Having an Honor System to correspond with rules to govern a student body is one of the most time honored traditions in the academic realm.
From the university level to the most prestigious of private schools, an Honor System is a tradition that not only holds students accountable in their academic pursuits, but also gives them specific moral guidelines which can assist in molding their young lives.
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School is an example of an institution that holds a student’s honor, loyalty, and integrity above all else and seeks to maintain an environment that produces morally grounded individuals. Therefore, Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate maintains an Honor Code to which each student must adhere.
The Code states: “As a member of the Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School community, I believe that a commitment to personal integrity is critical to my own development and to that of our school. I, therefore, pledge to abide by the principles of the honor code which are not to cheat, lie, or steal, nor to tolerate these activities by others.”
Students sign all work submitted for a grade with the words “I Pledge” which symbolizes their commitment and binds them to the Honor Code.