"Learning is Essential for Liberty" – Thomas Jefferson
This Honor Code was developed by Clear Creek ISD high school students
with the expressed intent to state that our Academic Integrity is being
challenged in the face of high stakes testing and reports of periodic
cheating. Therefore, it has become a moral imperative that our work
ethic today will impact our future.
We believe the students of Clear Creek ISD subscribe to becoming
self-directed learners and doing the best we can. Furthermore, we
believe that academic honesty is respecting yourself and others, as well
as claiming your own work.
We believe students are responsible for maintaining and supporting the
academic integrity of the school by completing all assigned work,
activities, and tests in an honorable process without engaging in
cheating, fraud, plagiarism, or prohibitive electronic assistance.
Through this effort, we will become trusted members of society and
prepared for the workforce of the 21st Century.
We believe teachers are responsible for monitoring students during all
assessments and holding students accountable for cheating. We believe
that each class and teacher is only as strong as each individual’s
personal commitment to integrity, honor, and responsibility. Teachers
are also encouraged to have faith in their student’s success and for
making sure the class is highly engaging.
We believe the measure of success of our school community is based on
the success of our students so the consequences below shall serve as a
deterrent to a violation of this Honor Code and Our Academic Integrity.
These consequences will be listed in our Secondary Student Code of
Conduct in addition to the In School Suspension consequence. As a
result of clear and compelling evidence of student’s cheating:
student shall receive a “0” for the school work, and is subject to a
“U” in conduct and disciplinary action (including ineligibility in the
There will be no retakes for students who cheat.
who are enrolled in advanced academic courses (Pre-AP/AP) will be
immediately removed from the advanced academic course and placed in the
next lower level class.
A student is not eligible for any final exam exemption.
A documented finding of academic dishonesty shall be reported on the student’s college application.
in violation of the Honor Code shall be immediately removed from the
National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society and any other
Honor Society that is an organized school event.