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Guiding Statements


Kulia I Ka Nu‘u - Strive for Excellence


Our Hilo High School community prepares our students to:

  • Value self and others and become
  • Independent thinkers and
  • Knowledge seekers in our changing global
  • Society (via Viking PRIDE)

All Hawai‘i public school graduates will:

  1. Realize their individual goals and aspirations;
  2. Possess the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to contribute positively and compete in a global society;
  3. Exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and
  4. Pursue post-secondary education and/or careers without the need for remediation.


  • Self-Directed Learner:  The ability to be responsible for one’s own learning
  • Community Contributor:  The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together
  • Complex Thinker:  The ability to perform complex thinking and problem solving
  • Quality Producer:  The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products
  • Effective Communicator:  The ability to communicate effectively
  • Effective and Ethical User of Technology:  The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically