Academic Integrity

Academic Honesty and Integrity

Plagiarism is the presentation of another person's ideas or work as one's own without acknowledging the source of the material (including material on the Internet). This amounts to stealing someone's intellectual property and is an infringement of copyright. For example, this could be copying a sentence exactly, paraphrasing text, or using a picture without properly crediting the source. Plagiarism is cheating. Any student involved in such behaviour will receive 0% on the test/assignment in which cheating occurred and may be suspended from school. Any repeat infractions will result in suspension from school and potential withdrawal from the course.

Students are expected to be honest and ethically responsible in their dealings with others and in their schoolwork. Students are taught how to properly credit sources. Examples of how to reference sources are given in class. Cheating and plagiarism are infractions of the ethics and values of the school and will be dealt with severely.

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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. ​