Arts & Sciences Center is a facility-based non-profit organization that strives to provide community educational opportunities. 

Hawai'i Academy of Arts & Science PCS

The Arts & Sciences Center is the proud home of the Hawai'i Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School. The mission of the school is to educate, enrich, and inspire the whole student to thrive by understanding the past, navigating the present, and preparing for the future.


On June 21, 2001, the Hawaii State Board of Education issued a charter to HAAS, officially opening the school. From the first day students came to HAAS, it has been offering unique programs to ensure quality and holistic education for the children of our community.


HAAS’s main 7-12 campus has witnessed the development of new school buildings and is evolving into a beautiful setting for inspired learning. HAAS continues to improve student learning, enhance achievment, develop strong moral values, and produce citizens with the skills and desires to make the world a better place.


HAAS is now leading the way for education renewal in the State of Hawaii. It has innovative small community schools that nurture the head, heart, and will of our children. Students who choose HAAS will be co-partners in planning, implementing, and evaluating the work we do together.


Mailing Address: PO Box 1494, Pahoa HI 96778
Physical Address: 15-1397 Homestead Rd, Pahoa HI 96778

Phone: 808-965-3730
Fax: 808-965-3733

ASC Strategic Plan

ASC envisions facilities and support for a variety of learning and sharing opportunities across diverse disciplines and perspectives to empower learners to thrive, cooperate, innovate and serve. We envision a community of learners engaged in practices that support the people, culture and the environment of Hawai`i.


ASC is a private, not-for-profit organization, established in 2003, that supports community development and access to education. We exist to improve the quality of life through learning with aloha.


ASC believes in the advancement of intellectual and creative freedom. We foster a culture and organizational structure that values and supports these guiding principles and priority actions:

     1. Access to education 

     2. Diversity and Cultural Infusion

     3. Stewardship of the Natural and Constructed                   Environment

     4. Community Partnerships and Economic Impact

Providing outstanding support and infrastructure for community based learning, rooted in Puna, Hawai`i

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