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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 https://forms.gle/qNSozFomavSkkovU8 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....https://hawaii.infinitecampus.org  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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Nestled at the base of Pu'u Pa'upa'u (Hill of Struggle), Lahainaluna Seminary was founded in 1831 by the American missionaries with the intent of creating a high school to educate the greater population. This was made possible with the tract of land gifted to Lahainaluna by Chiefess Kalakua Hoapiliwahine, wife of Governor Hoapili.
 
Under the care of the American Board of Missions, Lahainaluna Seminary opened its doors to twenty-five students, among them David Malo, age 38, who became part of a work/study program "to instruct young men of piety and promising talents". The Reverend Lorrin Andrews was its first leader and principal. All subjects were taught in Hawaiian by the missionaries. David Malo, among the first to graduate, went on to become the first Superintendent of Schools, an entrepreneur, an advisor to to King Kamehameha III, and a minister.Then, in 1836, thirty-two boys, ages 10-20, were admitted as the first boarding students. They attended Lahainaluna Seminary in a work/study boarding program, one that still exists today. In addition to constructing their early classrooms and sleeping quarters, students studied a variety of courses including Geography, Mathematics, History, English, and Astrology along with Writing.
 
With the arrival of the fist printing press placed in Hale Pa'i, the teachers and students were able to print books, magazines, and newspaper to accompany their studies and to fulfill printing requests from the rest of the islands. The first newspaper west of the Rockies, Ka Lama (The Torch) was printed in Hale Pa'i on February 14, 1834.
 
In 1849, Lahainaluna Seminary went from a private mission seminary to a public institution of higher learning. English then became the venue of instruction. A year later, King Kamehameha III put the school under direct control of the Hawaiian Monarchy. By 1864, only Lahainaluna graduates were considered qualified to hold government positions such as lawyers, teachers, district magistrates, and other important posts.
 
In 1903, Lahainaluna became a Vocational Trade School; in 1923, a public technical high school, admitting both boys and girls as day students. The Boarding Program continued enrolling male students into its program; then in 1980, female students were admitted into the Boarding Program.
 
Always meeting the needs of the students in an island community, Lahainaluna High School evolved, chronologically, from a seminary boarding school for men in 1831, taught by the missionaries to assists in the education of the community, to a public technical high school, admitting both male and female students in 1923, to a comprehensive high school in 1961, and to a college, career, and citizenship ready school in 2013.