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Update:  On Friday, August 7, TA Principal Jeri Dean has sent a letter through mail to students and parents. Please check our news/announcement section below for a copy of the letter.  Mahalo! IMPORTANT REMINDER Lahainaluna High School start date 8/17 Aloha Lahainaluna Families! If you didn't get the message from the State Department of Education / Board of Education , the start date for all public school students in Hawai`i is August 17, 2020, including Lahainaluna. Details will be shared soon. As Soon As Possible , Please return all school forms including payment (with the exact amount in cash, money order, or cashier check). These were mailed to you in July. There is a drop box at the main office or you can mail them (980 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, HI   96761). Any questions call Lahainaluna High School 662-4000 Mahalo~ Aloha Lahainaluna `Ohana, Here is the link for students to request a class change.  ·         Students sign up for an appointment to meet with their grade level counselor, virtually.  ·         Once this form is submitted, please wait for their counselor to reach out by email or phone.  ·         Due to COVID-19, requests for a class change depends on space availability.  All questions please contact  your students grade level counselor.  Freshman 9th Counselor- Barry Takahashi   Sophomore 10th Counselor- Robert Hollifield   Junior 11th Counselor- Zyna Orong-   Senior 12th Counselor- Gary Reiss-   Lahainaluna High School 662-4000 and ask for grade level counselor........The Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) took action on Thursday, July 30, 2020 to approve an Aug. 17 start date for Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) students. The delay allows for nine additional days of staff training before students return. Teachers reported back to work yesterday, July 29. For more information, please check the link below in our News and Announcements.  Mahalo......Students, Class schedule will be available on Wednesday, July 29th. Log on to your infinite campus account....  If you have any questions, please contact your grade counselor.  If you are unable to obtain the tentative schedule online, please pick up the schedule at our Student Activities Coordinator's office on Monday, August 3rd between 8am to 2pm. Mahalo!....  Please check our safety letter from Vice Principal Ian Haskins. Mahalo!   Please check our latest post from our school administration on the first two weeks of school followed by the 5 weeks of period 1. If you have any questions, please call (808) 662-4000 during 8am to 4pm. Mahalo and please share!....Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, We have posted information on Bus Passes, Class Schedule, Yearbook, School IDs, Free and Reduced Lunch, School Meals and More. For more information, please call (808) 662-4000 M-F 8am to 4pm.  Principal Opening School Letter uploaded on July 10, 2020.  If you have any questions, please call (808) 662-4000. Mahalo!.........BOARDING DEPARTMENT UPDATE: Aloha friends and families. Please be informed that Lahainaluna High School is intent on having our boarders return next year. However, we are currently in a proposal phase with the State and Dept. of Health on what reopening will look like. It is our priority to open with guidelines and procedures that will provide the utmost safety for our boarders and staff. We look forward to sharing information to our boarding ohana soon. Mahalo!
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Mission & Vision Statement

Mission & Vision Statement

Mission Statement:

Lahainaluna will strive to provide all students with the knowledge and principles necessary to make them responsible citizens, appreciative of the arts, and aware of the diversity of our global environment.

As a school community, we pledge to challenge and to support all students and preserve the heritage that is Lahainaluna.

Schoolwide Common Core Values:

(Common Core State Standards Will Be Fully Implemented by 2014)

"We are RESPONSIBLE; We are RESPECTFUL; and We Seek Knowledge (DISCOVERY) with INTEGRITY"

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes:

Upon graduation students at Lahainaluna High School will:
  • Be responsible learners who:
    • Set personal and collective goals and work with others toward their achievements. 
    • Manage their time and work.
    • Take responsibility of their own actions and inaction.
    • Intergrate learning and apply it in real life situations.
    • Follow directions.
  • Understand that it is essential for humans beings to:
    • Work together
    • Demonstrate responsibility for self and to others.
    • Show respect for the rights of others.
    • Participate as productive members of the school community and as members of society.
  • Use complex thinking and problem solving to:
    • Apply problem-solving processes and critical thinking to real life scenarios.
    • Create images to represent significant concepts.
    • Analyze and apply new information.
    • Use technology effectively.
  • Recognize and produce quality performance and quality products to:
    • Create intellectual, artistic, practical and physical products.
    • Reflect originality, high standards, and use of advanced technology.
    • Utilize assessment tools in the production of quality products.
  • Be effective communicators who:
    • Utilize spoken and written communication.
    • Incorporate technology as a communication device.
    • Reflect self-expression and artistic appeal.
    • Demonstrate literacy.
  • Live 'Ohana with a:
    • Sense of giving.
    • Sense of sharing.
    • Sense of community.
Colors: Red & White
Nickname: Lunas
Established: September 5, 1831

Vision Statement:

Gather At This Place of Lahainaluna
Grasp the Flaming Torch of Excellence
And Let Us Move Forward Together
Lahainaluna High School is located approximately 500' in elevation above the town of Lahaina, on the island of Maui. Currently, the school has the following programs:
  • Established career pathway learning communities on campus. These pathways include Arts & Communication; Business Management & Technology (Academy of Hospitality and Tourism); Health & Medical services; Industry, Engineering & Technology; Ninth grade teams; and Natural Resources.
  • Intergrated "Po'okela", a mentor program.
  • Designed senior project curricula
  • Implemented, in school year 2007-08, a Transitions class to allow students to meet the Board of Education's graduation credit requirement for a personal transition plan.
  • Implemented, in school year 2009-10, AVID class. 

Philosophy of Lahainaluna High School:

Lahainaluna is a part of a society that is experiencing rapid change. Our school must provide students with the tools to cope that change. Our educational programs strive to be flexible and innovative, while retaining those programs which have proven effective in meeting our students' needs.
We recognize the importance of each student. All students can learn, and we must give them the opportunity to maximize their potential. We encourage students to think independently, to have a sense of responsibility for themselves and for society, and to experience the satisfactions and rewards that come from creativity.
The ultimate goal of our school is to instill a sense of dignity and self-worth in each student. We strive to develop in each student knowledge and appreciation of democratic principles. Everyone deserves equal opportunity, and we seek to protect students' rights.



  • We believe in excellence and equity in education.
  • We believe students can learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
  • We believe that the commitment to continuous improvement is imperative, to enable students to become confident, self directed lifelong learners. 
  • We believe standards with clear goals and high expectations for student achievement should guide curriculum strategies.
  • We believe education is a system made up of all components of our community interacting as one.