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Why do Ho`ala students choose to go on to higher education? What makes Ho`ala so special? As soon as a child enters Ho`ala School, elementary to high school, students are seen as capable.
High School students receive individual attention and coaching to create and reach goals for themselves.
Ho`ala students are surrounded by people who see them as capable and responsible human beings and are given opportunities to practice those skills in a safe environment.
Students are surrounded by adults who believe in them. There is an expectation that students can achieve their goals.
A former parent wrote: "Four years ago my daughter entered a public high school. Three months into the first semester we knew we were in trouble. Her grades plummeted to failing almost every class. Little did I know that every morning after I dropped her off at school, she merely turned around, walked home and slept all day. Soon she begged me find a new school. One day she asked me to check out Ho`ala. As soon as I read the school's mission, I knew this was where she belonged. Last month I dropped off my daughter at Kansas City Art Institute. We spent many agonizing hours wondering if she would graduate (high school), but in the end, she not only graduated, but also received a merit scholarship to her first college choice! I thought the Ho`ala teachers need to know the difference they made! Thank you for your patience, your long hours of teaching, and your never-ending caring. Your time and caring did not end at the end of the school day. You gave her the tools she needed to enter adulthood and the confidence to follow her dreams.”
Another testament from a current high school parent: "Carl and I have both noticed a BIG change in Josh this school year. ...He has achieved a sense of responsibility, respect and maturity this school year. He has grown a lot since his first day at Ho`ala and we are ...proud of his efforts and accomplishments of which can only be attributed to Ho`ala teachers...who allow the student to develop, to flourish and not set limits when it comes to learning. We appreciate the faith in our son in that he does have the potential and capability of higher learning."
Senior Captures ILH Girl's Bowling Championship
Ho`ala School senior Audrey Martin, rolled a 585 to take the Varsity Girl's ILH Bowling Championship, October 23rd. Audrey started slowly posting a 159 in the first game, but then caught on fire in the second game shooting a 278 to take a commanding lead in the competition. During her near perfect game, her teammates kept her lose as they cheered her on. "I felt excited because I was inspired by my teammates" Audrey said. After the string of strikes in game two, Audrey opened the third game with four splits as the lanes started to break down. "I became a little concerned about Audrey after the four splits, but I knew if she refocused and had fun, things would be all right", said Betty Squatrito-Martin, Ho`ala girl's varsity coach. This was Audrey's first year bowling for Ho`ala School and Ho`ala's first venture in ILH Bowling. Audrey has been bowling since she was 11 years old and completing for 6 years. After graduation in June, Audrey plans to attend either Alcorn State in Mississippi or DePauw University in Indiana.Ho`ala Track Team Places 8th in State Ho`ala's Track Team, consisting of Casey Fern, Brian Nakagawa, Matt Bushong and Mykah Norville, finished the track season by placing 8th in the state of Hawaii!