Message from the Principal
It is time to begin thinking about the courses you will select for the 2016-2017 school year. You may select from the many course offerings described in this guide. With a possible eight credits per year, there are opportunities for you to explore courses of interest to you and to challenge yourself academically. Whatever your course selections, I would encourage you to discuss your career and higher education goals with teachers, counselors, and family members. Once you are as confident as you can be of the path you wish to take, your counselor can help you map out a course plan for success.
It is extremely important that you know and understand the requirements for graduation from high school and for continuing your education, whether it be at the community college level or at a four-year institution. It is equally important that you graduate with marketable skills if you plan to enter the workforce upon graduation from high school. Whichever path you choose, we want to be sure that you are well-prepared to take the next step.
Download the Transcript Request form.
For a complete list of courses offered, download the Registration Guide.
STUDENTS HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO COURSES, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AT WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION OR DISABILITY.
Effective with the graduating class of 2016, the minimum course and credit requirements to receive a high school graduation diploma are:
High School Diploma:
A Hawaii High School Diploma shall be issued to students who meet the above minimum course and credit requirements (Board of Education Policy 4540, 10/4/2011).
Honors Recognition Certificate Requirements
In addition to meeting the requirements for the Hawaii High School Diploma, the following must be met with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above:
Grade Point Average
This cumulative grade point average applies to all graduates:
Commencement exercises may be scheduled any time after the last day of school for seniors. The last day of school for seniors shall be set by the Hawaii State Department of Education. Students shall be permitted to participate in commencement if they:
New Student enrollment
Documentation Required for Enrollment
Student from a Hawaii Public School
- Release packet which includes:
- Student’s Certificate of Release (Form 211)
- Copy of the Health Card (Form 14)
- Pupil Clearance Form
- Copy of the VISI
- Proof of Residence
- Current utility bill in parent/guardian’s name or lease/rental or mortgage
- Notarized statement of residence (if family is living with a relative)
- Geographic Exception (if applicable)
- Caregiver Affidavit form (minor must be living continuously for 6 months)
- Power of Attorney (if living away from parent/legal guardian) renewed yearly
- Academic Records
- Transcript/Report Cards
- Enrollment form
- All items in Section A and Birth Certificate or other legal proof of birthdate and legal name.
- All items in Section A and B and:
- TB clearance documentation (test must have been administered in the United States within the previous 12 months)
- All items in Sections A, B and C and:
Clearance and Release Packet
- Request for Release signed by parent/guardian or student who is 18 years of age.
- Students residing in another district without a parent/legal guardian must have an approved Geographical Exception and a current Power of Attorney before the release is processed.
- Complete the Certificate of Release form
- Copy of the Health Card (Form 14)
- Free/Reduce lunch application if applicable
- Copy of the most current Report Card
- Copy of the VISI updated to the current term
- Pupil Clearance Form with withdrawal grades
- Copy of the IEP/504 Plan