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.|
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.