To donate money:
Mail check to VSAS PO Box 845, Volcano, HI 96785
Drop off check or cash to us at one of our campuses.
We also accept donations of items such as furniture, functioning technology, paper, and educational supplies. Please contact us at 808-985-9800 before dropping off items for donation.
As a public charter school in Hawaiʻi, VSAS is funded primarily by the state. However, this funding is not sufficient and we rely on fundraising to implement a high quality educational program. Fundraising needs include curriculum materials, technology, musical instruments, art supplies, enrichment classes, Healthy Food Program, Green Team, and school bus service.
Currently, our primary fundraising goal is for the construction of a new campus, located at the Keakealani site on Haunani Road.
At VSAS, we have numerous opportunities for parent and community volunteers to get involved during the school day, at special evening or weekend events, or even from home. Some volunteer opportunities include classroom teacher assistance, campus maintenance and beautification, supporting green initiatives and waste diversion, assisting with fundraising events, grant writing, volunteering for the Cooper Center, serving on the Governing Board or Friends of VSAS board, organizing in the school library, teaching an after-school enrichment class, chaperoning for field trips, helping with special events such as the Book Fair and family nights, and assisting with art programs such as the Spring Musical and Middle School Theater program.
The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences, PCS requires a minimum of four hours of volunteer service for our school per family per year.
We track volunteer hours to include in grant applications and reports of school performance. Please use the VSAS Volunteer Form to report your hours. Completed forms may be turned into the school office.
High School Counselor
The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences Hawaiʻi-Focused Public Charter School is seeking a High School Counselor to support 9-12 grade students' academic, career, and personal development. This full-time, 10-month position is responsible to:
Provide guidance and support for students to develop and fulfill academic plans directed toward their career interests.
Provide counseling and interventions for individuals and groups of students to address a variety of social-emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal problems such as bullying, anger management, low self-esteem, depression, grief, peer conflicts, relationship issues, family/home life challenges, etc.
Support teachers with implementation of Social-Emotional Learning curriculum, Wayfinder.
Collect, aggregate/disaggregate, analyze, and present data related to college/career readiness and social-emotional well-being of students.
Convene and participate in Student Focus Team meetings for High School students, as appropriate.
Coordinate college and career preparation exams including PSAT, SAT, career interest surveys, etc. as well as questionnaires to monitor and address students’ social-emotional well-being.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with students and their families. Remain accessible and maintain regular communication with student parents/caregivers.
Collaborate with other teachers and support staff to address student needs.
We are seeking a candidate with knowledge and understanding of adolescent development, contemporary issues facing adolescents, and resources and services available to students, teachers/staff, and families. Essential to the success of the High School Counselor is the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with high school aged youth and their families.
We are seeking a candidate who shares Volcano School’s philosophies to social-emotional learning including growth mindset, positive discipline, solution-based, and restorative approaches. The ideal candidate is a lifelong learner who models a growth mindset and enjoys professional inquiry and collaboration.
Degree and licensing as a school counselor, licensed social worker, therapist, or teacher
A minimum of two years of secondary school counseling or teaching experience, preferably in Hawaiʻi
Facility for establishing positive relationships with high school-aged youth and their families
Understanding of Hawaiʻi and local culture
Understanding of adolescent psychology and development
Familiarity with and commitment to growth mindset, positive discipline, and restorative practices
Experience with data collection and analysis
Proficiency with using Google Suite, MS Office, and web-based curricula
Organized and independent self-starter
Reliable and professionally responsible
Salary, hours, and benefits are aligned with collective bargaining agreements. Salary is based on education and years of service in Hawaiʻi.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Type: Full-time, 10-month
Salary: Counselor/Teacher (HSTA) $50,325-$95,090 *
Licensed Social Worker/Therapist (HGEA) $56,280-$80,124 Benefits: Full benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement,
Paid Sick Leave and State Holidays
To apply, send resume, cover letter, and professional references including at least one supervisor to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the position you are applying for in the subject line. For more information, contact Principal Kinney at email@example.com.
Volcano School seeks qualified substitutes for teachers, educational assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodial and office staff. To apply, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up an application in person. For resumes or applications sent by email, please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.
Electives and After School Enrichment Instructors
Electives and After School Enrichment Instructors in cultural, visual, and performing arts including hula, hula drama, theater, dance, painting/drawing, sculpting/carving; robotics/3D printing; sports; etc. Send resume and letter of interest to email@example.com.
Please be sure to note which position you are applying for when submitting application documents.
The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences (VSAS) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.