The Honor Code
The graduating class of 2011 observed that the substance policy would be strengthened if it were held in the larger context of the principles and ideals alive at Tara. Beginning at the before-school senior retreat, the class of 2012 discussed the topics of honor, respect, trust and accountability in preparation for creating Tara’s first written Honor Code. Writers from this class spent many hours working on and producing the final document.
The Honor Code sets forth the principles we hold as the highest ideals for our community. Each year’s senior class reviews and revises the document so that it remains a living representation of students' ownership of the ideals that are such an important part of our school; the Honor Code is read aloud to the community at the yearly Michaelmas festival and is available at the Tara office.
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More than anything, we realize that this document is merely a description of the qualities that are apparent the moment one steps onto our campus. We all felt it as freshmen, and we appreciate having it in written form because it is at the heart of the Tara experience.
Twelfth Grade Student