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Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is a fundamental principle of scholarship. Students are expected to do their own work on tests and independent
assignments, neither giving assistance to other students nor getting assistance from other students or sources. The content of research papers, essays,and other individual assignments is expected to provide a means to distinguish a student’s own work from the work and ideas of others. Credit must be given to the source of the ideas or words of another. Advanced Placement courses may require students to sign an academic honesty contracts. If there is any violation of the terms and conditions set forth within that contract students may lose that class (in addition to any of the consequences listed below). Be advised that college recommendations request information regarding any violation of the academic honesty policy. Counselors and teachers are required to respond honestly and accurately to college requests.

  • Classroom Consequences May include one or more of the following: zero grade on assignment/test, parent contact, referral to director of discipline, failure of the course (requires administrative approval).
  • Subsequent and serious infractions May include one or more of the following: Saturday School, Behavior Contract, Suspension, due process hearing and possible referral to the District Expulsion Panel.

Serious infractions include stealing any documents, altering grades and/or records (written or electronic) or selling work to others. Students found in violation will be subject to suspension, a due process hearing, and a possible referral to the District Expulsion Panel.