What it's like to be a student at Kohala Adventist School

Eighth Grade Completion Requirements

The required subject areas for completion of eighth grade:

  • Bible/Religion
  • Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Reading/Language Arts (English, Handwriting, Spelling Composition)
  • Science and Health
  • Social Studies

Standardized Testing

KOA School administers the Iowa Tst of Basic Skills (ITBS) in the fall of each year for grades 3-8. We do not test students in grades K-2 as they are still in a developmental learning curriculum, preparing them for these types of academics. 

Test results are used by the faculty to identify strengths and areas needing improvement in the academic program. Adjustments are made accordingly. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

KOA School holds Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Please refer to the school calendar for exact dates. 


Outdoor School

Each year the school organizes field trips with a hands-on curriculum, that maximizes this opportunity for socialization and educational resources. 

Students learn about everything from horses to island history to swimming and  marine life. The outdoor focus rotates each year.

Community Service Days

Each year includes days set aside to get students out of their chairs and into the community, finding a way to contribute. Whether it's cleaning up the side of an adopted highway or  serving in ways to positively contribute to our island, students learn early on how to get involved with their community and see just how much difference it makes.