The Punahou Journey
Academy Course Listing

Punahou Explorations

What is Explorations?
Punahou Explorations courses provide Punahou Academy students, and visiting high-school students during the summer, with an immersive opportunity to explore unique, transdisciplinary topics in a non-graded learning environment.

Information for Summer 2021
This summer, courses will fall under the theme of College and Career Explorations, and students will engage in relevant and authentic learning experiences related to their academic and career interests while developing 21st century skills.

Course Offerings
  • Artificial Intelligence: Building and Training Your Own Algorithm
  • Earth, Wind, Fire: A Survey of Natural Energy
  • Gearing Up For A Global World
  • Get Published: Becoming a Children's Book Author
  • Girls Talk Back
  • Latin America Today Through a Social Justice Lens
  • O‘ahu: An Exploration of Home Through ‘Ōlelo, Mo‘olelo, and Mele
  • Personal Development through Positive Psychology
  • S+Well Care: Building a Personal Wellness Plan
  • Senior Transitions: Leaving, Landing, and Staying Well after High School
  • Storytelling Through the Punahou Archives
  • The Art of Entrepreneurship
  • “Worthy of a Free Man”: A Liberal Arts Education
Program Dates
June 14 – July 23
Course Timing (all HST)
8 – 10 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
All online; mostly SYNCHRONOUS; 10 hours/week
Tech Requirements
Computer or tablet with a reliable, consistent internet connection.
Course Fees
Current Punahou faculty


All registration for the courses listed above, including Explorations and Global Online Academy, must be completed through Punahou School’s Registration Website: ASAP Connected

New families who do not have students currently enrolled at Punahou, or who have never taken a Summer School or Co-Curricular offering at Punahou, will not yet have an existing ASAP account. You should click the Create an Account button on the login page to set up a new account for registration.

Please note that current Punahou families will be able to register one week before visiting families, so courses with limited capacity may be filled quickly. You are welcome to register for the waitlist, where offered.
All registration must be completed through ASAP Connected

Key Dates

March 3 at noon
Registration begins for Punahou Families
March 10 at noon
Registration begins for Visiting Families
April 15 at 4 p.m.
Registration Deadline
June 14 - July 23
Academy Summer School Session