• Plagiarism Policy

    Explanation of plagiarism

    Plagiarism is using someone else's words, thoughts, or ideas as one’s own.  This someone else could be another student, a parent, or an author of printed or electronic material.  The words or ideas of another must be properly documented whether they are in the form of a quotation, a paraphrase, or a summary.

    Remote by Necessity Learning 

    During remote learning, it is extremely important that both parents and teachers work together to ensure that student work is authentic when submitted for a grade. By knowing the importance of integrity chances of blatant plagiarism will be minimized. 

    Academic Integrity: what it is and why it is important

    Academic integrity, scholastic honesty, is essential for the assessment of student learning and the evaluation of teaching practices.  We educators need to know what a particular student and a particular class have learned and the extent to which our curriculum and instruction is sound.  Academic dishonesty is an obstacle to this intent.  Academic integrity is violated when a student obtains credit for, or is evaluated on, work that is not his or her own. 

    The consequences of academic dishonesty, especially cheating and plagiarism

    The two most common forms of academic dishonesty that we encounter in the classroom are cheating and plagiarism.  Every student must be informed by both the school and the individual teacher as to what constitutes academic dishonesty and the consequences of such.  When cheating or plagiarism occurs, it is important that the incident be recorded, appropriate school staff and the student's parents be notified, and a grade of F or zero be assigned.  Depending on the seriousness of the offense, punishment could range from zero for that particular piece of student's work, to F for the entire course, or an administrative office referral.