Cheating and Plagiarism

What is cheating?

Cheating or academic dishonesty can take many forms, but always involves the improper taking of information from and/or giving of information to another student, individual, or other source. Examples of cheating can include, but are not limited to:

• Taking or copying answers on an examination or any other assignment from another student 

   or other source

• Giving answers on an examination or any other assignment to another student

• Copying assignments that are turned in as original work

• Collaborating on exams, assignments, papers, and/or projects without specific teacher 


• Allowing others to do the research or writing for an assigned paper

• Using unauthorized electronic devices

• Falsifying data or lab results, including changing grades electronically

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a common form of cheating or academic dishonesty in the school setting. It is representing another person’s works or ideas as your own without giving credit to the proper source and submitting it for any purpose. Examples of plagiarism can include, but are not limited to:

• Submitting someone else’s work, such as published sources in part or whole, as your own 

   without giving credit to the source

• Turning in purchased papers or papers from the Internet written by someone else

• Representing another person’s artistic or scholarly works such as musical compositions, 

   computer programs, photographs, drawings, or paintings as your own

• Helping others plagiarize by giving them your work

Cheating in class and/or on assignments will result in a 0% on the work AND In-School Suspension.