The definitions of behaviors that are considered to be violations of the school’s Academic Integrity Policy include, but are not limited to, the following:
Cheating on Tests or Assignments:
Any selling, digital imaging, photocopying, sharing, or using unauthorized assistance while taking a test, quiz, or other individually graded assignment without the express permission from the teacher is considered cheating. This includes looking on another student’s paper, sharing answers, copying another student’s assignment/paper, allowing someone to copy your paper, or using unauthorized notes or an electronic device while testing.
Any falsification and/or invention of data, citation, or another authority in an academic exercise, such as laboratory data.
Copying work or collaborating on assignments that was assigned to be done independently. Unauthorized collaboration includes any intentional attempt to copy or share an assignment, a paper, and/or test information with another person or the act of giving information, materials, answers, or an unfair advantage to another person.
Any representation of another’s ideas, words, or work as one’s own. Plagiarism includes the misuse of published material, electronic material, and/or the work of other students. The original writer who shares his/her paper for another to copy, without the permission of the teacher, is engaged in plagiarism. Recycling or re-using papers, projects, and/or assignments without authorization in multiple classes is also considered plagiarism.
Alteration or Theft of Material:
Any unauthorized alteration or theft of student, teacher, library, school data/information and/or electronic materials.
Collusion occurs when any student knowingly or intentionally helps another student perform an act of academic dishonesty. Collusion is an act of academic dishonesty and will be disciplined in the same manner as the act itself.
Cheating and plagiarism are forms of academic misconduct and are both dishonest choices that students can avoid. Ignorance about what constitutes cheating is not a defense. If you are uncertain if something you are doing is considered academically dishonest, you should ask your teacher.