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.
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.