Waiakea High School first opened its doors in September 1977. Since then, Waiakea has exploded to be one of the largest high schools in the state and the epitome of what a school should be. Currently, the enrollment has decreased (since it first opened in 1977) due to the opening of Keaau High School. The immense Waiakea campus now has 21 buildings -- including the gym, library and cafeteria --and more than 30 portables. To date, Waiakea has claimed 17 state championships and countless Big Island Interscholastic Federation titles. I would recommend this reputable school to families in Hilo.
St. Joseph School is the only private Catholic School on the Big Island of Hawaii. They are a co-educational school from toddler through grade 12, with an overall student to teacher ratio of 17:1. This college prep school prides themselves in the fact that over 90% of their graduates pursue higher education. They also have many programs and modern facilities such as modern science labs, a Computer Learning Center and access to programs at the University of Hawaii to name a few. Their small class sizes allows them to give personalized attention to each student and they have an outstanding ESL English as a Second Language program. I would recommend this outstanding school to Catholic families as well as non Catholic families.
Desilva Elementary School is a small public school located in teh Kaumana area. Their vision is Educating for Excellence and their mission is that the E.B. de Silva teachers, administrators, parents, students, staff, and community share the responsibility to promote life long learning and excellence.
The school prides themselves on being safe, responsible, and respectful. These values are instilled upon the students each and every day through a standards based education and though learner outcomes throughout the school. I would recommend this school to residents in the Kaumana area.
Hilo High remains the largest high school on the Big Island of Hawaii and is consequently able to offer a wonderful array of programs in academics, student activities and athletics. Hilo High School has some outstanding athletic programs and many outstanding athletes have already graduated from Hilo High. Hilo High provides a standards-based education. They strive to produce well rounded graduates that will realize their goals and aspirations. I would recommend this school to families looking for a standards based education in a large public school in Hilo.
Lahaina Music offers a full line of ukuleles, guitars, and musical equipment including PA's, amps and accessories.
They are conveniently located in the West Maui Center. They offer instrument repairs and they make and sell stylish custom made electric guitars. They also offer acoustic and electric guitar rentals. I would recommend this store to anyone planning to purchase an electric guitar.
Established in 1979, Lahaina Intermediate School is the only public intermediate school in West Maui. Special programs for at risk students include a special motivation program for seventh and eighth grades. The school offers honors programs in all core subjects and algebra in eighth grade. It has a strong guidance program that focuses on the particular needs of adolescents. Lahaina Intermediate School was accredited in 1990 by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges for a period of six years with a mid-term review. Lahaina Intermediate School is operating under School/Community-Based Management.
The Guitar Gallery contains more thatn 150 custom, collector and rare guitars and accessories. Their merchandise lines the walls in this tiny shop located between the giant Virgin Megastore and the AMC 24 Theatres. Prices range from $199 for a beginner electric guitar to $25,000 for a Jimmie Rodger Limited Edition. I would recommend this shop to guitar lovers in the Orlando area.
Kihei Kalama Village has an array of arts and crafts shops in a casual atmosphere. This is the place to shop at if you want avoid large shopping centers with a lot of visitors and people. If you want to buy that special handcrafted Hawaiian gift, then you have come to the right place. You can find unique and beautiful hand-crafted jewelry that you can't find at other large jewelry stores. There are numerous stores to choose from that sell a wide variety of items from bookmarkers to apparel to purses. I would recommend this shopping village if you are looking for unique handcrafted gifts.
Ritz Camera provides fast, friendly service and outstanding quality. They will develop and print your 35mm or APS film in one hour, make prints from your digital camera or put them on a CD. They also sell film, digital and film cameras, binoculars, and photo accessories. They offer low, reasonable prices. This is a great place to stop by and develop your film.
Pacific Business News is a very informative magazine that focuses on the business climate in Hawaii. They have updated and recent news about the movers and shakers in Hawaii. They have sections on recent business mergers and recent company bankruptcies. There is also a section on business leaders and what they are doing. The magazine focuses on important changes in businesses and companies in Hawaii. If you want to be current in the business climate in Hawaii, then you should subscribe to this magazine.