Academic honesty and integrity are essential to the very existence and viability of any academic community of distinction. Honorable behavior, a characteristic associated with the best inclinations of our humanity, prominently includes respect for others in words, thoughts, and deeds. One acts in honorable fashion when he/she displays respect for property, both personal property and that of others, as well. Academic honesty, respect for others, and respect for property all are reflections of the self-respect that North Broward Preparatory School teaches, nurtures, and expects at all times of every student who is a citizen of our school community.
Honorable behavior must become as routine a habit as getting up in the morning. As personal honor and personal integrity are traits that tend to forecast success, both in school and in life, North Broward puts a premium on such attributes. In particular, as an esteemed academic institution, it is essential for all students to acknowledge and commit themselves to the need to practice academic honesty.
North Broward Preparatory School students are expected to refrain from all forms of academic dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, misuse of electronic communication, or other deceitful forms of obtaining inflated grades. In addition to receiving all consequences listed below, students found to be in violations of the expectation for academic honesty, may lose additional academic and extracurricular privileges.
Our administration, along with the student body, developed the unique set of guidelines that govern the attitude and actions of our students. Students commit themselves to The Honor Code:
As a member of the North Broward Preparatory School community, I pledge to conduct myself at all times honorably and in a way that shows pride in myself, my family, my school and my community. As a person of honor I will show:
Respect For Academic Honesty in all my scholastic efforts. Not only will I not cheat, represent the work of others as my own, allow others to copy my work or plagiarize, but I will also at all times use my best efforts to accomplish the highest academic achievement of which I am capable.
Respect For Others in all my words, expressions and actions. I will be kind and polite to teachers, staff and fellow students, and refrain from hurtful remarks about appearance, race, religion, family, intelligence and sexuality. I will respect people's privacy. I will not deprive them of their right to be happy and successful in the school community.
Respect For Property at all times. Not only will I not steal, deface, destroy or litter, I also will at all times treat my school as I would my home and the property of others as private and not to be touched without their permission. I will take pride in my campus and go out of my way to always see to it that my school keeps its quality and appearance to a level in which I can take pride.