Honor Council

The Honor Code

In order to maintain honor and integrity in my relationships during school and during after school activities, I agree to abide by the following Howard School Honor Code:

  • No Cheating
  • No Stealing
  • No Bullying
  • No Vandalism
  • No Plagiarism
  • No Lying
  • No Disrespect
  • No Dishonesty

If I do vary from this path of honor, I will accept correction from others and the consequences dictated by The Howard School Honor Council

The Honor Council

The Honor Council was founded in 2006 to empower students to be leaders in setting the tone of honesty and respect within the high school student community. The Honor Council's task is to uphold The Howard School Honor Code, a document written and ratified by students in 2006. A student who is charged with an honor code offense will attend a hearing before the Honor Council, a group of students who are elected by their peers each school year. With the guidance of a faculty sponsor, the Honor Council students recommend an appropriate consequence and follow up plan of action for any student who violates the Honor Code. Rather than punishment that is arbitrary and out of context, the goals of the Honor Council decisions are restitution/giving back to the community, students' learning from their mistakes, and students' mending relationships with faculty and/or peers.