Being honorable or having integrity is not necessarily something that you are born with. It’s more of a conscious decision you make each day to do the right thing. ESA coaches us to be honorable people by demonstrating the importance of trust and honesty. The trust we so value here relies on reciprocal action. We can have an open campus where teachers aren’t constantly hovering... but that’s only if we also do our part and not violate that trust, if we prove that we value that trust.
The ESA Honor Code
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.
ESA's Honor Code provides the foundation for the principle values of our community: honor, trust, and respect.
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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 way 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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana
Episcopal School of Acadiana is a private coeducational day school for students in grades PK3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor.