Glenelg High School is a community where Scholarship is based on the core values of ethical integrity, honesty, and personal responsibility. We hold our students to the highest standards of performance and ethical integrity and expect each student to maintain those standards as they develop into tomorrow's leaders. We expect Glenelg students to take pride and responsibility in their actions. We will be called upon to make difficult choices each & every day of our lives. The decisions that we make will define our character. At Glenelg High School, we want to encourage the development of positive character traits. Our Honor Code is designed to ensure that our students reach that goal.
As a result, we will illustrate the types of actions that would negatively impact a student's character.
Student Responsibility: Students who have doubts about how the above violations could apply to a particular assignment must seek specific guidance from the instructor before turning the assignment in for a grade. This includes clarification on proper citations, whether work is to be independent or cooperative, and proper use of technology.
Due Process: When a violation has occurred, the teacher will confer with the student, notify a parent, and give the student the opportunity to request a due process meeting. If a due process meeting is requested, the student will be given the opportunity to discuss the specific Honor Code violation at a scheduled meeting with his or her teacher and instructional team leader or designee.
2nd (or subsequent) offenses:
Offenses are cumulative and consequences increase for each offense committed throughout a student’s career in the HCPSS.
A student’s disciplinary record is considered during the application process for all Honor Societies. A violation of the Honor Code may impact a student’s continued participation in any Honor Society and a staff member’s choice to complete recommendation letters for colleges, scholarships, and other programs. Information about violations may be shared with coaches and advisors of extracurricular activities upon request. It is much easier to explain a poor grade to your parents, a college, or a potential employer than to explain an Honor Code violation.
Parts of this policy are adapted from Dr. Andrea Goodwin, Associate Director, Office of Student Conduct, Univ. of Maryland presentation and the UM Code of Academic Integrity (instituted 1990-91), the River Hill High School Academic Integrity Policy & Honor Pledge, the Atholton High School Academic Integrity Policy, the Hammond High School Honor Code, the Marriotts Ridge High School Student Code of Honor and Integrity, the Wilde Lake High School Academic Honor Code, and the Virginia Tech Honor Code.