Students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to grade penalties on assignments or tests and disciplinary penalties. The determination that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty shall be based on the judgment of the classroom teacher or another supervising professional employee, on a preponderance of the evidence standard, taking into consideration written materials, observation, or information from students. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to:
cheating which may include o the giving or receiving of unauthorized assistance, either inside or outside the classroom, which might give the student or any other student, an unfair advantage o having access during any test or quiz to any information which is relative to the test, talking to anyone during the test and looking at another student’s work
plagiarism which is the use of another’s words without giving due credit, theft of material, copying the work of another student, giving false data or information for a paper, report, or other such assignment, cutting and pasting from the internet, retrieving information from a private email account, social network account or other such networks, presenting information as your own which is not your own including undocumented sources and also taking ideas from another student’s work as well as information from all forms of digital media.
Cases of cheating/plagiarism may be brought before the Academic Integrity Committee. However, in general, the following consequences may be assessed:
1st offense: Referral to Dean of Academics; a grade of 0 for the affected academic work; detention; parent/guardian will be notified of the incident
2nd offense: Referral to Dean of Academics; a grade of 0 for the affected academic work; Saturday School; parent/guardian will be notified of the incident
3rd offense: Referral to Dean of Academics; a grade of 0 for the affected academic work; Saturday School; academic probation; parent/guardian will be notified of the incident