John Paul II High School is a community based on faith, honesty, integrity, mutual respect, and responsibility. John Paul II High School places great emphasis upon integrity, an essential ingredient of one’s moral development, character and faith. Students are expected to uphold the Honor Code by representing themselves truthfully, doing their own work, and claiming for themselves only that which is truly theirs.
In order to help students maintain a quality of community life from which all members can benefit, student members of the Honor Council are charged with educating the student body on the meaning and importance of personal integrity and maintaining the highest standards that foster creative and intellectual pursuits in accordance with the Honor Code. Members of the Honor Council are also charged with upholding and ensuring the integrity of the Honor Code and taking part in the hearing procedures when necessary.
The principles embodied in the Honor Code are:
- All students are worthy of trust.
- Being trustworthy is an essential ingredient of character.
- Personal integrity is central to one’s moral development.
- Part of the mission of the school community is to foster a sense of moral responsibility in each of its students.