Academic dishonesty is inexcusable conduct. A zero will be given to the student for the assignment involved, the teacher will contact the parents, and the student will be referred to the administration. Subsequent offenses will result in escalating consequences.
Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It is a form of cheating and will be dealt with accordingly. Collins Hill High School defines plagiarism as a student taking credit for work that is not his or her own work. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to the following:
- Buying or using any sort of paper or project form another person or service, such as those on the Internet, and turning it in as the product of your own work;
- Turning in someone else’s work as your own with or without that person’s knowledge;
- Copying statements from a source and using them without proper use of quotation marks and citations;
- Paraphrasing information from a source without proper citations.