Goal # 1 Utilize data to inform instruction and continuous improvement. 

Rationale:  In order to utilize data to inform instruction, Ka ʻUmeke needs assessments that measure student learner expectations for the individual student, a class, grade level groups and school-wide.

Impact:  Collect accurate and consistent data.  Task:  Development of a Student Learning Assessment System.

Goal # 2  Strengthen Ka ʻUmeke’s Instructional Program focusing on ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, English Language Arts, Math and Papakū Makawalu.

Rationale:  Inconsistency of curriculum, instruction and assessments will be addressed by school-wide alignment, articulation, appropriate professional development training in the areas of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, English Language Arts, Math and Papakū Makawalu to ensure that students are acquiring the skills necessary for successful post-secondary education.

Impact:  Ka ʻUmeke’s instructional program will be based on student needs and ensure that it is research-based, rigorous and aligned with Common Core standards.


  1. Align, articulate and communicate grade level learner expectation to school wide expectations in the areas of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, English Language Arts, Papakū Makawalu and Math.
  2. Provide necessary supports for haumāna by piloting and then expanding an RtI (Response To Intervention) system.
  3. Provide relevant professional development training to kumu and educational assistants in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, English Language Arts, Papakū Makawalu, Math and RtI.

Goal # 3  Ke lū la i nā pua lehua: To build a structure of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi for the purpose of generational vitality.

Rationale: Currently ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi is used at varying levels within the classroom, on the playground and in passing.   The intent is to encourage a high degree of use, fluency and speech forms in order for the language to be fully actualized and alive on campus, in our homes and community.

Impact: Creation of a system that will solidify the vitality of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi for future generations.

Task: Establish Hāʻena: A student group created for the purpose of language vitality throughout the student body.  Hāʻena will also include a research and development team that will conduct language research and develop educational materials and learning opportunities.

Goal #4  Design, construct and maintain permanent facilities for 350 – 400 students in grades K-12 that enhance Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeoʻs Papakū Makawalu Native Hawaiian Science, technology, engineering, arts and math educational program.

Rationale: Permanent facilities that are designed with our educational program and student needs in mind will enhance learning and increase programmatic and operations efficiency.

Impact:  These facilities will provide an appropriate learning environment for the implementation of Papakū Makawalu Science. Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

Task:  Design, construct and maintain phase one of permanent facility.


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