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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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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.