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Vision, Mission, Philosophy, Motto

We are a school of varied backgrounds, of equally diverse gifts and talents, and we count on you for your contribution to make a difference.  Academically, our courses will prepare you for college, as well as for other post-high school options. Socially, we want each of you to respect yourself, respect others, respect our environment, and be responsible. We want you all to have goals and aspirations for a successful future.In essence, we want each one to strive towards achieving our school”s Vision, Mission, Philosophy, Motto and General Learner Outcomes listed below.


"PHIS is a kīpuka of safety, learning, resource, and guidance for our community. We honor the values of our school and wahi pana wherever our futures may lead."
With this vision, we are aligning to four core values: pilina, pono, kuleana, and mālama. This vision and these values consistently were brought up in various focus groups with all stakeholders and aligns with what we all know and love about Pāhoa and Puna.


Everyone can achieve at Pahoa.


People Actively Helping Others Achieve