Free college credit available for high school students with new sustainability course

The Pacific & Asian Affairs Council, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikolanithe College of Hawaiian Language and ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo are collaborating to offer an opportunity for up to 30 Hawaii public high school students to earn college credit for free through an online course focusing on sustainability.

Starting in the 2021 spring semester, this online course will cover eight of the United Nations sustainable development goals as a framework to introduce the challenges to sustainability and how they relate to Hawaii. Students who complete the course will not only earn college credit but also be supported in seeking social studies credit through their high schools.

This course offering is the first time UH-Hilo and the College of Hawaiian Language have offered an Early College opportunity open to all public high school students throughout Hawaii. The course is offered at no cost to students, thanks to the generous support of the Mamoru & Aiko Takitani Foundation.

Applications are due by midnight Monday, Nov. 16.

For more information about eligibility, learning outcomes and course structure or to apply, visit


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