About English Language Arts programs
Stellar academic program featuring honors, advanced, Advanced Placement Language and Literature. Intensive reading instruction is provided to support and accelerate readers. Speech and Debate students have garnered the National Forensic League Award for Excellence in Speech and Debate, and KHIS students publish the annual Tusitala literary magazine. Students participate in Profiles in Courage contest from the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Star Poets, Peace Poem, WriteOn Hawaii, and Write in the Middle. Our Drama program puts on two major productions a year, often at least one musical; students perform all roles from director to stage designer. There is also an after school Writer's Club for students who want to explore writing in a variety of ways and themes.