College & Career Resource Center (CCRC)
Mrs. Kaiewa Muranaka
College & Career Counselor
E-mail: kaiewa_muranaka@notes.k12.hi.us (*preferred method of contact*)
Phone: 808.307.2470| Fax: 808.637.8209


APPOINTMENTS
STUDENTS
*Walk-in:  recess, lunch, and after school

*Scheduled appointments:  Please complete an appointment form found outside of the CCRC in the Library or e-mail Mrs. Muranaka to schedule an appointment.  Mrs. Muranaka will summon you at her earliest convenience.

PARENTS
Please e-mail or call Mrs. Muranaka to schedule an in-person or phone appointment.  

Class of 2019 CCRC Notifications via Remind App

STUDENTS of the Class of 2019:
To receive mass notifications/announcements/reminders from the CCRC, sign up by clicking HERE.

PARENTS for students in the Class of 2019:
You may also sign up for notifications via the Remind App (use the link above under the Student section), however, please keep in mind that some of the messages you may receive will be intended for students such as college visit speaker session reminders at WHIS.  Please continue to check this website if you do NOT want mass notifications/reminders. 


Don't know where to start your college/career planning?
START HERE!!!  Visit "Big Future" by College Board:  

-Explore colleges, careers, majors
-Information on financial aid, scholarships, and anything else college/career related
-Search for colleges/careers by using very specific filters such as personality, likes/dislikes, environments, school size, etc.  
-Learn more about your personality and match specific careers/majors to your personality


WHIS will be participating in Hawaii P-20's Cash for College Challenge!  This challenge encourages ALL families to complete the FAFSA (for current 12th grade students).  If we increase our FAFSA completion numbers by 5% from last year (we need at least 70 families to complete the FAFSA by March 15, 2019), the senior class will win $500 to use towards senior year events such as graduation and prom.  Additional cash prizes will be awarded to schools with highest FAFSA completion rates and largest percentage point increase from the previous year.

Even if you aren't thinking of attending college as your first choice for after high school, please complete the FAFSA as a back-up plan so you will have some financial help if you decide last minute to attend.  This will also help increase our percentage of completion and will help to earn money for your senior year events!

If you attend one of our FAFSA Completion Workshops here at WHIS, not only will you receive assistance from a financial aid officer to help complete the FAFSA, but you will be entered to win 2 ADDITIONAL WHIS GRADUATION TICKETS (one entry per family in attendance; 12th grade families only)!!! 

You may also complete the FAFSA from the comfort of your own home.  WHIS will still earn credit for your completion of the FAFSA because the application will ask for the name of your high school.

The FAFSA opens on OCTOBER 1, but be sure that both student AND parent create an FSA ID BEFORE completing the FAFSA.  The earlier you complete the FAFSA, the more money will be available for your aid.