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Located on the leeward coast of the island of O, ahu, Wai' anae High School serves a rural community with the largest population of native Hawaiians in the world. The school also serves a high concentration of students from low-income families and students who receive special education services. The Hawaiian Studies Program (HSP) at Wai'anae High School is a school within a school that began in 1997 with 30 students. During the 2002-2003 school year, the program included 60 students in Grades 10 through 12. The program is open to all students and includes wide racial, ethnic, and academic diversity