Schools and Programs
Hawaii's Department of Education lists adult community or adult education schools. These schools are located throughout the islands of Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai and Maui. Most schools offer adult general education diploma programs and programs for English language learners. Some schools also offer special interest courses. Most courses are at the beginner level. Detailed below are programs available to adult learners at two Hawaii community schools, addressing these and other areas of study.
Schools At a Glance
|Schools||Location||Institution Type||Class Format|
|Wahiawa Community School||Wahiawa, HI||Public||On-campus|
|McKinley Community School for Adults||Honolulu, HI||Public||Online, on-campus|
Wahiawa Community School's Adult Education Programs
The Wahiawa Community School is located on the island of Oahu. In addition to adult general education courses and several special interest courses, the school offers English as a second language (ESL) courses.
General Educational Diploma Program
The General Educational Diploma (GED) program helps adult students prepare for the GED test. Students take preparatory courses then take the four-part exam.
English as a Second Language Classes
For students learning to speak English, English as a second language (ESL) classes are available at various levels. Students will learn basic skills in areas including reading, writing, and math.
Special Interest Courses
In special interest classes, students cover areas like business, digital photos, and homemaking. Course areas also include music and dance, sports, health and fitness.
McKinley Community School for Adults' Education Programs
The McKinley Community School for Adults is also located on the island of Oahu. In addition to adult basic education courses, ESL and GED programs are offered.
English as a Second Language Programs
The ESL programs are intended for non-English speaking adults, who need to develop language skills to function in everyday society. The curriculum also includes a civics course to assist immigrant students with the naturalization process.
General Educational Development Programs
The GED program tests students in the areas of writing, social studies, science, reading and mathematics and awards a high school diploma equivalent. Additionally, a competency-based diploma program provides further development in the areas of community resources, occupational knowledge, consumer economics, health and government and law.
Individualized Career Achievement Network (iCAN) Career Skills Program
The iCAN programs help students acquire the necessary skills to enter into an entry-level program for career training. Once completed, students will be awarded a professional development certificate. There is also an option for aspiring health care professionals.