Absolutely no cell phones, personal electronic devices such as Fit Bits or Apple Watches and/or tablets are allowed during exams or testing situations. These devices must be turned off and placed in your back pack or not brought into the class at all during exams. This is in accordance with Alberta Education Diploma Rules and Regulations. Failure to comply – such as having a phone or personal electronic device on your person during an wxam or quiz will invalidate your exam.

In our pursuit of integrity at NMHS, teachers and students will acknowledge and respect the rights of creators. Credo: “We acknowledge the intellectual effort of an author, artist or photographer, just as we respect the ownership of the ideas of others during a test or exam.” Authentic learning occurs when students create and demonstrate their own knowledge.

Plagiarism, which is submitting or presenting the ideas or work of others as your own, is a serious academic offense and will be dealt with by the teacher and/or administration.

Failure to comply with the above will be treated as Academic Misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cheating or helping others to cheat. Forms of cheating include the use of unauthorized materials such as:
  • cheat sheets or notes and/or on-line sites for essays
  • sharing answers
  • plagiarism
  • copying
  • communicating with others, but is not limited to: whispering, passing notes, signaling, exchanging papers, texting answers, posting questions or answers on social media.
  • Writing quizzes, tests or exams for others
  • Using calculators inappropriately
  • Use of text messaging on a cell phone
  • Inappropriately accessing the internet or computer files

Academic misconduct is a serious offence. Penalties include, but are not limited to:

  • Zero grade on work involved
  • Removal from course and loss of credits
  • School suspension
  • Recommendation for expulsion

Academic Integrity

Absolutely no cell phones, personal electronic devices such as Fit Bits or Apple Watches and/or tablets are allowed during exams or testing situations. These devices must be turned off and placed in your back pack or not brought into the class at all during exams. This is in accordance with Alberta Education Diploma Rules and Regulations. Failure to comply – such as having a phone or personal electronic device on your person during an wxam or quiz will invalidate your exam.

In our pursuit of integrity at NMHS, teachers and students will acknowledge and respect the rights of creators. Credo: “We acknowledge the intellectual effort of an author, artist or photographer, just as we respect the ownership of the ideas of others during a test or exam.” Authentic learning occurs when students create and demonstrate their own knowledge.

Plagiarism, which is submitting or presenting the ideas or work of others as your own, is a serious academic offense and will be dealt with by the teacher and/or administration.

Failure to comply with the above will be treated as Academic Misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cheating or helping others to cheat. Forms of cheating include the use of unauthorized materials such as:
  • cheat sheets or notes and/or on-line sites for essays
  • sharing answers
  • plagiarism
  • copying
  • communicating with others, but is not limited to: whispering, passing notes, signaling, exchanging papers, texting answers, posting questions or answers on social media.
  • Writing quizzes, tests or exams for others
  • Using calculators inappropriately
  • Use of text messaging on a cell phone
  • Inappropriately accessing the internet or computer files

Academic misconduct is a serious offence. Penalties include, but are not limited to:

  • Zero grade on work involved
  • Removal from course and loss of credits
  • School suspension
  • Recommendation for expulsion

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Plagiarism Policy

When ideas are taken from other sources without giving credit, this is known as plagiarism. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of somebody else’s words or ideas.

We expect our students to act with academic integrity, and to use their own knowledge to demonstrate authentic learning. We expect our students to be honest and ethical in their schoolwork and in how they deal with others. Our teachers support students' authentic and ethical learning through teaching when and how to cite resources, by using online tools like Turnitin, and a variety of other ways.

When To Give Credit in Your Work

Need To Give Credit​

  • When you are using or referring to someb​​ody else’s words or ideas from a magazine, book, newspaper, song, TV program, movie, web page, computer program, letter, advertisement, or any other source.
  • ​When you use information gained through interviewing another person.
  • When you copy the exact words from somewhere.
  • When you reprint any diagrams, illustrations, charts, and pictures.

Don't Need to Give Credit 

  • ​When you are writing your own experiences, your own observations, your own insights, your own thoughts, your own conclusions about a subject.
  • When you are using common knowledge, common sense observations, or shared information.
  • When you are using generally accepted facts.
  • Whe​n you are writing up your own experimental results.

Academic Expectations

Students are expected to behave according to the CBE Student Code of Conduct. Students who knowingly misrepresent the work of others as their own, or allow their work to be copied, act outside of the parameters of academic integrity. If this happens, we use Progressive Student Discipline so that teachers, parents, and school leaders can help students take responsibility for their learning to achieve their academic goals. ​

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