Ka Leo O Kalani

Freshmen transition to high school

Ka Leo Staff, Student Life

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Transitions to High School is a class at Kalani that all freshmen are required to take and it helps incoming students set goals and learn necessary skills to succeed in academia and life. Focus, time management, and study skills are emphasized. 

Students say focusing is an essential life skill. In Transitions, students learn tricks for being and staying focused and developing self-control. 

Students in Ms. Tang’s Period 2 Transitions to High School class work collaboratively on group projects at round tables. Photo by A. Tang 2018.

”We also develop studying skills and listen to music in order to get into the zone,” Taina Tanuvasa stated. “The class will help freshmen make their studying skills stronger.”

Current students say the workload is manageable.

“We don’t have that much homework but sometimes we have big projects,” Camille Dias said. “We had to do a poster and a letter to ourselves.

Most of the work is done in class, some collaborative and some independent.

“We only have homework if we don’t finish the work that we do in class,” Sara Kang said.

Students say the class is graded “mostly” on effort. The skills you learn in this class will benefit you throughout high school and college. 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    AP Computer Science Principles opens wide the world of computers

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    Journalism sharpens writing skills

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    Chorus teaches discipline & confidence

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    Computer Programming challenges & inspires

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    Veni Vidi Vici to Latin

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    AP Capstone motivates students to aim high

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    German offers unique opportunities for Hawaii students

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    Health & Nutrition teaches skills for life

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    Business creates well-rounded students

  • Freshmen transition to high school

    Kalani Electives

    Unlock your creativity through photography

Navigate Right
The student news site of Kalani High School
Freshmen transition to high school