Academic Integrity/Cheating

All students are expected to do their own work when assigned individual papers and projects and when taking tests. The definition of plagiarize is "to use and pass off (someone else's ideas, inventions, writings, etc.) as one's own." (Webster's Dictionary) Whether you use someone else's term paper, copy something out of a book, or take something off the Internet, you are plagiarizing if you do not cite your source and place quotation marks around anything taken word-for-word from a source. If you are not sure whether something you are doing is plagiarism, you should check with your teacher before you submit the assignment.

Cheating is also passing off someone else's work as your own or allowing a student to copy your work and pass it off as his/her own. It includes plagiarizing, but is also includes any type of misrepresentation such as copying another student's answers on a test or turning in a project as your own when it was really done by your parents or someone else.

First Offense
The student will receive a grade of "0" on the assignment; referral to the assistant principal; parental contact made by teacher.

Second Offense
The student will receive a "0" on the assignment and a grade of "F" in the course for the quarter; referral to the assistant principal; parental contact made by teacher.

Third Offense
The student will fail the course for the year; referral to the assistant principal; parental contact made by teacher