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Honor Code

The following code was created by some of JHCS' first students. It is a fundamental pillar of our school. Each fall, all JHCS students sign a public copy of this code, which is posted in the Commons.

As a member of the Jackson Hole Community School I recognize that a strong sense of ethics is fundamental to the objectives of earning a quality education and being part of a strong community. I therefore promise to maintain academic honesty, respect, and an unwavering sense of commitment toward the larger school community. These are qualities that give our school a unique, trusting atmosphere. I also understand that any act of dishonesty hurts the school community as a whole; therefore, I agree to abide by the following honor code:

On my honor, I pledge that I will not engage in the following acts:

Plagiarism — Claiming or implying original authorship of material which one has not actually created.

Cheating — Giving or receiving unauthorized information to give or gain an unfair academic advantage.

Lying — Any act of deception or fraud with the intention of deliberately misleading others.

Stealing — The act of taking the property of another without permission.

As a member of the community, I pledge to uphold the following values:

Safety — I will strive to create an environment where every person feels free from emotional and physical harm.

Honesty — Both through my actions and my words, I promise to develop and preserve relationships based on mutual trust.

Respect — I will strive to undertake the responsibility of being mindfully accepting and tolerant towards each member of the community.

I understand that any infraction of the honor code may result in my referral to the Honor Council. Consequences, which could include academic suspension or expulsion, will be recommended by a committee composed of staff and student members and given to the Head of School for final review. As a member of the Jackson Hole Community School, I hereby promise to hold myself, and fellow community members, to the highest standards of academic honesty and social values as presented in this code.