Academic Honesty Policy
Definition of Cheating/Plagiarism
Anyone who uses any improper assistance to complete assigned work and/or tests has cheated. Examples of improper assistance are:
1. Copying/scanning papers or homework assignments or turning in any project that belongs to another person.
2. Giving or loaning assigned work to another student to be turned in or copied.
3. Using papers/reports/projects that are posted on the Internet or taken from other sources.
4. Using any form of a cheat sheet during a quiz/test.
5. Giving information about a quiz/test to any other student and/or receiving information about a quiz/test from anyone other than the teacher.
6. Unauthorized use of cell phones to text message other students during exam time.
Consequences for Cheating
1. Any student cheating in any class will receive “0” points for that assignment/project/quiz/test with no possibility to make-up the points. The student will receive a “U” in Citizenship for the semester. Saturday School will be assigned. Parents will be contacted.
2. A second cheating incident in any class will result in the student receiving “0” points for that assignment/project/quiz/test with no possibility to make-up the points. The student will receive a “U” in Citizenship for the semester. The student will be suspended for two days from school, attend a parent conference, and will sign a last chance contract.
3. A third cheating incident in any class will result in the student receiving a drop “F” from that class.
Automatic Drop F
Any student stealing or illegally obtaining an assignment, quiz, test, project, teacher’s edition, altering a teacher’s grade book and/or computer grading program will be suspended from school for three days, will attend a parent conference, and will receive a drop “F” from the class.
Clarification of Cheating Incidents
The above policy applies to a student’s entire high school career. For example, if the student has a cheating incident in 9th grade and has a third cheating incident in 12th grade, the student will be dropped from the class with an “F.” This means the student will not graduate if the class is required for graduation.