I will not lie, cheat, or steal in any of my academic endeavors.

I will forthrightly oppose each and every instance of academic dishonesty.

I will not request, receive, or give aid in examinations/tests/quizzes.

I will not give or receive illicit aid in class work, homework, in the preparation of reports, or in any other work that is to be used by the teacher as the basis of grading. I will understand the difference between studying and reviewing with others (which often is acceptable) and producing written documents that are submitted under my name for credit (which can only be done alone).

I will not copy from or collaborate with others in completing homework. When I put my name on a homework assignment, I attest that all of the work on the assignment is my own in origin and content.

In the case of all essays and research papers, I will carefully cite all external sources. I will not represent someone else’s work as my own. I will do my very best to learn from my teachers the clear distinctions between appropriate research and plagiarism, intentional or unintentional.

I will never use any “study aids” such as Cliff’s Notes, Sparks Notes, or other materials, nor will I watch a movie/video version of a work of literature before or during study of it in school, unless I’ve been given specific permission (in a unique circumstance) to do so. I will do the reading for myself and strive to understand it for myself.

I will give prompt (and confidential) notification to the appropriate faculty member or the Dean and Headmaster if I observe academic dishonesty in any course. I will let my conscience be my guide if I should make such a report.

I will never attempt to pass off work completed in class or during instructional time as if it had been completed the night before as homework.