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Academic Honesty

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

The use of any form of unauthorized aid to complete an assignment or test is considered to be cheating. This activity is defined as, but not limited to:
  • Submitting for class credit any project or material which is partially or totally the work of someone else, including copying papers, homework assignments or tests.
  • Preparing work for another student or giving/lending assigned work to another student who will represent this work as his/her own.
  • Communicating with anyone other than the teacher during a test, including giving or receiving verbal, written or visual aid during a test.
  • Willfully exchanging (receiving or disclosing) information as to the content of a test with any other student who will be taking the test in another class or section.
  • Using the Internet as a means to copy work or post work for other students to copy.
  • Plagiarizing work in any form, including plagiarism committed by a member of a group in which the group is responsible for the assignment. In such a case, all members of the group have violated the Academic Honesty Policy.

Consequences

Teacher Discretion
  • Teacher sets clear expectations in regards to cheating/copying in class
  • Teacher should make it clear what will be handled internally and what will be a referral to the office
  • When referring to office, please make sure that the proof and evidence is included and that the incident is clearly documented on the referral
First Offense
  • Teacher conference with student/Parent phone call/Referral to Assistant Principal
  • Saturday School assigned
  • Student receives no credit for assignment/test
Second Offense
  • Teacher conference with student/Parent phone call/Referral to Assistant Principal
  • One day suspension assigned
  • Student receives no credit for assignment/testParent/Student Contract of Understanding is signed indicating the next cheating incident may involve a “Withdraw/F” from the class
Third Offense
  • Teacher conference with student/Parent phone call/Referral to Assistant Principal
  • Two day suspension assigned
  • Student receives no credit for assignment/test
  • Student may receive a “Withdraw/F” from the class

The following types of cheating will result in a three day suspension at home, a parent conference,
possible “Withdraw/F”, possible police involvement, possible District Discipline Committee:
  • Illegally obtaining an examination
  • Illegally obtaining or using a teacher’s edition to complete class assignments or homework
  • Changing a grade in a teacher’s grade book or computer