The following is a brief description of Ko'olau Baptist Academy's academic program and related topics.  This and additional information can be found in the Parent-Student Handbook.  The handbook is available at the school office and is provided to parents and students at the time of enrollment.

Textbooks

Primarily, Ko'olau Baptist Academy uses a combination of textbooks from distinctively Christians publishers, A Beka Book and Bob Jones Press.  Both of the publishers present their material from a theistic world-view.  Occasionally, a textbook will be used from another source.

Grading Scales

100-99 A+ 93-91 B+ 84-82 C+ 74-72 D+
98-96 A 90-88 B 81-78 C 71-69 D
95-94 A- 87-85 B- 77-75 C- 68-65 D-
 64-0 F

Homework

Homework assignments are an important part of the learning process and must be completed as assigned.  In some classes, homework is given as review and is necessary for mastery of the subject; i.e. history or literature.  In every class it is an important part of learning and should be completed consistently and conscientiously.  Students should keep a homework notebook.  Certain assignments may take longer.  However, in most cases, students can expect the following amount of home study:

Grade K-2 ...................................................... 15-45 minutes daily

Grade 3-6 ...................................................... 30-60 minutes daily

Grade 7-12 .................................................... 30-90 minutes daily

Extra Help Sessions

It is our desire for every student to have a successful learning experience while at Ko'olau Baptist Academy.  Teachers are always willing to give eager students extra help.  If students need extended help, then it is recommended that arrangements be made for formal tutoring.  See the school office for additional information, costs, and scheduling.

Graduation Requirements

High School diplomas are issued on the basis of credits earned.  Students typically earn .5 credits per semester for classes that meet five times a week or .5 credits per year for classes that meet twice a week.

Subject Credits Subject Credits
Bible 4.0 credits* Social Studies 4.0 credit
English 4.0 credits Physical Education 1.0 credit
Mathematics 3.0 credits Guidance 0.5 credit
Science 3.0 credits Electives 5.5 credits

 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 25.0

* Students must take Bible every year that they are at KBA

Courses Offered (Grades 7-12)

7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade
Bible 7 Bible 8 Bible 9
English 7 English 8 Intro to Literature
Mathematics Pre-Algebra Physical Science
Reading 7 Reading 8 Economics/ Hawaiian History
Earth Science Life Science Physical Education
U.S. History & Geography World History & Geography Speech
Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education
Practicum or Band Practicum or Band Elective
10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Bible 10 Bible 11 Bible 12
World Literature American Literature British Literature
Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus
Biology Chemistry Physics
World History U.S. History American Government
Computer Foreign Language Foreign Language
Elective Elective Guidance
Elective Elective

Electives

Although the number of electives offered at KBA is limited, students in good academic standing may choose Accounting, Art, Choir, Computer Literacy, Speech and Drama, Strength and Conditioning, Study Hall, Teacher's Aide, or Touch Typing.  In addition to these electives that are offered periodically, students may also take distance learning courses from approved institutions. 

Honor Code

Students at Ko'olau Baptist Academy are expected to maintain high personal standards.  Cheating on any exam, project, or homework assignment will result in a "0" for the assignment and disciplinary action.  Any student who provides answers to another student in order that they may cheat will be disciplined accordingly.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the graduating class will be determined according to their G.P.A. for grades 9-12.  The recipients of the awards will be honored at their graduation ceremony.  Recipients must have a minimum of 3.25 G.P.A.

Eligibility for Extra-Curriculum Activities

All students participating in extra-curricular events must maintain a 2.00 G.P.A. and may not have earned an "F" in any subject.  Eligibility will be determined by quarterly grades.  Eligibility may be reinstated as soon as the student's quarterly report card shows a 2.00 G.P.A. (or better) and no "F's."  No student who has been suspended may participate in extra-curricular activities during the quarter they were suspended nor the following quarter.

 

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