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New Learning Programs!

Per our new School Reopening Plan, we will be offering two new programs to our Kona Pacific families to ensure the continuity of learning of all our students during this time of challenge. The first program, our ʻIke Kumu (fundamental … Continue reading

School Reopening News!

Aloha Parents, Guardians, and Community Members! Our summer break is winding down, and we have been working diligently to prepare for our school reopening after the nine weeks of school closure the last quarter of last year. Our new School … Continue reading

Makahiki Ko Kanaueue 2019

Kona Pacific observed the beginning of Makahiki with a reverent ceremony on the morning of Wednesday, November 27, directly following our morning protocol.  The Makahiki opening ceremony was officiated by Kumu Keala Ching and included a presentation about the history … Continue reading

A Greeting From Our New Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that Phil Centers has joined our Kona Pacific ‘ohana as the school’s new executive director. Along with our pedagogical director Greg Learned, Mr. Centers will provide daily leadership of Kona Pacific operations and academic programs. … Continue reading

For Young Children, Nature is the Best Classroom!

Kona Pacific Public Charter School’s Forest Kindergarten is the first of its kind in Hawai‘i Every day, rain or shine, the children in the Forest Kindergarten at Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua make their way up the hill … Continue reading

Announcing our New Pedagogical Director for SY 2019–20!

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Notice of Prospect of Revocation

At its general meeting on March 14, the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission voted to issue a “Notice of Prospect of Revocation” of the charter contract with Kona Pacific Public Charter School. On March 18, a letter was mailed … Continue reading

Cultivating A Future

From West Hawaii Today: article by Cameron Miculka, photo by Laura Ruminski. KEALAKEKUA — Standing behind a low heap of earth near the boundary of North and South Kona, Michael Kramer, Usha Kilpatrick Kotner and Gretchen Ana Currie Ramirez each … Continue reading

Why Routines Matter

Nov 5 2018 Children who have nourishing routines at home show better executive function than those with an unpredictable home life. Routines require impulse control and focus, so the very practice of executing routines strengthens our capacity for learning. While predictable structure … Continue reading

After-School Nature Enrichment Program

The Nature Enrichment Program (which was formerly called the After Care Program) is our signature, nature-based, after-school program at Kona Pacific. The program is focused on connecting children to nature through the use of ancient techniques, such as Coyote Mentoring, the … Continue reading