On January 17th we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Observed on the third Monday in January each year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only national… Read more
September 2018 Newsletter
Dear friends and supporters, This is a time of many firsts for Alaka‘i O Kaua‘i. The first day of school for students has been the big one so many have… Read more
August 2018 Newsletter
Mission: Possible! August 2018 UPDATE Dear friends and supporters of Alaka`i, Our mission to open a tuition-free project-based school is nearly accomplished!! In just a couple of weeks our classrooms… Read more
Frequently Asked Questions
A lot of great things are happening to get our school ready to open!! Last week our container of school furniture arrived and was unloaded thanks to the many parent… Read more
School-in-a-box Unloading Day!
Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i Founding Families! What a great few days we’ve had! We received our first allocation of funding from the state on Friday! Our shipping container… Read more
Final Approval to Open!
Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i Families, We are so happy and proud to inform you that on Thursday, June 28th, our school officially completed all of our pre-opening assurances and was given… Read more
Letter from the Director
Aloha Families and Friends of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School! So much is happening quickly now that we are only 3 months from opening! But in just 6 short weeks,… Read more
May 2018 Newsletter
April Showers…? To everyone that was affected by the devastating rains in April, we send our heartfelt wishes for the strength, determination and unification necessary for responding in times of… Read more
April 2018 Newsletter
First Meet and Greet A Great Success!!! Thank you ALL for attending our first Meet & Greet last weekend! We were thrilled to have such a great turn-out. The Poipu… Read more
March 2018 Newsletter
Alaka’i O Kaua’i NEWSLETTER March 2018 Congratulations, Applicants! Congratulations to our early applicants who have officially enrolled as our founding students this August!! We did not have a need for… Read more
December 2017 Newsletter
Patience is a Virtue You have not heard from us in a while because sometimes big steps take more time to accomplish. The past couple of months have been a… Read more
August 2017 Newsletter
Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School Newsletter August 31, 2017 Facility Update Big strides are happening in relation to our future home! We are currently in the midst of lease negotiations… Read more
July 2017 Newsletter
Aloha Friends of Alaka’i O Kaua’i, Facility Update Our governing board has been very busy creating proposals for and having meetings with both county and state leaders. We are asking… Read more
May 2017 Newsletter
Aloha, Friends of Alaka’i O Kaua’i, Thank you to those who attended our Town Hall meeting last Monday, May 8, 2017. We presented an informative summary of our last year… Read more
How Do You Create Higher Performing, Happier Classrooms?
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Holiday Dinner and Dance Party at Trees Lounge – Sunday. December 11th
Join us for a Holiday Dinner and Dance Party to raise funds for Alaka’i O Kaua’i Public Charter school. Our school needs to raise a minimum of $200,000 to get… Read more
Let’s find a home for Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School
Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School needs a home. Let’s help find it.
“Charter school still seeking land” – thegardenisland.com
Kani “DrB” Blackwell, acting chair, is considering all options, including yurts and portables, instead of the usual brick and mortar school buildings, Blackwell said.
“‘Exciting’ new model for education” – thegardenisland.com
About 100 attend celebration of Alakai O Kauai Charter School approval
“Alakai celebrates” – thegardenisland.com
LIHUE — Kani “Dr.B” Blackwell said the approval of Alakai O Kauai Charter School hasn’t sunk in.
“Lessons learned” – thegardenisland.com
The third time was the charm for Alakai O Kauai Charter School.