Do more than belong: participate.  Do more than care: help.  Do more than believe: practice.  Do more than be fair: be kind.  Do more than forgive: forget.  Do more than dream: work.
- William Arthur Ward


our vision and mission

We want to empower all students to excel in their academic, personal and career settings by creating opportunities to explore their interests and build a sense of community with the world around them.

Our Department strives to implement an inclusive and proactive system to address the needs of every student. Our mission is to ensure that all students have equal access to a comprehensive and developmental School Counseling Program addressing their academic, career, and social and emotional developmental needs.

We aim to cultivate a sense of pride and self motivation with all students to become successful citizens and life long learners.

What we do

We provide direct and indirect services to support students, families, school staff, and the community.  The focus of the counseling program is on academic skillscareer awareness, and personal/social skills.

Responsive Services

Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns.

This includes...

  • Individual counseling

  • Small-group counseling

  • Peer mediation

  • Crisis response

Individual Student Planning

School counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.

This includes...

  • Counseling groups

  • Academic advising

  • Assisting students to create and monitor goals & achievement

  • Monitoring student achievement

  • Check-ins

  • Interventions regarding academic, behavior, and/or attendance

Core Curriculum

This curriculum is designed to help students attain desired competencies and provide all students with important knowledge, attitudes and skills. 

This includes...

  • Grade-level assemblies

  • Classroom lessons

  • Support and input to school-wide Character Development curriculum

  • Visiting/assisting in the classrooms

  • Group activities

Mr. Mahoe & Ms. Ancog jamming at Cheer Off!

Mr. Mahoe & Ms. Ancog jamming at Cheer Off!

Walk-in Policy: You may see a counselor before/after-school, during recess, and during lunch. Students are not permitted go to counseling center during class-time without teacher permission (unless it is an emergency).

Crisis/Emergency Situation: If you are in school, tell an adult and/or come to the counseling center immediately.  If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency at home, seek out adult help or call the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at (808) 832-3100

meet the counselors

Ewa Makai makes it a priority to ensure that every student has access to the counseling department.  We have six counselors on staff: Ms. Ancog, Ms. Nakamoto, Mr. Mahoe, Mr. Nishimitsu, Ms. Oandasan, & Ms. Rigos.