Academic Dishonesty Policy

Academic Dishonesty is broadly understood to mean offences against the academic integrity of the learning environment. This would include, but is not limited, to the following:

Plagiarism

One form of academic dishonesty is plagiarism. Plagiarism is usually defines as presenting someone’s words and ideas as one’s own. It can take many forms, including the following:
To ensure academic honesty and avoid instances of plagiarism, students are expected to:
  1. Seek clarification from teachers about what constitutes plagiarism.


  2. Seek remediation when their research skills are deficient.


  3. Ensure that all their work is original and that they cite sources accurately and consistently.




Consequences For Academic Dishonesty

Solid evidence of academic dishonesty will result in a mark of zero for the test/examination/quiz or assignment in question. The opportunity to be re-evaluated on the material in question is forfeited. Additional consequences, including suspension at the discretion of the Principal/Vice-Principal, may be taken.


Appeal

The student may appeal, in writing, to the Principal/Vice-Principal. The Principal/Vice-Principal will consider the document(s) in question. The Principal/Vice-Principal may, if there is an extenuating circumstance, suggest an alternate assignment.


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