Big Island charter schools to be honored


Several Big Island charter schools will be honored May 15 during the 2013-14 Hawaii Charter Schools Awards presented by the Hawaii Public Charter School Network.

Na Wai Ola Waters of Life Public Charter School, located in Mountain View, has been selected charter school of the year.

Kona Pacific Public Charter School, located in Kealakekua, and Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniopuu Iki Lab Public Charter School, located in Keaau, will be honored for creating new best practices.

Leesa Foreman, a teacher at West Hawaii Explorations Academy Public Charter School in Kailua-Kona, and Jonathan Kissida, a teacher at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science in Pahoa, will be honored with circle of teaching excellence awards.