The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is actively involved in improving the educational experience for our community’s children. We are excited to have Noelle McHugh serve as our Educational Enrichment Programs Coordinator! You can contact her for information on any of our Education Committee’s after-school programs:
In 2017, the KNSCF Education Committee created and launched Leap Forward!, a program to help prepare sixth-grade students for the challenges of middle school. The purpose of the program is to introduce abstract thinking and improve organizational, note-taking, and study skills. Over the past two years, the teachers have seen a marked improvement in their participants’ abilities to keep up with their course work in their regular classes and improve their grades! The program is fully-funded through private donations.
The North Shore elementary schools administer the program following some basic guidelines and customize it according to their students’ needs.
Recently, our Leap Forward! Program was featured in The Garden Island News.
iLearn is intended to provide students with a special time and space for learning. Students can hone their study skills, play games that teach strategic thinking and math skills, and bring questions about their current studies and projects. Created for 6th to 9th graders, the program runs throughout the school term.
The after-school sessions are 75 minutes long, from 3:45 to 5:00 pm every Tuesday. Kauai North Shore Community Foundation has partnered with the Hawaii State Public Library System to continue this as a FREE program! The sessions are held at the Princeville Library. Katherine Bengston, Branch Manager, has generously provided a quiet space for our students. We are fortunate to have Sean McHugh, a middle school teacher at HTA, manning the sessions. Noelle McHugh is our Educational Enrichment Programs Administrator. As enrollment numbers grow, we will invite volunteer high school students who excel in Math and ELA to help in the sessions.
iLearn is funded by KNSCF’s Education Committee through grants & private donations. This program requires commitment, so those with the best attendance and most improved grades will receive rewards at the end of the term.
Please email us for more information.
Click here to enroll your child in iLearn online.
Code Camp is a program we offered for the first time in the summer of 2019. The class was a resounding success and we are hoping to offer it again. The next program is tentatively scheduled for one week, July 13 thru July 17, 2020. The class will be held daily at Anaina Hou’s Porter Pavilion classroom from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
Coding is an important skill for future tech careers. It can open doors to many jobs such as gaming design, software/app development, and other jobs in this highly competitive tech sector. In the future, coding may be a necessary skill much like typing is today. Learning to code can open doors for our children’s futures and it’s just plain fun!
Code Camp will involve Altino Cars. Participants learn coding language and techniques to program the cars to perform simple tasks.
Enrollment is open for up to 10 students from grades 5 through 9. Cost is $50 (plus tax) per student. Students should bring their own laptops (not Chromebooks). You can download the software to your laptop in advance by visiting arduino.com. The first day of class will be spent downloading the software, doing team-building activities, and getting to know each other. Please contact our Program Administrator for more details. Enrollment opens on May 1, 2020. To enroll your child after that date, please click here and enroll online.
You can pay for Code Camp via credit or debit card through PayPal. Click here to pay for the camp and complete your enrollment.
KNSCF is proud to announce our next SAT Prep class available on the North Shore. Until now, there were no SAT Prep classes offered on the North Shore. KNSCF feels that it is important to bring this opportunity to our Kapaa High School seniors. The course is limited to 15 students, so enroll early!
Our spring class begins February 1, 2020, and runs for six Saturdays thru March 7, 2020, from 10 am to 12 noon at the Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion classroom. Mr. David Mireles, a college counselor at Kapa`a High, will teach the course and will provide all necessary learning materials. Students should bring their own laptops, notebooks, and pens or pencils. Cost is $145 (plus tax) per student.
Thanks to the generous donations from the North Shore Lions and the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, we are able to offer FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to students with financial needs. Funds are limited, so apply early! The scholarship application deadline is January 20th.
Enrollment deadline is January 25, 2020.