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Chesapeake Academy 5th-graders sign honor code

Above, Chesapeake Academy 5th-grader Tyler Dunaway leads his class in the official signing of the school honor code.
Chesapeake Academy 5th-graders recently signed the school honor code, an important initiation to middle school. By signing the official honor code, a large document displayed prominently in the middle school hallway,  students in grades 5-8 are acknowledging their understanding of the principles guiding the pledge as well as their commitment to upholding its promise.

While the official statement reads, “On my honor I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this work,” the code is much more than an honesty policy for school work and tests. The honor code is designed to promote honesty, respect, citizenship and integrity within the student community.

“It helps keep people honest,” noted 6th-grader Hollis Perona, a new student to Chesapeake Academy.

“It also makes me feel safe,” added classmate Austin Revere. “Generally people don’t lie about things, and nobody steals my stuff when I leave it out.”

Student council members are responsible for promoting and explaining the honor code to their peers in middle school. While lower school students are not required to sign the code, developing a strong understanding of its principles is an integral part of their school experience. 

posted 09.30.2009

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