At Southfield Christian School the Honor Code was created so that students would not be bound by abstract rules and regulations, but rather by the Word of God. 
 
The following five core values are being embraced by students, administrators and teachers.

Honor

Scripture: Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

Honor is to regard or treat an individual or group with admiration and respect. The Honor Code expressly forbids the following violations:
 
  • Degrading statements about oneself, another individual or group.
  • Any action that seeks to take advantage of or belittle another person or group.
  • Anything that does not seek the best interest of the individuals involved will not be tolerated.
Honor: Rights and Responsibilities...
 
  • I have a right to be honored/respected.  It is my responsibility to not intimidate my fellow students and to treat others with dignity and respect.
  • I have a right to privacy and to my own personal space.  It is my responsibility to accept others’ right to privacy and personal space.

Integrity

Scripture: Leviticus 19:11 “Do not lie. Do not steal. Do not deceive one another.”
 
Integrity involves a firm adherence to moral and ethical values.  The Honor Code expressly forbids the following violations:
 
 
  • Lying – making an untrue statement verbally or in writing with the intent to deceive.
  • Cheating – copying or giving your own work to another; giving or receiving information regarding a test before, during, or after the test.
    • Stealing – taking or attempting to take property, whether physical or intellectual, without right or permission.
    • Plagiarism – representing others’ ideas or expressions, whether published or unpublished, as your own without proper citation of credit.
 
Integrity: Rights and Responsibilities...
 
  • I have a right to be dealt with honestly.  It is my responsibility to be honest at all times.
  • I have a right to have my property, both physical and intellectual, protected.  It is my responsibility to protect the physical and intellectual property of others. 

Respect

Scripture: Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it”

Respect is to esteem and hold in high regard the things in our surroundings. The Honor Code expressly forbids the following violations:
 
 
  • Defacing school property or an individual’s personal property.
  • Using an item for something other than its intended purpose.  
  • Treating someone else’s property with contempt.
  • Being involved with any action that does not seek the best interest of the things with which one comes into contact.
 
Respect: Rights and Responsibilities...
 
  • I have a right to function in an environment where personal and public property is treated with respect.  I have the responsibility to take care of and respect personal and public property.  

Responsibility

Scripture: Hebrews 4:13 “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”  
 
Responsibility involves being fully accountable for one’s thoughts, words and actions.  
 
Responsibility: Rights and Responsibility...
 
  • I have a right to learn in this school.  It is my responsibility to listen to instructions, work quietly and to follow the classroom guidelines set out by my teachers and classmates.
  • I have the right to hear and to be heard.  It is my responsibility not to talk, or interfere when others are speaking.
  • I have a right to receive graded tests, projects, etc. back within a reasonable time.  It is my responsibility to complete and submit assignments on the due dates that are given.
  • I have the right to have choices.  It is my responsibility to accept the consequences of the choices I make.

Diligence

Scripture: Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
 
Diligence  involves giving a full and honest effort.  
 
Diligence: Rights and Responsibility...
 
  • I have the right for the staff at Southfield Christian to work wholeheartedly towards my spiritual and academic success. It is my responsibility to share in that wholehearted effort.
  • I have a right to strive for high level achievement. It is my responsibility to accept correction, guidance and encouragement when I do not.
  • I have a right to understand. It is my responsibility to pursue the wisdom and truth set before me.
Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God.

Southfield Christian School

28650 Lahser Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034 
248-357-3660
A Ministry of Highland Park Baptist Church