Monday message 09.06.2021

Alakai Collage

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we turn the calendar over to the month of September. We now move to a new character trait in which the focus for the month will be RESPONSIBILITY.

Learners Outside

2020-2021 SBAC Results -Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School

Mahalo for all of your efforts in supporting our keiki in Grades Three to Grade Six who wrote the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) last April and May as part of the state of Hawai’i annual testing program.

We greatly appreciate the hard work of our teachers and staff members, the support of our PTN, and ohana who made sure there was plenty of sleep during assessment times.

Library

Achievement Growth

Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School is pleased to share that our school finished above state standards in six out of nine categories that were assessed.

There were simply some astounding outcomes including our classes finishing in some cases as much as 30% higher than state average. These outstanding results could not be possible without your efforts.

Our unique charter school will most likely be recognized as one of the fastest improving schools in the state when the school rankings are released.

We apologize for the link not functioning in Parent Square last week. However, we have included a summary of all of the results here.

Our entire community is celebrating the academic success of our learners and their collective growth.

2020-2021 SBAC Results -Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School

Grade School Complex State Differences

SBAC Results 2020-2021

*indicates above the Complex of Kaua’i and state of Hawai’i averages

The individual results for each keiki are being printed and will be sent home for your viewing in the coming days. Although we are thrilled to acknowledge these great results and success, we are also mindful that we still have growth and improvement needed in the area of Math in our school.

The steady guidance and positive leadership of Ms. Malissa as our Testing Coordinator in this SBAC success story also needs to be recognized. Ms. Malissa spent countless hours mentoring our staff, encouraging our keiki, and creating a culture that embraces assessment instead of fearing it. Mahalo for your work, Ms. Malissa, and for building another happy success story at our school.

We have set aside Friday, September 10th as SBAC Celebration Day and look forward to sharing an ice cream treat with each of our learners on that day to share joy in this amazing success.

Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school and malama pono.

DJ Adams
Director- Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School
Koloa, Hawai’i

“Ua ola no i ka pane a ke aloha.”
There is life in a kindly reply.

Upcoming Events

November 24th – Multicultural Day – CANCELLED
November 25th – Thanksgiving Day – School Holiday
November 26th – School Holiday
December 1st – No Hoa O’ Alaka’i, Friends of Alaka’i PTN Meeting 5:00 – 6:00 pm
December 3rd – Wala’au Meeting 10:00 am – 11:00 am
December 13th – Board Meeting at 5:00 pm

Alakai learners enroll

See what our families are saying about Alaka’i O Kaua’i!

Alakai O Kauai campus and learners

Shop Amazon for FREE Fund-raising for Alakaʻi O Kauaʻi!

Did you know you can help Alakaʻi O Kauaʻi grow and provide additional resources by just doing the things you’re already doing every day? We call this “passive fundraising.” ThroughRead more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School Culture

Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School Culture: Partnering with Home and Community

At Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, we don’t believe that education happens solely within the four walls of a school. On the contrary, we believe education that produces well-rounded childrenRead more

Alakai O Kauai Embrace the 7 Habits

Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Optimism

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School approach to education. Through social-emotional learning, learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieveRead more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners outside

Exploring Alaka`i O Kaua`i Charter School Culture: Habit 3 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School’s educational philosophy and approach. You can find more articles by clickingRead more