Nā Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela provide extended Hawaiian Immersion learning opportunities at 8 elementary schools across 4 islands and 1 secondary summer school program on Oaʻhu. The other sites are run as satellite sites of Ānuenue's official DOE summer school program which allows Hawaiian children from the different sites to have access to Hawaiian Immersion education over the summer. Each site is led by experienced Hawaiian Immersion teachers that coordinate the curriculum to align with the regular Hawaiian Immersion grade-level curriculum.
Program goals for the elementary sites include preventing academic and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi learning loss over the summer for Hawaiian Immersion students and teaching basic Hawaiian Language skills for non-Hawaiian Immersion students. All sites integrate academics with a strong cultural component that may include hula, mele, oli, Hawaiian values and knowledgeas well as site-based cultural curriculum that may include field trips to important cultural sites as well as learning the mo'olelo (ancient stories) of their area.
Although the elementary programs are the bulk of the project, the secondary programs fill a critical need by allowing secondary Hawaiian Immersion students on Oʻahu to make-up academic credits for courses they may have failed during the school year.
The program is scheduled for 20 days spanning from early June - early July 2023. Actual dates may vary by site.
Program times run from 7:45 am - 2:15 pm.
Registration information will be available in March 2023 on Ānuenueʻs website and also at each site.