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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|World History||U.S. History||American Government|
|Computer||Foreign Language||Foreign Language|
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.
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.