Honor Code

"As a community, we value honesty, respect and what is fair. We choose honor and integrity in everything we say and do." 


The MHS Honor Pledge

On my honor I have neither given nor received help on this work. Infractions of the honor code include cheating, plagiarism, lying and forgery, and illegal use of technology.

Honor Code Violations

The following are violations of the honor code and pledge outlined in Regulation 2601, Student Rights and Responsibilities Booklet.

  • CHEATING includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • communicating with another student during a test, quiz, or any other form of evaluation
    • copying or allowing copying in any testing situation
    • copying or allowing copying of homework, class work, projects, or other material unless specifically allowed by the teacher
    • using unauthorized notes or devices including any communication devices
    • attempting to cheat
    • submitting falsified information for grading purposes
    • obtaining a copy of and/or information about an examination or giving information about such examinations without the knowledge of the teacher
    • Study or homework collaboration is not considered academic dishonesty unless the teacher specifically prohibits such collaboration.
  • PLAGIARISM includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • presenting, as one's own, words, works, or opinions of someone else without proper acknowledgment
    • borrowing the sequence of ideas, the arrangement of material, or the pattern of thought of someone else without proper acknowledgment
    • failure to document with quotation marks any material copied directly from other sources
    • failure to provide a bibliography
    • use of another's work as one's own, particularly in the creative arts, e.g., themes, poems, musical compositions, or artwork
  • LYING and FORGERY include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • willfully telling an untruth or falsehood
    • any form of deceit, attempted deception, or fraud
    • lying to administrators, faculty members, and other staff
    • falsifying any school document
    • signing any signature that is not one's own
    • altering or falsifying notes and passes
  • ILLEGAL USE OF TECHNOLOGY includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Unauthorized or illegal use of, or access to, computers, software, telecommunications, or realted technologies, and any willful act that causes physical, financial, or other harm to, or otherwise disrupts information technology
    • illegal copying of copyrighted material

Disciplinary Action

After being made aware of an honor code violation, the grade-level administrator will schedule a conference with the student. In addition to academic consequences imposed by the teacher, the administrator may assign additional consequences for the offense.