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Business & Natural Resources Academy

Vision: The Academy of Business and Natural Resources (BNR) students are innovative, community-minded entrepreneurs equipped with industry skills.  Living Aloha `Aina (environmental stewardship), graduates are prepared to pursue a sustainable future for our local and global communities.


Mission: In collaboration with the local and global community, the Academy of Business and Natural Resources (BNR) provides every student with rigorous and authentic learning experiences through project-based pedagogy grounded in Hawaiʻi’s values.


State Motto: Ne’epapa (Working Together)

Hilo/Waiakea Complex Motto: E malama! E Ulu! E ola! (Nurture yourself!  Grow Relationships!  Thrive Together!)


Career & Technical Education (CTE) Pathways:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Business Management, Finance & Marketing 
  • Cultural Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation