Student Honor Code
As Christians, we are called to conduct ourselves in a “manner of life” that is “worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Philippians 1:27). Veritas Classes affirms that the Bible is the source of all truth and wisdom, and that it is the standard by which we are to live before others. As Paul wrote to Timothy, “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…” (I Timothy 3:16). To this end, students enrolled in Veritas Classes are expected to act with honor in their demeanor, their academic work, and their relationships with teachers and classmates. The following five values constitute the Veritas Classes Student Honor code.
Honesty – Be truthful and accurate in the performance and presentation of academic work.
“For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.” (2 Corinthians 8:21)
Integrity – Adhere faithfully to biblical principles of good conduct.
“He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity…” (Proverbs 12:7)
Diligence – Work hard and well in what is required of you by others.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ…” (Col. 3:23-24)
Accountability – Take responsibility for your actions and the consequences of your actions.
“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you…” (Hebrews 13:17)
Respect – Treat others with kindness and civility.
“We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.” (I Thessalonians 5:12-13)
The Honor Code Pledge
“Before God and my parents, I commit myself to uphold the values of Veritas Classes: honesty, integrity, diligence, accountability, and respect.”
Student _____________________________ Date ___________________
Parent (witness)_____________________________ Date ___________________