Academic Honesty

When assessments are conducted or projects assigned, it is the school’s assumption that the teacher in-charge of the class will be evaluating authentic student work produced by the individual whose name appears on that assignment.

Academic honesty is taken very seriously by the school administration, faculty, parents, students, colleges and universities. Students are expected to know what academic behaviors are acceptable and which are not. Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse. Student work is to be completed solely by the individual unless the instructor specifically states that cooperative work is acceptable. Infractions of the schoolwide Academic Honesty Code will result in disciplinary action. A student who violates the code will face disciplinary action based on his/her behavior and not what he/she “intended” to do. It should be noted that it is the student’s teacher who decides the requirements and rubric grading standards for any assignment. Therefore, when a clarification on such an assignment is required, it becomes the student’s responsibility to consult with that teacher. We encourage all student members to report any violations of the code to either the subject area teacher or department Assistant Principal.

A student is in violation of the Academic Honesty Code when he/she:

  1. Secures copies of an exam, scoring device, or answers to an exam prior to sitting for the exam
  2. Copies from another’s exam paper during an examination
  3. Provides another student with answers or copies of examination questions (verbally, signed, or written).
  4. Bribes another person to obtain an exam that is to be administered
  5. Substitutes for another student or permits another student to substitute for one’s self to take an exam
  6. Represents the product of someone else’s creativity as his / her own work
  7. Uses material during a test which is not authorized by the person giving the exam
  8. Duplicates another student’s work for submission as one’s own work
  9. Has someone else prepare his / her homework, paper, project, laboratory report or take-home examination.
  10. Permits another student to copy his / her homework, paper, project, computer program, laboratory report or take-home examination other than for a teacher-approved collaborative effort.
  11. Intends to obtain credit for work not one’s own.
  12. Collaborates with another student during the exam without authorization.
  13. Knowingly uses, buys, sells, steals, transports, or solicits, in whole or part, the contents of an unadministered exam