Ohana Institute is a fully accredited, independent, private, exploratory and innovative school serving students in grades 2 –12 in the Florida Panhandle. The school operates on a flexible calendar that emphasizes project-based learning and combines both theoretical and real-world experiences for students through an engaging and broad array of subjects.

Ohana’s staff is comprised of a blend of certified teachers and local professionals with strong expertise in their respective fields. Delivery of instruction occurs through a range of virtual courses (FLVS, Penda, iLearn) augmented by face-to-face instruction and discussion.

Ohana Institute achieved Full Accreditation Status as an outstanding academic institution by AdvanceED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). NCAA has approved Ohana Institute’s core courses. Elective courses are not part of the NCAA college entrance requirements.


The MISSION of Ohana Institute is to respect the individual needs of all students, foster a caring and creative environment and use innovative technology to deliver an experiential, student-centered blended education model. Ohana recognizes the individuality of each child and that all children are creative and need to succeed. Ohana believes that the paths of learning include social, emotional, physical and intellectual development which invites the passionate pursuits of each individual student’s interests.


The VISION of Ohana Institute is to provide a personalized learning path that truly transforms education by discovering individual talents in an environment where students want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passion as a life path.