Academic Integrity

Academic Honesty Policy

Students, parents or guardians, and teachers value the pursuit of knowledge in an honest and challenging manner. Thus, JGD students are expected to behave ethically as they learn with their peers, complete class work, and prepare for and write examinations, and participate in all assessments.

Academic Misconduct

Behaviours considered academic misconduct include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Submitting or presenting the ideas and work of others as one’s own (plagiarism). This includes permitting another student to copy homework or a lab write-up;
  • Sharing of account information, login information and passwords;
  • Inappropriate use of calculators. Teachers will advise students as to approved calculators. Calculators that have built-in notes that cannot be cleared or any external support devices are not permitted;
  • Cheating or helping others cheat by using unauthorized materials and devices (such as cell phones), sharing answers, and communicating with others (e.g. texting, taking pictures, whispering, passing notes, signaling, and exchanging test papers);
  • Writing examinations and quizzes for others;
  • Acquiring or using or attempting to acquire and use confidential course and examination materials;
  • Tampering or attempting to tamper with grades and class records.

Penalties for Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct is a serious offence. Disciplinary actions relating to academic misconduct may include the following:

  • Potential loss of the opportunity for a particular assessment;
  • Possible removal from course and loss of credits;
  • School suspension.
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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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