All work that students complete must be their own. The concept of plagiarism is explained and discussed in all grades, and thus, the student should be well qualified to make the necessary judgment to avoid erroneously representing someone else’s work as his/her own.
Cheating and plagiarism are academic dishonesty. Plagiarism is the presentation of the words, ideas, concepts, images, or works of another as one's own. Material (in whole or paraphrased) taken from a primary or secondary source without following standards of conventional attribution, and/or without appropriate reference citation is considered to be plagiarized. Cheating is obtaining (or attempting to obtain) something by dishonest or deceptive means. Lending homework to a fellow student to copy is considered cheating by both participants. Discussing the items on a test before all students have taken the test is also considered cheating by all participants. Throughout the school, situations involving cheating or plagiarism on School work will result in disciplinary action