Honor Code

The St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Honor Code was implemented 2010 to ensure that students practice moral leadership, accept personal responsibility, and develop strong Catholic Christian character.

At the heart of the Honor Code is the Catholic Social Teaching that recognizes the sacredness and dignity of each human person. We are all members of God’s family, and maintaining trust among all of us is vital to building a school community founded on Jesus Christ and his teachings.

The students of St. Margaret Mary Catholic School agree to follow the Honor Code stated below:
  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic School students demonstrate respect for others and their property. They follow the Golden Rule by treating others as they would like to be treated. They speak to and about others with kindness and ask permission before taking something that is not theirs. They take care of school property and the property of others.
  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic School students always tell the truth. They are honest and cooperative with administration, faculty, and fellow students, even when questioned about wrong doing.
  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic School students demonstrate academic responsibility and integrity. All homework, reports, tests, exams, or other graded or ungraded material is the sole work of the student whose name appears on the work. All work is properly cited and no unauthorized help is given or accepted.
  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic School students uphold the Honor Code and work together with their parents, school staff, and each other to live its principles each day.

Portions of the text of this Honor Code have been adapted from:
“Honor Code.” St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, Greenville, SC.
Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions. USCCB, 1999