St. Johns students are required to maintain the highest standard of integrity, one of personal honesty and independence. By acceptable self-conduct, a student assists fellow students to abide by a proper set of values which is expected in a school environment and by society at large.
Students shall not engage in any of the following: giving or receiving information on tests, quizzes or any other graded assignment unless otherwise allowed by the teacher; plagiarism; theft or vandalism of school property or of another individual’s private property; harassment of others; lying, or dishonorable actions of any kind.
Recognizing that the existence of an honorable community requires the participation and support of all its members, it is expected that a student will report a violation when witnessed. This may be done confidentially to a teacher, an advisor, a guidance counselor, or an administrator.
Students will receive a written policy and procedures statement from each subject matter teacher. The statement will outline academic honesty policies specific to the teacher’s class.
“I pledge that I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this assignment.”