Kapalama High School

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

Ke Ala Pono: As a Kamehameha student, I will become a good and industrious person by developing my spirit, mind and body and by using my talents and abilities to make the world a better place, following the wishes of our beloved Founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop.


Understand that my responsibilities extend beyond self and family to include multiple communities: school, workplace, neighborhood, state, national and global:

  • Fulfill my obligations to family, school and workplace by setting appropriate goals, working diligently and keeping commitments.
  • Use appropriate strategies to make positive choices and solve problems.
  • Recognize the major issues affecting my multiple communities and work effectively with others to bring about positive change.


Respect God and all of God’s creation:

  • Respect myself as an individual with unique talents and abilities.
  • Respect myself as a Hawaiian who shares cultural connections with other Hawaiians past, present and future.
  • Respect others regardless of similarities or differences to me.


Behave in ways that show respect for my body and its connections to mind and spirit:

  • Know and apply the basic facts, principles and skills related to maintaining my body’s health and fitness.
  • Understand the physical and emotional concepts, issues and consequences related to sexuality, health and safety.
  • Make choices that promote good health and encourage others to do the same.


Commit to acquiring the knowledge, skills and experience needed to use my mind responsibly and effectively:

  • Take responsibility for my own learning, support the efforts of others to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Express and receive ideas and emotions through reading, writing, speaking and listening in both English and other world languages and through the visual and performing arts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of literature, math, science, social studies, Hawaiian culture and history and the visual and performing arts.
  • Use technological tools to locate, analyze and communicate information.
  • Use logic, creativity and reasoning skills to solve problems and make decisions and to express myself.

May, 2000