At the heart of The Kona School’s innovative approach to educating students are eight essential elements.
Each element has been shown to directly impact a student’s ability to learn effectively. Currently, there are schools that employ some of these proven elements with success. What sets The Kona School apart is the design that will integrate all eight elements into one cohesive platform. We are taking the practice of educating students to a new level of excellence. By incorporating the most innovative instructional strategies and progressive practices with a blended learning model, each student gains the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an ever-expanding market place.
At the heart of The Kona School’s pioneering approach to teaching and learning are eight essential elements, each of which directly impacts a student’s ability to learn effectively.
Blended and Project-Based Learning—Incorporating the Internet and a vast array of digital resources and content with face-to-face instruction produces superior academic performance. Project-Based Learning is the use of in-depth and rigorous projects to facilitate authentic learning and boost student achievement.
Parent and Community Engagement—Kona School’s pioneering learning model connects students to parents, families, and the community through creatively using their new knowledge to solve real problems. This approach gives practical meaning to the work students do as well as social value outside the classroom.
Personalized Instruction—Our Learning Coaches build relationships in order to maximize the learning potential by discovering what motivates each student and finding the most valuable learning path.
Enterprise and Entrepreneur Skills—To prepare for today’s knowledge-driven economy, a student’s curiosity and creativity needs to be embedded in the skills that help them enhance their employ-ability and create and grow new ventures.
Nutrition—The Kona School provides healthy foods and beverages to students throughout the day because students who eat nutritious meals learn better, score higher on achievement tests, and have more energy to concentrate.
Exercise—Physical activity is more than a simple distraction; it is a key factor in learning. There is a positive connection between physical fitness and on-task behavior, lower stress levels, and reduced disruptive conduct.
Facility—The condition of school facilities is one of the most influential factors when evaluating academic achievement. Our campus is designed to inspire creativity while modeling environmental sustainability.
Culture— The atmosphere at The Kona School is specifically geared to assist adolescents in their academic and personal development by focusing on individual students and providing close affiliation. In this environment, students are able to develop autonomy, expand their cognitive challenges, and build self-confidence and a healthy identity.