The Honor Code
Providence Classical Christian Academy
In order to be consistent with the Christian character and values of Providence Academy and encourage and preserve the honor and integrity of the Providence community, the Academy expects its students to maintain high Biblical standards of personal and scholarly conduct.
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
As the Providence Classical Christian Academy student body, we are called to glorify God and love others well through our words and actions. Colossians 3:23 says, “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” This verse, so commonly overlooked, calls us to examine our hearts. Whom and what do we reflect through our words and actions? Do we delight in the Lord’s ground rules (Psalm 37:4) or do we make our own?
At Providence, rules and principles are set and enforced to encourage integrity, responsibility, honor, and respect. This honor code is written as a reminder of whom we are called to be as God-fearing students, rather than a set of restrictions and boundaries. 1 John 5:3 says, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” Loving our God through obedience to the authorities He has set in place is our calling, yet He promises that this obedience is not a burden.
This obedience takes the form of completing one’s own work rather than relying on or copying the work of another. It requires a commitment to following instructions and finishing assignments. It consists of citing sources properly out of respect for others’ work. Being trustworthy calls us to abide by the PCCA handbook, dress code, and media policy. Showing respect calls us to avoid unwholesome talk (Ephesians 4:29) and not only to respect, but honor our classmates, teachers, staff, and administrators as we speak.
As a student of Providence Academy, I pledge to be a person of integrity, a student that is accountable, a competitor that is noble, and a family member that is loyal. Out of my love for God, I commit to act obediently, righteously, and honorably in all things. In reverence to and love for God’s commands (1 John 5:3), I commit to this code. I accept the challenge of becoming a leader for Christ. To this end, I confirm this work is my own, and I understand I am accountable for the work I submit.