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Mānoa Academy - Your Pathway to College

Mānoa Academy is founded on the belief that many Hawaiʻi high school students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a university education. Mānoa Academy increases college access and success by providing a platform for participants to complete a semester or more of transferable University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) credits.

Students will find new horizons opening for them through rigorous academic classes, motivated peers, transformational experiences, and exposure to internationally acclaimed research faculty. With opportunities in the high school, online, at UH Mānoa, and abroad, joining the Mānoa Academy is available to all qualified Hawaiʻi high school juniors and seniors.


Mānoa Academy courses are available in four ways:

  • Mānoa Academy Online, Summer 2018 (for all Hawaiʻi high school juniors and seniors): Students participate in online UH Mānoa courses from the comfort of home while improving technical skills.
  • Mānoa Academy at UH Mānoa (for partner high schools): Students from partnering high schools participate in courses at UH Mānoa, the flagship campus of the UH System.
  • Mānoa Academy in the High School (for partner high schools): Students from partnering high schools take courses taught by UH Mānoa instructors at their high school campus.
  • Mānoa Academy Beijing, Summer 2018 (Mānoa Academy capstone experience): Students participate in Mānoa Academy Beijing, a study abroad opportunity that fulfills a General Education Core requirement in the exciting cultural and political center of China.

Mānoa Academy Benefits

  • Provisional admission to UH Mānoa and no further UH Mānoa application will be required.
  • Earn credits* toward a high school and college degree.
  • Tuition deposit waiver ($200 value).
  • Priority registration status - initial freshman term at UH Mānoa.
  • College preparation skills.
  • Opportunities with civic engagement and service learning programs.
  • Priority eligibility of Mānoa Academy Beijing.
  • Exposure to acclaimed research faculty and strong global leaders.

*For Mānoa Academy at UH Mānoa and Mānoa Academy in the High School. Mānoa Academy Online students are advised to consult with their high school counselor for information on which courses may meet dual-credit requirements. Excludes Mānoa Academy Beijing.


Discover more about the Mānoa Academy and join us! For more information, contact:

Lee-Ann Arakaki

Lee-Ann Arakaki
Tel: 808.956.4211
Email: leeannar@hawaii.edu

 

 


Denise Konan

Denise Konan
Executive Director of Mānoa Academy
Dean of the College of Social Sciences, UHM

 

 


Mānoa Academy Mission: The Mānoa Academy inspires Hawaiʻi high school students to become global leaders through well-rounded collegiate experiences. The Mānoa Academy increases college access, affordability, and success by providing a platform to complete a semester or more of tuition-free transferable UH Mānoa credits for high school students. With year-round programing, participants can complete a wide array of course and service-learning opportunities. Diverse offerings inspire students to become global leaders by broadening their horizons through transformational experiences, civic engagement, study abroad, and exposure to cutting-edge research.