HMA:Academics:High School

High School

Hawaiian Mission Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is also accredited by the North American Division Accrediting Association of the Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc. It is a member of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and of the Hawaii Council of Private Schools (HCPS).
Educational Philosophy

The school family of Hawaiian Mission Academy agrees that wisdom is a loving gift to each of us from our Creator and that a relationship with Him is the foundation of all true education. We delight to explore and discover such wisdom in the places where God reveals Himself to us in the inspiring lives of other followers, in the beauty of creation, and in the practical teachings of His Word.

So we say that true education means harmoniously developing the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It is more than reading books.  It is more than remembering facts. It is more than acquiring knowledge. True education helps students gain an appreciation for the character of God and the purposes of His kingdom. It is learning to respond to His grace with every fiber of our being and discovering how to serve others and share the wonders of God's love.

At Hawaiian Mission Academy we consider your education to be a joint venture. Students who come to Hawaiian Mission Academy should have life goals that are similar to the school's objectives. Consequently, as you consider making Hawaiian Mission Academy your family away from home, please read our objectives carefully and compare them to yours.
Standard/College Preparatory Diploma
Hawaiian Mission Academy offers two programs towards the high school diploma.  The first is a general academic program which totals 240 semester periods and the second is the college preparatory diploma which totals 280 semester periods.  Students are recommended to follow the suggested course of study outlined in our School Bulletin.  Students that attend Hawaiian Mission Academy should be able to meet the graduation requirements and obtain a high school diploma at the end of four years.