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Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty includes cheating, intentionally plagiarizing, wrongfully giving or receiving help during an academic examination, altering report cards and wrongfully obtaining test copies or scores. This includes the facilitation of academic dishonesty - in other words, a student who helps or attempts to help another student engage in academic dishonesty will be deemed to have engaged in such prohibited behavior themselves. To be clear, plagiarism involves copying another's work and submitting it as if it were the original work of the student.

In order to be found to have committed an act of academic dishonesty, it is not necessary for the school to prove that the student intendedto commit the act. Informational resources and guided instruction will be provided to all students within each of their enrolled courses as a proactive approach to learning.



Consequences / Sequence of Steps

First Offense

  • The student will be notified of the violation by the classroom teacher
  • The parents/guardians will be notified of the violation.
  • Notice of the violation will be reviewed by the building principal and the academic accountability team. The academic accountability team will be made up of the building principal, the assistant principal, and the guidance counselor.
  • The student will receive a zero (0) on the assignment involved, and may or may not be allowed an opportunity to make-up the assignment. The decision as to whether or not make-up work will be accepted, and for what percentage of partial credit, is at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
  • An “Academic Dishonesty 1st Offense Warning” will be documented.

Second Offense

  • The student will be notified of the violation by the classroom teacher
  • The parents/guardians will be notified of the violation.
  • Notice of the violation will be reviewed by the building principal and the academic accountability team. The academic accountability team will be made up of the building principal, the assistant principal, and the guidance counselor.
  • The student will receive a zero (0) on the assignment involved, and may or may not be allowed an opportunity to make-up the assignment. The decision as to whether or not make-up work will be accepted, and for what percentage of partial credit, is at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
  • An “Academic Dishonesty 2nd Offense Warning” will be documented.
  • Additional consequences may be considered - e.g., loss of privileges, social suspension, loss of student leadership positions, loss of candidacy for membership in National Honor Society, or additional forms of discipline.

Third Offense

  • The student will be notified of the violation by the classroom teacher
  • The parents/guardians will be notified of the violation.
  • Notice of the violation will be reviewed by the building principal and the academic accountability team. The academic accountability team will be made up of the building principal, the assistant principal, and the guidance counselor.
  • The student will receive a zero (0) on the assignment involved, and may or may not be allowed an opportunity to make-up the assignment. The decision as to whether or not make-up work will be accepted, and for what percentage of partial credit, is at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
  • An “Academic Dishonesty 3rd Offense Warning” will be documented.
  • Additional consequences may be considered - e.g., loss of privileges, social suspension, loss of student leadership positions, loss of candidacy for membership in National Honor Society, or additional forms of discipline.