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HONOR STATEMENT

Notre Dame Preparatory School is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence, spiritual growth and social justice. To achieve these goals we work together to establish an atmosphere of trust. The values of honesty and integrity are elements essential to this commitment. Accordingly students are encouraged to grow in their understanding of the principles of honor. Honor enables us to demonstrate our belief in the dignity and value of each member of the Notre Dame community.  When we value personal integrity and the integrity of the community, we act according to the principles of honorable behavior at all times. Specifically, we accept responsibility for our own actions, and we refrain from using crib sheets; copying or giving homework; receiving or giving prior information for tests or quizzes; plagiarism (copying from printed material or electronic media without citing the sources); stealing; lying; using inappropriate language; or abusing others or their property, on or off campus.

 

"Notre Dame Preparatory School is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence, spiritual growth, and social justice."

 

Disregard for the honor statement will be subject to administrative and/or faculty review and subject to appropriate sanctions. A student who violates the Honor Code faces consequences including, but not limited to, detention, suspension, or expulsion. Ordinary sanctions for violations of the honor statement will be:

  1. For stealing, lying or other dishonorable behavior inconsistent with the school philosophy, the student will be required to make proper restitution and will receive consequences appropriate to the seriousness of the infraction, up to and including, suspension or expulsion.
  2. For plagiarism of any kind the student will receive consequences appropriate to the seriousness of the infraction, up to and including, suspension or expulsion.
  3. For cheating, the student will receive a zero on the test, quiz, and/or assignment.
  4. For violating the technology acceptable use policy, the student will meet with the Dean of Students and will be subject to appropriate sanctions.