Voyager Public Charter School Overview
Voyager, A Public Charter School is a public charter school located in the Manoa-Makiki district in Honolulu, Hawaii with the primary purpose of which of being an incubator for systematic change throughout the education system of Hawaii. The School founders created Voyager to introduce, test, and demonstrate methods of learning that have proven to be effective in accelerating learning. Voyager serves grades Kindergarten through eighth grade and the State of Hawaii Board of Education issues a charter on December 7, 2000 to open for the Student School Year 2001-2002.
The school’s mission is to have a unique learning culture by practicing and living it three core principles: the Golden Rule, Unity in Diversity and All One Family. The three methodologies of Total Quality Learning, Quantum Learning, and Habits of Mind are incorporated into a comprehensive learning community.
Voyager’s vision is that students become enthusiastic partners in their own learning; teaching becomes the enjoyable and rewarding career it was meant to be; students’ performance levels and self-esteem rise and remain high; the community reaps the rewards of an Improved educational system; and Hawaii’s school system becomes a model for the rest of America.
The school has an affiliation with Voyager Ohana Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO), an unincoporated Hawaii nonprofit organization comprised of parents, teachers, and students associated with the school. The PTSO’s purpose is to support the educational experience and improve the environment at the School through volunteer and financial support.
Voyager Public Charter School Governing Board Overview
The Voyager Governing Board is comprised of a minimum of seven voting members as follows:
- Two (2) Teacher / Staff Representatives
- Two (2) Parent Representatives
- Three (3) minimum Community Representatives
- The School Principal is a non-voting member of the Board
- The School Assistant Principal, while not an official member of the Board, attends meetings of the Board is generally considered as an ex-officio member.
The Board has five (5) standing committees:
- Governance and Policy
- Facilities and Safety
- Excellence in Education
- School Leader and Organization
Meetings and Attendance:
The Board meets monthly on the third Thursday of every month.
Per the school’s Bylaws, a board member who misses two (2) consecutive meetings is removed from the Board unless the Board votes to keep the absentee member as part of the Board.
For more information about Charter Schools and Governing Boards visit Governing boards – Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission