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.