HPA student, Xander Lai ’20, is taking holiday spirit to the community and beyond by working with Project Hawai'i to help 100 homeless teens on Hawai'i Island. Click the red link above to learn more!
Our Student Program
HPA’s greatest asset in terms of our consistent college admissions success is the reputation our students have earned for their noteworthy achievements, global perspective, and strong character. Our unique learning community is recognized at the collegiate level as being a hybrid crucible of talent, creativity and diversity.
All of our students are encouraged to develop close working relationships with Mr. Kelsey and Mrs. Montgomery. Our counselors care deeply about our students and believe that each one has a compelling story that will gain the attention of top schools. Authentic expression of that story in the admissions process is understood as a fundamental goal for each student.
To achieve this objective, our counselors have thoughtfully designed a four-year system that supports each student as they move on their individual path from transitioning to high school, to identifying colleges and universities that best match their aspirations, to successfully applying and being admitted to the college of their choice.
Freshmen and Sophomores engage in introductory activities designed to help them maximize their opportunities at HPA and begin the process of setting ambitious and realistic goals for their college futures.
Juniors increase their level of engagement through participating in a college counseling workshops to prepare for the senior year, individual meetings with their college counselors, test prep and specialized college presentations.
Seniors continue with individual meetings and workshops to complete their applications, select their school, find funding for their education, and make a successful transition to post- secondary life