstances people and events affected previous generations of Hawaiians and how these circumstances, people and events continue to influence their generation. The main focus of this course begins with the rise of the Kamehameha Pai‘ea and continues through to our contemporary setting. Stressed throughout the course are efforts of numerous Hawaiian leaders to improve the standing of the Hawaiian nation for the Hawaiian people. Two related goals of the course are to encourage students to become involved in
current issues and to be able to look at the world from both western and Hawaiian perspectives. This will enable students
to seek opportunities for developing a better future for Hawai‘i and Hawaiians.

#970 Economics

Tuition: $175
7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to Kamehameha students entering grades 11–12.

Economics is a one-semester survey course that introduces students to the basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts they will encounter in introductory college economics courses and throughout life. Economics is the study of choice. This course will assist the student in critically analyzing his or her own choices, the choices of consumers, the choices of producers, and the choices of societies and governments at local, national and international levels. Each student should achieve a level of economic literacy sufficient to evaluate both current events and historical events in economic terms. Students will demonstrate and apply their understanding of economics by writing analysis papers and/or delivering oral presentations. Each analysis will be an application of economic principles and should demonstrate a comprehensive approach to economic problem solving by including graphical analysis as well as intuitive verbal explanations. Some basic mathematical skills will be necessary.

#8407 Internship Program

Tuition: $350

Open to Kamehameha students entering grade 12.

Times vary by site.  This is a 5 week program.

Prerequisites:  Completion of Naviance Resume

The Internship Program is designed to pair students’ academic and career development with work-based learning experiences.  The first week of the program will consist of classroom instruction (in class or online), encompassing leadership development, work place etiquette, and essential job skills training workshops.  The next four weeks will be 110-120 hours (30-40 hours/week – dependent on student/host site schedule) of on-site work based experiential learning at various internship sites statewide.  Through this program, students will connect with our KS community partners, alumni and parent networks who will be the internship resources, teachers, and mentors for this program.  Students must be able to provide their own transportation to and from work sites.

#8410 Job Shadowing Program

Tuition:  $450.00

  0.5 credit

July 12 – July 13

12:30 – 4:00 pm

The Job Shadowing Program is an opportunity to enhance student understanding of the “day in the life” of someone in a professional setting.  This program has an emphasis in career cluster/pathway exploration with speaker presentations and huaka`i to different sites and companies on island.  Through this program, students will connect with our KS community partners, alumni & parent networks who will also serve as our resources for speakers and site hosts.  This is a 5 week program – Weeks 1-4 will provide an intensive study into a career cluster with examples of different pathways in that career.  The last week will be dedicated to working on a culminated project based on student’s reflections, findings and takeaways from weeks 1-4.  The 5 Career Clusters that we will focus on are 1) Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications, 2) STEM, 3) Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, 4)Hospitality and Tourism and 5) Human Services.

#9993 P/SAT English Section Preparation

Tuition:  $200

7:35 – 9:30 a.m. or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to students entering grades 10-12.

Students will receive instruction specifically designed to better prepare them for the critical reading and writing sections of the test. Special features of the course also include test-taking tips and writing a timed essay. The use of College Board material will provide students with daily practice. A pre-selected class novel will also be integrated into instruction to build critical thinking and vocabulary skills.

#9994 P/SAT Math Section Preparation

Tuition:  $200

7:35 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  or 9:50 – 11:45 a.m.

Open to students entering grades 10-12.

This course is open to all high school students. Completion of algebra and geometry is preferred prior to enrollment, but not required. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the P/SAT test format and prepare them to perform their best on this high stakes exam. The math concepts covered on the SAT are; number and operations, algebra and functions, geometry and measurement, data analysis, statistics and probability. Although these various math concepts will be reviewed during the day-to-day lessons, this course is not a remedial math course. This course is designed to teach students how to maximize their test score with the math they already know. This is done by learning how and why multiple choice questions are designed, learning the common mistakes made on each type of question, identifying patterns, learning different approaches to use with various types of questions. Students will practice, review and/or analyze real SAT questions on a daily basis as well as take three full length exams during the course to assess their progress. The cost of materials is included in the tuition.

Afternoon Program

#1010 High School Fitness (Grades 9-12)

Tuition: $200
9:50 – 11:45 a.m. or 12:25 – 2:25 p.m. Meets June 12 – July 20

No lunch included.

High School Fitness is a 2-hour course for those high school students who did not complete P.E. 1, 2, 3 or 4 for credit. Emphasis is directed to aerobic fitness activities — primarily running and beach swimming. Daily participation, a swimsuit, multipurpose athletic shoes and comfortable clothing are required for this class. Completion of the course is accomplished by completing a 10K (6 mile) run at the end of the 6-week session.  No lunch included.

#9001 Performing Arts Academy: Band (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

June 12 – July 13

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

No Experience Necessary

Students in Band will focus their studies on one woodwind (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone) or brass (horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone) instrument. They will learn proper instrument care/maintenance, posture/carriage, and fundamentals of playing technique. In addition, students will learn basic music history and theory. Students who have previous experience in Band will continue the development of musical knowledge and skills. All students enrolled in Band will be assessed by the directors during the 1st week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level. Instruments are provided by KS.

#9003 Performing Arts Academy: Choir (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

June 12 – July 13

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

Students will learn vocal technique, stage presence, pitch recognition, and singing in parts. They will also be introduced to basic music theory.

#9004 Performing Arts Academy: Hip Hop & Contemporary Dance (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

June 12 – July 13

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

No Experience Necessary

Students will be introduced to the elements of dance technique, terminology, movement vocabulary, musicality, skeletal alignment, strength conditioning, stretching, class structure, and dance class etiquette. Students will be taken through the process of learning choreography, rehearsing, preparing for performance, and actually performing. They will explore multiple styles of music and dance, sampling from artists and cultures across the nation and around the globe. They will also be introduced to creative movement, improvisation, and be challenged to create their own choreography.  All students enrolled in Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance will be assessed by the directors during the 1st week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level.

Required Materials: Sneakers or athletic shoes; socks

#9006 Performing Arts Academy: Hawaiian Ensemble (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

June 12 – July 13

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

No Experience Necessary

Students will learn basic Hawaiian music chord progressions and strumming techniques on the guitar, bass, and ‘ukulele. All students will sing and accompany themselves on at least 3 traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs in front of an audience. All students enrolled in Hawaiian Ensemble will be assessed by the directors during the 1st week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level. Instruments are provided by KS.

#9008 Performing Arts Academy: Orchestra (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

June 12 – July 13

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

No Experience Necessary

Students will focus their studies on one of the string orchestra instruments: violin, viola, cello and string bass. The focus of teaching is on the basics of string playing: posture and hand/arm position, bow control, tone production, and proper placement of the left-hand fingers. Students also receive exposure to music theory, history and appreciation. Repertoire is chosen from a variety of styles, classical to popular, to match the students’ background, and technical abilities.

All students enrolled in Orchestra will be assessed by the directors during the first week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level. Instruments are provided by KS.

#9010 Performing Arts Academy: Papa Hula (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

June 12 – July 13

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

No Experience Necessary

Students will gain an appreciation for the hula as they learn basic footwork and hand motions to be incorporated in traditional hula.  Students will learn oli and mele which will be presented on Hōiʻke night, and will have opportunities to engage in Hawaiian cultural activities as they relate to learning the hula.  Papa hula is open to both girls and boys.

#9011 Performing Arts Academy: Percussion (Grades 6-12)

Tuition: $460
For students entering grades 6–12.

June 12 – July 13

KSKSS Performing Arts Academy is an accelerated performing arts program in which students of all levels develop skills, gain experience, and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.  Students are mentored by professional and accomplished artists who share a passion for teaching and performing, while simultaneously fostering a global arts awareness rooted in Hawaiian values.  New this summer, PAA fulfills the Performing Arts graduation credit, high school students will receive 0.5 Performing Arts credit, and will be  graded on an A – F scale.  Students who are absent more than three days will not receive credit for the course.

No Experience Necessary

Students will learn and refine techniques in rudimental snare drumming, drum set, and keyboard percussion. Time will be spent exploring Latin rhythms, hand percussion, and other world percussion. Students also receive exposure to music theory and learn how to read notes and rhythms.

All students enrolled in Percussion will be assessed by the directors during the first week of instruction and may be sectioned by ability level. Instruments are provided by KS.