Mrs. Mesra Phanord M.Ed
Academic dishonesty will NOT be tolerated. Any individual who is caught cheating on a test, quiz or plagiarizing a written assignment will receive an automatic Z in the gradebook.
If cheating off of another complicit individual, both students will receive a Z.
Parents will be contacted for the student’s academic dishonesty and administration will determine the appropriate consequence.

*Students must be diligent to protect their answers or accept responsibility for not being properly prepared for an assessment. There will be increased enforcement by administration to ensure academic integrity is built through internal motivation of hard work and resilience.

Cheating is the act of wrongfully using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, study aids, or the ideas or work of another in order to gain an unfair advantage. It includes, but is not limited to:
• plagiarism on any assignment 
• giving unauthorized aid to another student or receiving unauthorized aid from another person on tests, quizzes, assignments or examinations 
• using or consulting unauthorized materials or devices on tests, quizzes, assignments or examinations
• failing to adhere to an instructor’s specific directions with respect to the terms of academic integrity or academic honesty.

Plagiarism occurs when a student, with intent to deceive or with reckless disregard for proper scholarly procedures, presents any information, ideas or phrasing of another as if they were his/her own and/or does not give appropriate credit to the original source. Proper scholarly procedures require that all quoted material be identified by quotation marks or indentation on the page, and the source of information and ideas, if from another, must be identified and be attributed to that source. Students are responsible for learning proper scholarly procedures.