Altamont's Honor Code establishes an environment of trust and honor at the school by focusing on individual integrity. Honor is first and foremost in all that we do. Our Honor Code is simple: students promise not to lie, cheat, or steal. Commitment to these principles makes Altamont a place where students feel safe and free to leave their backpacks, laptops, cell phones, even wallets, unattended, knowing that no one will take them. It also makes Altamont a place where teachers trust students to act with integrity, which creates a special dynamic in the classroom.
Altamont's Honor Code is enforced by a student Honor Court. Five students sit on the court and hear cases in which a student’s academic integrity is in question. Four members of Honor Court are elected by the student body, one is elected by the faculty.