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Empowering WHEA

The West Hawaii Explorations Academy (WHEA), often referred to as "The School Without Walls" is a visionary public charter school serving grades 6 through 12. Located in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, WHEA offers a unique project-based curriculum that encourages independent learning, hands-on projects, and technical writing, preparing students for real-world challenges.

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Our Vision for WHEA

We envision WHEA students as active, responsible citizens who value collaboration and stewardship within their community. With a focus on authenticity and student-directed learning, WHEA empowers students to think critically and solve complex problems in a supportive and engaging environment.

If students leave school feeling like they're engaged and an active part of the community, they have a much higher probability of getting interested in other things later on."

-Bill Woerner, West Hawaii Explorations Academy 

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