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The English/Language Arts Program provides experiences to enable all students to meet the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards are clear statements of what students should know and be able to do with language and to ensure that all students develop knowledge, appreciation and facility in using the English language in ways that will serve them well in all aspects of their lives.

To this end, the State of Hawaii Department of Education has mandated that all secondary schools implement SpringBoard® - Textual Power™, a research-based English/Language Arts program from College Board.  SpringBoard offers engaging and relevant lessons that teach students proven learning strategies that emphasize higher-order thinking skills, challenging them to aim higher and achieve more. By having students actively engaged in their learning, the skills they acquire will prepare them for the rigor of college and beyond.