Mercersburg believes that education includes the development of integrity and honor. In addition to expecting honesty in our day-to-day interactions, our honor system applies to all academic work. All academic work represented by a student to be his or her own should comply with the honor system. We expect that all work submitted by the student is Honor Pledged; students indicate that understanding by writing "Honor Pledged" above their signature unless a faculty member has given other instructions. The signature of the student on any paper reaffirms full, official acceptance of the pledge:
Upon my honor, I have neither given nor received aid with this work.
When using books or articles in the preparation of papers a student must give proper credit to the sources used for passages, words or ideas. Failure to do so is plagiarism and therefore an honor offense. A student who violates the honor system is morally obligated to report himself or herself to a member of the faculty or the chairperson of the Conduct Review Committee. A student observing an infraction of the system is expected to inform the offender of his knowledge and urge him or her to report the offense. If the offender refuses to do so, the witness is urged to report the violation to the chairperson or to the teacher in whose class the violation has occurred. Honor violations are regarded as serious offenses for which a student calls into question his or her place in the school. The Conduct Review Committee responds to honor violations.
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Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 440 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $6 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance to New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg PA 17236 717-328-6173