At R-MA, education goes beyond academics. In many ways, positive personal development is at the heart of our student experience. Each community member must adhere to an honor code: “On my honor as a student of Randolph-Macon Academy, I pledge not to lie, cheat, or steal nor tolerate those who do. I will conduct myself in a manner that will bring credit to myself, my family, and to Randolph-Macon Academy.”
It ensures that students, faculty, and staff members at R-MA remain committed to improvement – on collective and individual levels. Keep reading to learn what honor means at R-MA, how it helps our students reach their full potential, and how our educational programs promote ethical decision-making.
What Is the Honor Code at Our College Prep School? When staff and students commit to adhere to the R-MA honor code, they promise to strive toward honesty, mutual trust, and respect. Our emphasis on honesty prohibits lying, cheating, and stealing. Students are encouraged to hold themselves and others accountable when these honor code violations occur, fostering a culture of responsibility. Trust is another crucial part of the honor code at our college prep school.
By fostering a culture of mutual trust, we establish a positive environment where essential relationship skills and prosocial behaviors are practiced daily. A culture of mutual respect also plays a vital role in our student’s ability to relate with one another constructively. It sets them up to become distinguished members of their communities in the future.
How the R-MA Honor Code Helps Students Reach Their Full Potential
At our day and boarding school, we prioritize college readiness. By following the R-MA honor code, students are fully prepared to appeal to post-secondary institutions that want morally upright and positive new members of their communities. Once admitted to their dream college, students from R-MA exhibit a solid ability to forge and maintain relationships that enrich their personal and professional lives. Others note how our students walk through life with integrity, bringing about opportunities to appear at every turn.
How We Instill Honor in Our Private School Students
All educational programs at R-MA work together to instill the principles of honor into students. For example, the Cadet Leadership Development Program fosters the relational and leadership skills students need to succeed in all aspects of life. One of the four cadet leadership tracks is called the code of conduct, military courtesy, and drill.
This part of the program aims to teach students how to adhere to a code of conduct as part of a community. It fosters accountability by requiring students to create a personal roadmap reflecting their moral values. Our family-like learning environment, extracurricular activities, and college preparation programs help students focus on personal development and prepare for a bright future.
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