As a member of Episcopal School of Acadiana, I pledge that I will not lie, cheat, or steal, or withhold information concerning those who do.
The Honor Code applies to Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, in forms appropriate to each division.
The Lower School years are a time of introduction of the principles inherent in the Honor Code. Teachers and administrators present the idea of honor and demonstrate to students how to incorporate principles of honor into their interactions with teachers and with other students. Violations are handled in much the same was as other Lower School discipline issues – through discussion and as a time for learning and reflection.
In the Middle School, Honor Code violations are reviewed by the Middle School Head, who handles each offense in consultation with designated faculty. Students receive age-appropriate consequences, and are given plenty of opportunity to learn from their mistakes and to further their understanding of honor and ethics.
In the Upper School, elected and appointed student representatives serve on the Upper School Honor Council, alongside faculty members. The Honor Council has two purposes: judicial and educational. The Council will review and judge any case that comes before it concerning violations of the Honor Code. Recommendations will be made to the Head of the Upper School. Final appeal rests with the Headmaster. The Honor Council also discusses the Honor System at the beginning of the year at a student assembly and at other appropriate times to educate the student body about the processes and expectations of the system.