Independent schools accredited by the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) are expected to operate in the public interest and in accordance with HAIS Standards for Membership.
HAIS occasionally receives requests to investigate member schools’ alleged violations of HAIS Accreditation Standards. HAIS's response to such requests depends on the nature of the charges and the evidence offered. Only substantially supported allegations of practices that could seriously impair the quality and effectiveness of a school’s program, and are in conflict with the standards of the Association, can be considered by HAIS, and then only as a basis for further inquiry. HAIS will not intervene on behalf of individuals.
If the alleged circumstances do appear to be of the nature above described, HAIS may conduct a confidential inquiry with the knowledge of and in conference with those concerned. Findings will be reported to the HAIS Board of Directors for its consideration. Should HAIS deliberations lead to a recommendation for a change of the school’s status with the Association, the school has available the appeals procedure established and published by the Association.