Academic Honesty Policy
Our policy is inspired by and in line with the academic honesty policy of the IB organization.
-Maintain hygiene of person and place at all times. Wash hands frequently.
-Masks must be worn indoors and in enclosed spaces. Masks are currently not required outdoors.
-Covid conduct changes as circumstances require. All members of the MBHS community are expected to act always with the best interests and well-being of the entire community at heart.
-Students must be fully vaccinated and eligible for Tav Yarok (Green Pass) to participate in the International Program. Students who are unable to be fully vaccinated before arrival must agree to complete vaccination protocol upon arrival in Israel.
Students must ensure a clean, orderly appearance and appropriate attire that respects the school framework.
Campus and Classroom Rules:
Laptop Use Policy
*The computer is an essential part of your school supplies. Arrive with your computer fully charged every day.
*The computer is your personal property. Take good care of it!
*Use of computers during class is according to the instruction of the teacher.
Please review the Academic Honesty Policy for expectations regarding conduct surrounding all assignments and assessments.
The school educates towards integrity and fairness in all aspects of school life, including exams.
Attendance on Internal Assessment days is mandatory.
In extenuating circumstances where an absence on an Internal Assessmentday and cannot be avoided, an application for exemption must be made directly to the Head of the International Program and in some cases to the IB organization.
Do not write exams in pencil or erasable ink. Do not use white-out on exams.
External Exams/Assessments are subject to the guidelines and regulations of the IB organization. These rules will be communicated to all students and families several months in advance of the External Assessment.
Cleanliness and Order:
Students are responsible to maintain the cleanliness of the school and classrooms.
Students should lift chairs onto tables at the end of the school day to facilitate cleaning of floors.
We believe that the responsibility for attendance, participation and therefore success ultimately lies with the student. Students may take up to 10% unexcused absences for each subject. These absences may not include assessment periods and other class projects that will defined in advance. Students must carefully consider any absence and decide with full knowledge of the academic and personal consequences. Exceeding 10% unexcused absences may negatively impact School Based Assessment as reflected in the reports at the end of each trimester. Students with excess absence will be summoned to a meeting with their mentor to discuss improvement in attendance. Students that will miss over 30% of a certain class will not be able attend the assessment periods for that class.
Lateness is disruptive to the individual and the group. Every student should be sure to arrive on time.
Lateness will be recorded in ManageBac. 3 instances of lateness will equal one absence on the attendance record.
Students later than 5 minutes will not be admitted to class and this will be recorded as an absence.
A student asked to leave class by a teacher for disruptiveness will return after 5 minutes. If asked to leave twice in the same class, it will be recorded as an absence. Absence due to disruption will be recorded in Managebac and will influence assessment in the areas of social and academic functioning.
Participation in all school sponsored social activities is mandatory. Any student who knows in advance that they will miss an activity must speak with their mentor and request approval to be absent.
Mae Boyar High School is a leader in sharing the culture of healthy living. Physical education teachers are interested in helping all students overcome physical and emotional challenges. Persistence, training and practice in and out of class all contribute to success.
Throughout high school, activities and lectures are held in the field of physical activity and health.
Physical Education and Sports Activities procedures:
The Code of Conduct will be reviewed yearly by a committee of students, families, and educators.
The principles of academic honesty are communicated within the school community in various ways.
Academic Honesty – Malpractice
IBO regulations clearly state the responsibilities of each IB student:
“The candidate (student) is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all work submitted for assessment is authentic, with the work or ideas of others fully and correctly acknowledged. Candidates are expected to comply with all internal school deadlines; this is for their own benefit and may allow time for revising work that is of doubtful authorship before the submission of the final version.” Academic Honesty (2011)
Academic Honesty Violations
An academic honesty committee is assembled to address any suspicion of academic malpractice. The student will have the opportunity to address any concerns and clarify any possible misunderstandings and correct course as needed. Incidents that are determined to be academic malpractice on any school-based or IB assessment will be addressed according to the principles of the “Yellow Card, Red Card” system: a first violation results in a warning and a second violation results in permanent dismissal from the school.
An incident of malpractice on any IB internal assessment once a warning has been issued, is addressed in the following manner:
An incident of malpractice or misconduct during an IB exam is addressed in the following manner:
International Baccalaureate Organization (July 2011), Academic Honesty Policy, Cardiff: IBO.
International Baccalaureate Organization (September 2016), General Regulations, Geneva, Switzerland: IBO.
All IB students at MBHS are subject to the regulations contained in the official IBO documents entitled “Academic Honesty Policy” and “General Regulations: Diploma Program.”
Acknowledged as a working document, the MBHS International Academic Honesty Policy is reviewed annually by the IB coordinator, IB teachers and school administration.
The academic honesty policies for various schools available online and those posted on the OCC site were examined, and it was concluded that, in many cases, our policy concurs with the phrasing of some of their policy components.
Director of Outreach and Admissions MBHS International
Kate was born in New Zealand, grew up in New Hampshire, went to college in New York and then moved to a new country. After a successful 9 years as the Artistic Director of a theatre company in Jerusalem, she started a new career in student services and education management and has worked as the Director of Admissions for Hebrew College, the Deputy Director and then Director of Young Judaea Year Course, and is now excited to be part of the team building this new international program at Mae Boyar High School in Jerusalem.
Kate is responsible for all aspects of the admissions process from strategic enrollment management planning to counseling families about the benefits, opportunities and challenges of the program, conducting and reviewing student interviews and assessments, and leading the admissions committee and the scholarship committee. Kate has a BSc in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MA in English Literature from Hebrew University. She lives in Jerusalem with her spouse and 3 children.
Co-Founder and Pedagogical Leadership Liaison Director of Educational Support Services, Society for Advancement of Education, Jerusalem
Eden has over 20 years of experience treating and teaching students with learning difficulties and was a district supervisor for the Ministry of Education.
Eden is director of the “Hidden Sparks” program at SAE and serves as a coach for a number of schools. She is also responsible for establishing and operating the Niot Project, a SAE division for treating youth with learning difficulties. Her focus is cultivating the professional staff in all SAE schools and residences, so that their work with youth with learning difficulties will be more effective.
Eden holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Special Education from the Hebrew University, and is the co-Founder and Pedagogical Leadership Liaison of the MBHS International Program at Boyar High School.
Co-founder and Head of International Program MBHS International
Shachar has devoted his entire professional career to education, both formal and informal, at the high school and post-high school levels.
He started his professional career as the Director of the Zafit Regional Boarding school and from there relocated to New York to serve as the Director of the University Student Division of the World Zionist Organization, specializing in university student outreach, leadership development, and Israel education.
Shachar also served as the Head of the “Face to Face” program at Givat Haviva, and then the Director of International Development at the College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan before joining the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as the Director of the Undergraduate Division of the Rothberg International School, where he also taught Philosophy courses at the undergraduate level.
Shachar has an MA in Philosophy (with distinguished honors) from Tel Aviv University, and a BA Degree in History and Philosophy (with distinguished honors) from Ben-Gurion University. Shachar is a certified Philosophy and History teacher with IB experience, and a freelance lecturer. He is a retired Major in the IDF and is married and father of four.
Principal, Mae Boyar High School
Ms. Dafna Menashe Baruch, Principal of Boyar High School, has 27 years of experience in teaching, and has served as principal at Boyar High School since 2008. Prior to taking her post as principal, Dafna spent nine years teaching Hebrew literature at Boyar. She holds a BA in Hebrew Literature & Education, and a teaching license from the Hebrew University, and is currently completing an MA at the Schechter Institute.
CEO - The Society for the Advancement of Education
President of the Board - MBHS International
Eitan Moran has served as the CEO of the Society for the Advancement of Education since graduating from the prestigious Mandel School for Educational Leadership in 2008. His work has been focused on management, education, and contributions to society. Eitan is a founder of the Nadav Merhav Democratic School in Modi’in which he helped establish in 1999. During his time at the SAE Eitan has been involved in advancing education in every sector of Israeli society. With MBHS International he takes that mission to the international level. He holds a BA cum laude in Sociology and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in Management and Public Policy from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. A life-long learner, Eitan is also a graduate of several certificate programs in Leadership, Consulting, and Change from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London.