Your Application for Admission, along with all items listed in Sections A & B below must be received one day prior to the test date you select on our Entrance Exam form. All other supporting documents listed below should be received by the date given for priority in first round considerations. Applications received after the initial entrance exams will be considered as long as vacancies exist.
We believe that a maximum of twenty-two students per class provides for optimal student achievement. K-2nd grade is limited to twenty students. We may also limit class size of other grades to a lower number if needed.
Students are selected for admission based upon their previous record of conduct, academic achievement, references from prior teachers/administration and our entrance exam.
Due to our small class size, not all who qualify can be accepted. Applicants who show the greatest potential for success will be admitted.
A. APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Kindergarten applicants must be five years of age by August 1st in order to be considered for admission.
Complete the application form. The following items should be mailed or brought in along with your application to our school office. Please make sure to provide copies of the requested documents as originals will not be returned.
$75.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee
Copy of Birth Certificate
Copy of Recent Progress Report
Individual & Group Assessment Form
B. ENTRANCE EXAM FORM
Select the preferred date and time student will take the test and submit form with your application.
C. ADMINISTRATOR/TEACHER REFERENCE FORMS
Complete, sign the top portion of form, and present to appropriate persons along with a stamped envelope addressed to: PHCA, 94-1044 Waipio Uka Street, Waipahu, HI 96797
Administrator References: Principal or Vice-Principal should complete this form.
Teacher References: To be completed as indicated below.
6th - 8th Grade: English/Reading and Math Teacher (two references are needed). If the same person teaches both English/Math, then a teacher from another subject may be asked.
The teachers who complete the forms should mail or fax (678-6607) it directly back to PHCA.
D. CONSENT FOR RELEASE OF SCHOOL RECORDS
Complete this form and submit it to your child’s present or most recent school. Make sure it is delivered in a timely manner as we will need the records requested by the due date above.
E. PARENT-STUDENT INTERVIEW
Interviews will only be scheduled with those who pass the assessment and have all supporting documents on file as required. Applicants are responsible for ensuring all paperwork is submitted to our office. Those with missing forms or needed documentation will not be considered for enrollment.
COST: Refer to the “Fees and Tuition” schedule for information on fees, sibling discounts, tuition insurance and payment options. Students who enroll are obligated to payment of full tuition and fees for the full academic year including cases of any absences, early withdrawals or dismissals. This obligation may be cancelled by notifying PHCA in writing date specified.
Returning students are given priority in consideration for financial aid, however new students that are enrolled at PHCA may apply for aid if funds are still available.
PHCA is on the School Collaborator’s List for the Pauahi Keiki Scholars and Kipona Scholarship Program.
Applicants confirm acceptance by returning the Letter of Intent, any other necessary documents, fees, and the non-refundable $300.00 deposit by the due dates on the Letter of Acceptance. Notice is given 30 days after completing steps A - E.