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Guiding Statements


Hilo High School graduates are prepared and empowered to achieve their post high school college, career, and community endeavors


Hilo High School's mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and challenging learning environment that empowers all students to achieve academic excellence and personal growth. In an Academy model, students will engage in a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum, extracurricular activities, and community partnerships to prepare for the expectations of higher education, the workforce, and lifelong learning.


  • 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