Academic Honesty Policy

  • I take Academic Dishonesty very seriously.  The following policy is the Academic Dishonesty policy as it is written in the Student Handbook.

    Academic Dishonesty

    Students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty may be subject to disciplinary penalties and grade penalties on assignments and tests.  Students discovered cheating on any assignment (including, but not limited to examinations, quizzes, papers, projects, worksheets), providing assistance, or copying the work of others will receive a “0” for the assignment and will not be allowed to make it up. This includes plagiarism, which is the use of another person’s original ideas or writing without giving credit to the true author. The determination that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty shall be based on the judgment of the classroom teacher or other supervising professional employees. Parent/Guardian contact will also be made by the teacher.  Academic Dishonesty involves unethical actions by a student to gain an unfair academic advantage. Such violations include, but are not limited to, the following actions:

    1. Plagiarism

         a. Submitting a paper, examination, or other assignment as one’s own when it was written or created by another individual.

         b. Verbatim copying, in part or whole, of another’s writing without proper citation and acknowledgement of the source in an accepted documentation format.

         c. Paraphrasing or restating someone else’s ideas without proper acknowledgement of such text.

         d. Falsely citing a source or attributing work to a source from which the referenced material was not obtained.

         e. Fabricating or altering data.

    2. Cheating

         a. Giving/receiving/using unauthorized aid on in-class or take-home examinations. 

         b. Giving/receiving/using unauthorized aid on class work, in the preparation of reports, or in any other work that is to be used by the teacher as the basis of grading. If approved by the teacher, group study/peer collaboration may be acceptable; students must follow teacher guidelines concerning group study/peer collaboration.

    Consequences for Academic Dishonesty / Cheating:

         a. Every offense – Parental contact by teacher, grade of zero, loss of credit and discipline referral to vice principal.

         b. Other consequences include lunch-time detention hall, ISS, and overnight suspension.

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