HomePoliciesAcademic Honesty/Cheating Policy

  • Academic Honesty is the quality or condition of being honest, of being truthful, and of having integrity in your work.

    Academic Dishonesty (Cheating/Plagiarism) includes the following:

    1. Using, or attempting to use, any kind of unauthorized means of gaining an unfair advantage on quizzes, tests or assignments.
    2. Using someone else’s words, work, and/or ideas and claiming them as your own.
    3. Intentionally helping or attempting to help another to participate in academic dishonesty.

    Examples of Academic Dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

    • Copying assignments or allowing another student to copy your assignment.
    • Looking at another’s test or quiz or allowing another student to look at your test or quiz.
    • Sending, receiving, or using information or any electronic device, such as a computer, cell phone, PDA, graphing calculator or programmable watch, during a test or quiz.
    • Possession or use of unauthorized materials obtained from any source, including notes written on body parts or clothing during a test/quiz.
    • Talking, signaling, and/or passing information during a test or quiz.
    • Changing an answer after work has been graded, then presenting it as improperly graded.
    • Sharing answers on a take-home exam, or asking or allowing another student to take an examination for you.
    • Obtaining or seeing a test, quiz, or answer key before the test without the teacher’s permission.
    • Discussing or providing information about a quiz or test with students who have not yet completed the assessment.
    • Retaining, copying, possessing, using, or circulating previously given examination materials, where those materials clearly indicate that they are to be returned to the instructor at the conclusion of the examination for use by another student.
    • Using text as your own or another’s ideas from an encyclopedia, book, textbook, website, database, or any other source without citation.
    • Hiring someone to write your paper. Buying a paper or project.  Allowing others to do the research and writing of an assigned paper for you.  Turning in a paper retrieved from an Internet source, whether free or for a fee.
    • Allowing another person to do your work, then submitting that work under your own name.
    • Submitting identical or similar papers for credit without prior permission from the teachers.
    • Falsifying or inventing any information, data, or citation.
    • Changing grades in a grade book or altering a computer-grading program.
    • Allowing a partner or other group members to do all the work, then putting your name on the final report. Putting the name of a group member or partner on a final report when that person did not contribute to the finished product.

    Cheating Consequences

    1st Offense:

    1. No credit will be earned on the assignment
    2. Referral to the office for Zangle input.
    3. Teacher assigned consequences.
    4. Teacher contact parent/guardian.

    2nd Offense:

    1. No credit will be earned on the assignment
    2. Student referred to the office for assignment of ATS.
    3. Teacher notifies parent/guardian through an in person parent-teacher conference.
    4. Student ineligible to earn extra credit points in the course
    5. “U” for Citizenship on the next report card with comment “caught cheating” in the report card

    3rd Offense:

    1. No credit will be earned on the assignment
    2. Student referred to the office for 1-day suspension
    3. Administrator calls parent/guardian
    4. Student inegible for CJSF or Builders Club membership for one semester.
    5. Student ineligible to earn extra credit points in the course.
    6. “U” for Citizenship on the next report card with comment “caught cheating” in the report card.

    Note: At the administrator’s discretion the consequences may begin at any step.