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. ​

Academic Integrity

Consequences of Dishonesty

The CBe-learn consequences for academic dishonesty the first time are:

1. A discussion with the student via phone or private discussion, ensuring the student has a clear understanding of the following:

  • what constitutes academic dishonesty
  • the consequences and conditions of submitting work that is not the students' original work
  • students are provided with one opportunity to resubmit the assignment for reassessment

2. If it occurs a second time, the CBe-learn consequence are:

  • face-to-face meeting with the teacher, student and parent/guardian
  • contact with guidance counsellor and or/assistant principal if the student attends another CBE high school

3. In a rare third case of academic dishonesty, the final CBe-learn consequences are:

  • face-to-face meeting with the CBe-learn school administrator, teacher, student and parent
  • comprehensive review of all the students' work
  • detailed plan of next steps, including natural consequences of original work not submitted

The circumstances and evidence in each case are reviewed by the instructor, student, parents and CBe-learn administrators. Consequences in each case are at the discretion of the school administration.

Students must agree to this policy before a registration is processed.

Student work may be screened electronically to identify plagiarism from all internet sources and other student work previously submitted to CBe-learn.

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