Honor Code

The expectation is that each student maintains academic integrity at all times.

What is academic integrity?

1.    Giving proper credit to the ideas, opinions and work of others by using in text citation or works cited. If you do not cite, you are cheating.

2.    Completing all formative and summative assignments independently.

3.    Student will avoid the following:

  • Copying assignments, papers or tests from other students (past or present)
  • Letting others copy one’s assignments – this is called collusion.
  • Sharing information about quizzes or tests with peers who will be taking it later.
  • Using unauthorized notes or study guides.
  • Presenting someone else’s ideas as one’s own.

Rule of thumb: If a student is being graded individually, a student submits her/his own work.

Consequences for violation of Academic Integrity include the following:

1. Parent phone call (Required by Teacher)

2. Documented referral that will become part of the student’s Honor Code File (Required by Teacher)

3. Student/Teacher/Family/Administrator Conference

4. Summative Assignment – student will earn a 50 percent on the assignment. A teacher will offer the student a chance to complete an alternative assignment but the original 50 percent will stand.

5. Formative Assignment – student will earn a 50 percent on the assignment. In addition, the student will not be eligible for a retake of the unit summative test.

6. All Honor Societies, clubs, and athletic coaches will be notified and will take action according to their policies. These actions may include probation, suspension, or removal.

7. Administration may notify all the student’s teachers.

8. Restorative Procedures may apply.

*Please note: This policy is in effect from matriculation to graduation.