Since 2012, a group of educators, parents, and community members have been working to design a public charter school in 'Ewa Beach. DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach will help alleviate overcrowding and offer families another option at the secondary level.
Empower homegrown leaders for our island community through values-driven leadership development, 21st century skill building, and commitment to community.
Our charter plan is to first open a 6th grade with 100 students. We would then add one grade at a time, and eventually grow to a 700-student, 6-12 middle and high school.
All children and families from Hawai'i are welcome to attend this public school.
A group of educators and community members gather together and discuss educational options and opportunity within 'Ewa Beach.
Some members of the eventual founding team of DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach travel to the Bay area to visit and examine multiple charter school models.
A community partnership and listening tour begins to better understand the community we teach in and love.
After two years of listening and workshopping ideas, we collectively arrive at a vision for DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach: Affirmed in identity and empowered in leadership, our graduates will be leaders of our island community.
DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach submits charter application 1.0.
Application 1.0 is denied. Team welcomes feedback, workshops educational model and curriculum, deepens work with children and community, strengthens founding team, and begins redesigning charter application.
Application 2.0 submitted.
July 13, 2017
DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach is approved as a 2016-17 charter application by the Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission.
We continue to welcome voices of educators, community members, families, and children to write the story of DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach.