Kamehameha Schools Kapālama KS Digital Courses

Policies and Procedures

Last updated 01/2023


What is required for me to be eligible to take a digital course?

KS Digital Online courses will be available to current rising grade 9-12 KSK students in good academic standing and who exhibit traits to be successful in an online learning environment. New invitees will not be eligible at this time.  Students must also:

  • Currently be in good conduct and academic standing, including a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (unweighted)
  • Be able to manage work and time independently
  • Have access to stable, high-speed internet connection
  • Have access to a microphone AND webcam
  • Be able to manage technology independently
  • Be able to engage in BOTH the synchronous AND asynchronous components of the course

What is an unweighted GPA?

Unweighted GPA is measured on a scale of 0 to 4.0. It doesn’t take the difficulty of a student’s coursework into account. An unweighted GPA represents an A as a 4.0 whether it was earned in an honors class, AP class, or lower-level class.

Where can I find my unweighted GPA?

A student’s unweighted GPA can usually be found on their transcript. Please see your counselor if you are unable to find your current unweighted GPA.

Are there any prerequisites for online courses?

Certain online courses may have a prerequisite or other enrollment requirements such as earning a C or higher to progress to the next course in the sequence. Please see the individual course descriptions in the KSK high school course catalog or our current course offerings page for more information.

How much do KS Digital courses cost?

Fees for online courses from external partners during the school year are covered within KS annual tuition. Please see the individual course descriptions in the KSK Summer School Course Catalog for tuition costs of online courses taken during the summer session.


How do I register for online courses?

The first step to registration is a course request via Infinite Campus. In order to add online courses in your schedule, you must select courses that noted as “ONLINE” with the specific online course number. Click here to view current course offerings and course numbers.

Am I guaranteed an online course if I request one?

Like any other course request, requesting an online course does not guarantee that you will get the course in your schedule. You must meet all course prerequisites, have all required recommendations (if applicable), as well as complete all additional paperwork or course eligibility requirements by the deadline set by the digital learning office. Please visit the student eligibility and readiness page to ensure you meet all requirements before requesting a course.

How do I know if I got the online course I requested?

Your schedule is confirmation of your course(s) and is typically available in late July. While the course may appear in your schedule, you will not be able to receive course credit until all registration requirements are completed and the course grade posts to your transcript.

How many online courses am I allowed to take?

Students may take one course (0.5 or 1.0 credit) per academic year (fall to spring) . Students may be allowed to take an additional course with administration approval. During the summer, students may take up to one online course (0.5 credit or 1.0 credit).

What additional documents will I need to submit to complete enrollment?

A KS Online Agreement form with student and parent/guardian signature will be required to complete enrollment for online courses. This form will need to be submitted prior to the start of the term. Communication on how to submit the form will be sent directly to students and parents/guardians via email and/or Infinite Campus and specific deadlines will also be posted on the registration instructions page. Even if a student is 18, we require a parent/guardian signature on the KS agreement form.

Each external partner may require an additional agreement form to be completed once enrolled in the online course and will be submitted directly to the course instructor during the first week of the course.

What happens if I miss the submission deadline?

Failure to adhere to deadlines may result in your removal from your scheduled course. Removal from an online course does not guarantee you a space in an in-person section of the course.


Can I leave campus if I have an online course?

Online courses are part of a student’s regular course load; therefore, students are expected to remain on campus and may use available quiet spaces on campus to complete their coursework during open periods in their schedules.

Do I need to follow the policies of the external partner?

Yes, students are required to follow ALL KSK and external partner (ASUPD, GOA, FlexPoint) policies.

Can I drop an online course?

Students enrolled in a course from an external partner must adhere to the external partner “add/drop” dates. Please see the respective term’s course offerings page for deadlines. Students enrolled in a KS Kumu-Led online course must adhere to the KS policy on schedule changes. Generally, schedule change requests must be processed before the end of the first week of each

Is there an attendance policy for online courses?

  • Online courses are asynchronous courses; however, you are expected to log into your course daily.
  • If you have scheduled a synchronous call with an instructor or learning support coach, you must log in at their scheduled time.
  • If an unexpected situation such as illness should arise, and a you are not able to complete your coursework, please contact the instructor and follow all procedures listed in their course syllabus. An absence does not relieve you from the responsibility of making up all work missed. It is your responsibility to obtain information concerning missed assignment deadlines and to see that they are completed and turned in. 

What are the KS student behavior expectations for online courses?

  • Students must comply with all guidelines outlined in the student handbook.
  • All KS Kapālama classroom rules and expectations apply to KS Digital courses.
  • All KS Digital students will be held to the KS Kapālama Technology Agreement.
  • Screen names must be a student’s first and last name. 
  • Students are expected to check their email daily.
  • Students are expected to log into their course daily.
  • Student profile pictures must be appropriate and contain a photograph of their face.
  • When students meet with an instructor or learning success coach, students must ensure that their face is visible and well lit.
  • Student backgrounds should be in good taste and attire must follow the KS dress code.
  • Students must have a fully charged electronic device with a functioning web camera and microphone, as well as earbuds or headphones with a microphone.
  • Students must have a reliable WIFI connection.
  • Student work must be their own. Please review the academic integrity and plagiarism guidelines in the student handbook.

What if I am concerned about my grades in the course?

If you have any concerns regarding grades, final exams, or missing assignments, please contact your course instructor.

What happens if I get on academic probation (AP) while enrolled in an online course?

KS students need to consistently strive to do their best academically. Should a student go on AP while enrolled in an online course, they may be prohibited from enrolling in additional online courses until they are off of academic probation.


What happens if I earn a grade of F in an online course?

Students should do their best to pass all courses. Failure in a course could result in the following consequences: an “F” on KSK high school transcript, impact to KSK graduation if failure is in a required course, ineligibility to retake the same course in an online setting, or impact of eligibility to enroll in future online courses.