Academic honesty and personal integrity are fundamental components of a student’s educational experience.

Definition of Academic Dishonesty (Cheating): Presenting, as your own work, material that is not a true or valid representation of your own ideas or helping others to do the same.

Some forms of dishonesty are:

  • collaborating on an assignment (without teacher permission)

  • using written material on a test without the teacher permission

  • copying another person's work/homework

  • copying from a published work

  • knowingly allowing others to copy your work

Determination of Academic Dishonesty:

Any staff member who has reason to suspect that a student has participated in academic dishonesty will follow the steps outlined below:

  • Meet with the student(s) involved, provide evidence of suspected academic dishonesty, discuss the matter and determine whether it has actually occurred.

  • If there is sufficient evidence of academic dishonesty, student/s and teacher will meet with the principal. The goal of this meeting will be to discuss strategies to help the student make better academic choices in the future.

Consequences of Academic Dishonesty:

First offense: Parent contact; redo the assignment for half credit; and one lunch detention.

Additional Offenses: Parent contact; redo the assignment for half credit; and referral to the principal for more serious disciplinary action.