As part of a pilot underway at Punahou, grades are all but gone in a handful of Academy classrooms, replaced by a mastery-based model of assessment, in which students get robust, frequent feedback of their progress based on skill sets.
Stories of Impact
Stellar SATs and a high GPA have long been considered the holy grail to get into the nation's most elite universities, but an increasing number of colleges have been focusing more on skill sets and unique contributions than on a student's ability to take tests.
Academy faculty Terry Yamamoto-Edwards shares insights from her year-long sabbatical living with her son in Spain.
In the robotics classroom at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind (HSDB), a table was covered with wires, gears and robot pieces.
Last September, Matthew James '00 found himself a continent away from his hometown of Honolulu and his artist studio in Brooklyn, New York.