Thompson Academy is an online public charter school available to students living on Oahu, Maui, Hawai’i, and Kauai. Students take courses in either the elementary or secondary levels, depending on age, that align to the HI standards of learning. Students are required to be on campus (there are five throughout the state) for orientation, quarterly assessments, and mandatory state testing.
Great Schools has rated this school a 9/10. Testing results are from the 2012-2013 school year. Scores in grades 3-5 show average to above average proficiency rates in both language arts and math. Scores in grades 6-10 show the same rate of proficiency, from the mid 60th percentile to the mid 90th percentile.
What MilFams Say:
This school is above average. Students work in small groups with their teacher and go on field trips together. The children must attend at least twice a month on campus, but are homeschooled the rest of the time. The faculty and staff are welcoming and take the time to get to know students individually. Academic supports and challenges are available as needed. There are emotional and social supports in place. The school communicates regularly with parents.