Academic Integrity

The intent of academic work at Centennial High School is for students to demonstrate their learning in a wide variety of ways, to allow them to explore both the breadth and depth of the academic disciplines. Evidence of student learning may include: class assignments, labs, written responses, presentations, group work, tests, research projects, and quizzes. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the work that they are submitting, in whatever form the work may take, is evidence of their personal learning and is free of any academic integrity issues.

Student academic integrity issues are defined as: plagiarizing, submitting another student’s work as their own or submitting one assignment in two classes without discussing with the teacher. Cheating is receiving or giving information unbeknownst to the evaluator, and using materials not allowed on a test or written response. Students will be referred to an A.I.M. panel (Academic Integrity Mentorship) through their classroom teacher. More information about the A.I.M. panel can be found in course outlines.

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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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