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Geographic Exceptions

Under Hawaiʻi laws, all persons attending public school are required to attend the school in the geographic area in which they reside. However, permission to attend another school may be granted by the Department. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Submitting an application

Fill out the GE Application form, and submit to the home school (for new students) or current school for students who are already enrolled.

*(The home school serves the geographic area of the child's residence.) 

GE applications for the next school year shall be submitted between January 1 and March 1 to facilitate a decision before the end of the school year. However, applications for the current and next school year shall be accepted at other time periods whenever unforeseen circumstances arise, i.e. student relocates.