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EdReady Hawaiʻi

What is EdReady?​ EdReady is a personalized college readiness program designed to help learners test their college readiness in math and English and gain a personalized learning path to fill in those knowledge gaps. EdReady Hawaiʻi is an initiative managed by the Online Learning Academy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The goal of the initiative is to provide access to math and English college readiness content for higher education students in Hawaiʻi statewide.

If you have not previewed EdReady for math, view this short video to find out more. English will be available in spring 2016. Watch the short orientation video to see it from a student's perspective.

For more information, visit our EdReady Hawaiʻi page.


The OLA offered free Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) tutorial support for DOE students statewide between 2013 - 2015. This tutoring involved inquiry-driven, collaborative tutorial activities that support academic achievement. For more information, visit our AVID page.

Ka Waihona Math and College Prep Academy

OLA partnered with the Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao (KWON) Public Charter School in Waianae for three summers between 2012-14 for their math and college readiness academies.

The Academy was offered with two main objectives: (1.) Promote a successful math experience for students in preparation for algebra and (2.) Expose and educate students and parents on the value of attending college.

As part of the math and college prep academy, the KWON students visited several STEM-related programs or college campuses this year. At Windward Community College (WCC), students toured the campus, Hawaiian Studies Program, Aquaponics Department, campus bookstore and library. College representatives presented on financial aid and applying to WCC. KWON students participated in the I Ka Wa Ma Mua Ka Wa Ma Hope (The Future is in the Past) program at the Bishop Museum. Students explored the role of winds, waves and stars in navigation via the immersive full dome video of the newly renovated J. Watumull planetarium; learned about canoe engineering and structure in Hawaiian and Pacific Halls, brought to life through vivid storytelling; examined voyaging plants and their uses in the Native garden; and visited the Science Adventure Center to explore the role of birds in traditional navigation. The last campus visit was to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Students participated in activities with Hawaiʻinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Kanewai Loʻi, College of Engineering, Math Department, and William S. Richardson School of Law.

For more information, visit our Summer Math and College Prep Academies page.