Students, parents and teachers value the pursuit of knowledge in an honest and challenging manner. Thus, students are expected to behave ethically as they learn with their peers, complete class work and assignments, prepare for and write examinations and participate in other assessments.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Cheating or helping others cheat by using unauthorized materials and devices, sharing answers and communicating with others during a quiz/test/exam which includes, but is not limited to, whispering, passing notes, signaling, text messaging and exchanging test papers; writing examinations and quizzes for others; use of unauthorized technology such as cell phones or smart watches;
- Acquiring and using or attempting to acquire and use confidential course and examination materials;
- Using calculators inappropriately. Teachers will advise students about the kinds of calculators permitted and the types of information that can be stored. Calculators that have built in notes that cannot be cleared or any external support devices are not permitted;
- Submitting or presenting the ideas and the work of others as your own (plagiarism).
- Appropriately quoted and paraphrased passages must be referenced to the original sources;
- Tampering or attempting to tamper with grades and class records.
Academic dishonesty is a serious offence. Penalties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- School suspension;
- Loss of the opportunity for a particular assessment e.g. a zero grade on class work, assignment, quiz or examination; a student may be given an opportunity to recover from this grade by completing additional assessments in appropriate circumstances;
- Removal from course, program and loss of credits;
- Suspension to CBE Student Services.