As a student of Geffen Academy, I will adhere to the principles of integrity and equal opportunity. I will not impede other students' or my ability to learn and thrive, both as a student and as a person.
The students at Geffen Academy created an honor code that would encapsulate the key values of Geffen Academy and be a code that students could refer to in order to analyze any kind of behavior.
The development of this code is the first student-driven policy initiative at the school. The development of this code sets the stage for creating a truly democratic and just community.
The Honor Board
The Honor Board Purpose, Mission, and Vision
The purpose of the Geffen Academy Honor Board is to ensure a democratic and restorative process to address student behavior that is in violation of the Honor Code. The Honor Board’s mission is to provide a fair and equitable hearing process to address student behavior concerns and to suggest fair and equitable consequences or recommendations for restoring or repairing a situation.
The Honor Board’s vision is to create a school culture where students and educators see themselves as equally invested in the preservation of key elements of the Honor Code.
Honor Board Composition
Dean of Students
Two classroom educators
One permanent representative from each grade (6th, 7th, and 9th; 8th and 10th pending)
Two rotating "jury" members from the Upper School, randomly picked for each case presented
One advoate as indicated by the student in question, either another peer or educator