ACADEMIC HONESTY

Students need to be aware of the importance of academic honesty. Expectations for ethical behaviour arise from the philosophy and values inherent and explicit in all school programs. All students are expected to participate in the program as structured and required by the school and to comply with all subject-specific regulations and internal school deadlines in accordance with regulations for Academic Honesty set for by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

A. Definition of dishonest behaviour


Cheating: using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, assistance and/or aids in an effort to gain an unfair advantage.

Plagiarism: presenting, in whole or in part, another person's words or ideas as one's own without giving proper acknowledgement of sources.

Collusion: when a student supports another student in committing academic honesty. While collaboration is often encouraged, unauthorized collaboration is not permitted

B. Examples: Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:

Presenting materials taken from sources, such as books, periodicals, newspapers or the Internet, without appropriate documentation.

Copying another student's homework, test, quiz, project, book report, assignment, or take-home test.

Allowing another student to copy a homework assignment, test, quiz, project, book report, assignment, or take-home test.

Receiving unauthorized help on an assignment from another person, either live or over the Internet.

Changing answers on a test, assignment, or project after grading.

Using programmable technology (iPods, calculators, phones to name a few) in a manner not specified by the teacher.

Unauthorized use of an electronic translator for foreign language.

Fabrication of data in a lab setting.

Using concealed notes on a test.

Attempting to receive credit for the same work in two different classes without teacher authorization.

Providing or accepting information regarding specific test content.

C. All cases of academic dishonesty will be reported to an administrator and result in the following consequences:

First Level: Parents contacted and apprised of the incident by administrator. No grade is given for work submitted.

Second Level: Parent conference; monitoring service; no grade will be awarded for the subject.

Third Level: Suspension appropriate to level of offense