After-School Classes



After-School Classes: “Connect to the World”

PAAC's after-school classes expose students to critical global events of our time and challenge students to create real solutions for these issues.  The class consists of innovative simulations, discussions, group projects, role-play, speakers, field trips, and a service-learning project called the Global Action Project (GAP).  For the Fall 2020 semester, PAAC is offering after-school global studies classes at eight high schools: Aiea, Campbell, Farrington, Kapaʻa, Kealakehe, Konawaena, Waiākea, and Waialua. Learn more.


Hawaii Sustainable Development Goals Course

PAAC and the College of Hawaiian Language (Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani and ʻImiloa Center) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo are collaborating to offer an opportunity for Hawaiʻi high school students to earn college credit for free through an online course focusing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through global and local contexts. This course is being offered at select public schools for school year 2022-23.  Learn more.


After-School Mandarin Chinese Language Classes

Mandarin Chinese is designated as a critical language by the U.S. Department of State because of the critical role it plays in national security and economic prosperity.  It is also the most widely spoken first language in the world with nearly 900 million native speakers and over a billion speakers total.  PAAC supports offering this critical language to Hawaiʻi schools that do not currently offer it in their course selection.  Farrington and Mililani High School’s After-School Mandarin Chinese Language Classes have both successfully been piloted by PAAC.