The focus on the educational program for the public schools of Hawaii shall be on the optimum growth and development of each student. The educational environment provided in each school shall be geared toward meeting the general learner outcomes of the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards: (1) the ability to be responsible for one’s own learning; (2) the understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together; (3) the ability to be involved in complex thinking and problem solving; and (4) the ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products. Schools shall encourage and enable students to achieve high academic and personal goals, make skilled, self-directed, and reasoned judgments, and find personal meaning in each learning situation. As part of this nurturing environment, schools shall systematically recognize the academic achievements of their students.

Approved: 10/70; Amended: 08/86; 01/99; Reviewed: 03/88