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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.