Some good news; our Technology Center is under construction! There are pictures on our Face Book page. Kauai High's Vision is to "Educate, Engage and Empower All to be successful." Part of that success requires 21st century skills. We currently have many classes which support these 21st century skills and our new 'Technology Center'' will allow Kauai High to further emphasize the importance of 21st century skills.
Did you know Kauai High has:
Students who are part of a PBS "STEM reporting lab project"; a national program
Students who produced a Hiki No PBS section for September's program regarding the Biomass plant on Kauai
Students who are programing using a "Unity 3-d virtual reality" platform and several attended a conference on Oahu recently to further enhance their understanding of this 3-d programing platform
An English Department that has been recognized by Hawaii P-20 group and invited to present at a state conference in December
A Credit Union branch on campus; student run and fostering "financial literacy" schoolwide
ACT scores that beat the state average 4 years in a row: for "Percent who met college benchmarks in English" and "Percent meeting all four subject area benchmarks" o n this standa rdized test
Students are accomplishing wonderful things with support of their teachers and support at home. At graduation 2016, we recognized connections of our current students to our islands past; in 1916 STEAM was the future on Kauai. Steam engines powered the cane haul trains in Lihue. Steam generated power provided electricity to run the mills and energy to process the sugar itself_ Just like the cane haul trains and the sugar mills; our Kauai High School students are also powered by STEAM but in a different way with a different kind of STEAM. For our students; the Steam in their future is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math... that isS. T. E. A.M. We all know technology is in every aspect of every job. This new "STEAM" will set our KHS graduates on their journey; will power their job opportunities and their future.
Our new Technology Center will support our Kauai High Vision. Students signing their TRUF (Technology Responsible User Form) and committing to Ethical and Responsible use of the computers will allow the students to participate in this journey to their future. In addition all students should have a Video Release form on file so we can allow their picture in the yearbook So please, as a "team," help us to make sure your students are part of the yearbook by returning these forms_ Forms can be found on the Web site or at the front office counter.
We are all a "team" to support our students; when we work together to help our young men and women envision their future, then students realize why "effort" and achievement during High School is important.