The Board of Education recognizes that one of the key components to student achievement and success is a quality, standards-based academic program. Therefore, the Department of Education shall provide an academic program to equip each student with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed to attain the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards and to give responsible direction to one's own life. The Department of Education shall provide
standards-based learning experiences to develop and nurture a variety of intelligences.

Effective learning shall be facilitated through the maximum and active participation of each student in the learning process, insuring that personal meaning is derived from curriculum content, appropriate and relevant teaching and learning strategies, and self-assessment as well as standards-based assessment, grading and reporting procedures. The learning experiences shall be included in concepts commonly taught in, but not limited to, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, fine arts, world languages, and career and life skills, or a combination of the above subject areas.

Each school shall offer a comprehensive program of academic education to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of all students.

Adopted: 10/70; Amended: 08/86; 03/88; 01/99; 01/05/06