Kualapu’u Public Charter School’s Success Story
Once-struggling campus makes educational U-turn
In an ongoing series on charter schools in the Star Advertiser, the following May 22, 2011 article on Kualapu’u School on Molokai was published. Kualapu’u is a Pre-K to 6th grade school that serves 89% Native Hawaiians and 79% free and reduced lunch students. Read Star Advertiser article
Opening Date: Friday, February 8, 2013
Closing Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Anticipated Teacher Vacancies for Kualapu’u School are:
Kualapu’u School is a public conversion charter school for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grades. Teachers must meet Hawaii Teachers Standards Board licensure and must be “highly qualified” under the federal No Child Left Behind requirements.
About the School
Principal: Lydia Trinidad
The School Leadership Team at Kualapu’u Elementary School is directed by their school principal, Lydia Trinidad, a certified Hawai’i State Department of Education (DOE) administrator with a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and over 11 years of experience, to implement the strategic plan, mission and vision of the school.
Kualapu’u Elementary School is a public school serving kindergarten through sixth grades. Kualapu’u converted to charter school status in June 2004 because of the flexibility, potential for increased community involvement and outreach, and the additional resources available through Ho`okāko`o. At this time, Kualapu’u School was also categorized as a “Planning for Restructuring” school. As stipulated in No Child Left Behind, a school in restructuring has the option of either having an external provider to support the school or to convert to charter status. Kualapu’u School chose conversion to charter status as its restructuring option. Now in the fourth year of conversion, Kualapu’u Elementary School is celebrating meeting the NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) proficiency goals for two consecutive years: 2006-2007 and for 2007-2008, removing them from Restructuring status and placing them into Good Standing, Unconditional Status!