Get a running start – earn college credit and gain admission into the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa today!

Get a running start!
Earn college credit and gain admission into the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa today

The Mānoa Academy is an innovative statewide program that provides Hawai'i high school students with an authentic university experience. Through year-round summer, fall, and spring offerings, Mānoa Academy students are presented with a wide array of academic course and service-learning opportunities, from liberal arts to engineering, and may earn more than a semester of college credits toward a UH Mānoa degree, at little cost to them or their families.

Inspiring Hawai'i high school students to become global leaders through well-rounded collegiate experiences, the Mānoa Academy seeks out students who are bold, highly motivated and in search of opportunities to be challenged both academically and personally. Together with the academy, students will find new horizons opening for them through transformational experiences, civic engagement, global studies, and exposure to nationally and internationally acclaimed research faculty.

For more information, contact:

Lesley Thorne

Lesley Thorne
Director of Global College
College of Social Sciences, UH Mānoa
Tel: 808.956.4211


Mānoa Academy participating institutions include:

  1. Henry J. Kaiser High School
  2. Kaimuki High School
  3. Kalani High School
  4. Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
  5. President Theodore Roosevelt High School
  6. Punahou School – Clarence T.C. Ching Pueo Program
  7. Saint Francis School

Congratulations Spring 2017
Admitted Mānoa Academy Students

Mandatory New Student Orientation

News and Information

Summer and Fall 2017 application deadline is April 1st
For more information, contact Lesley Thorne.