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Friday, February 15:  There is no school today due to Teacher Institute Day and there is no school Monday due to the Presidents Day Holiday. School will resume on Tuesday, February 19th....  Effective next week Tuesday - All lunch/food drop offs MUST be done at the office between 11 and 12 noon.  The office will not accept food outside of this hour.  Parents/visitors are not allowed to meet you at the bus stop or anywhere else on campus. Food will not be accepted and visitors dropping off food will not be allowed on campus after 12:00.....Foodland Shop For Higher Education Scholarship Drive starts today Wednesday, February 6th till March 19th.. Please help us garner the top spot for our Class of 2019 Seniors. Our code is 7562.....Please mark your calendars. We are calling a mandatory Senior class ( and others who plan on graduation this year) meeting for Wednesday 20 February at 6 PM or Sunday 24 February at 3PM. Both meetings are at the school cafeteria (Hale Pa'ina). This meeting is mandatory for any student who plans on walking the line 26 May 2019. A parent/guardian is require to accompany their student. Must attend one of the two meeting times. Topics to be discussed are Senior Contract, diploma requirements, class advisory update, Project Graduation, and more...... For more on our school's events/news, check our Daily e-Bulletin....
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Graduation Requirements

Brochure of Hawaii DOE Graduation Requirements

updated January 2017


Students interested in graduating early MUST meet with their respective counselor no later than March 31st of their 10th grade year.  Academic credits must be current and principal approval is required.



To qualify for this recognition of achievement, the student must complete all requirements for a Hawai‘i High School Diploma with an overall (cumulative) GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Cum Laude ………....................... GPA of 3.0 to 3.5
  • Magna Cum Laude................…… GPA of 3.5+ to 3.8
  • Summa Cum Laude …........... GPA of 3.8+ or higher



Students who have met graduation requirements by the end of their fourth year of high school will receive their diploma in May of that school year. 
Students who will not meet credit requirements for graduation after the completion of their fourth year of high school MUST meet with their respective counselor no later than April 30th of that year to discuss educational options: 
- Completing credit requirements before the opening day of the next school year; these students will earn the current school year’s diploma.
- Continue for a fifth year at Lahainaluna with the principal's approval. Upon successful completion of required credits, these students will receive their diplomas at the same time as that year’s graduating class



The Personal Transition Plan (PTP) is not a course.  At Lahainaluna High School, the Personal Transition Plan is addressed in Po‘okela (advisory) to be completed and routinely evaluated throughout the students’ four years. Upon completion of the transition plan requirements, students will be awarded the ½ credit required for graduation.


HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA DETAILS ELECTIVES: 2 of the 8 credits must be taken from ONE of the specified areas:

World Languages:  Two credits in a single World Language. Credits must be taken in sequence with consecutive course numbers in the study of one language.

Fine Arts: Two credits in any Fine Arts discipline— Visual Arts or Music. Courses must have course codes beginning with F (FV or FM).  Credits do not need to be in a single discipline (e.g.: completing one credit in band and one in ceramics will fulfill this requirement.)

Career and Technical Education (CTE): Two credits need to be in a single career pathway program of study sequence.  Course codes should begin with ONE of the following pair of letters:  TA, TB, TH, TI, TN, or TP.



To qualify to become a valedictorian, the graduating senior must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA (to include term 3 of grade 12) of 4.0 or above
  2. Have met the requirements of at least one of School College and Career Honors Recognition of Achievement areas at the end of term 3 of the student’s senior year

*Valedictorian(s) will be determined at the end of term 3 of the student’s senior year.