It is our desire for the students of CCS to conduct their lives with integrity. Honesty is an expectation for all students at CCS. It is our intention to create an ethical academic atmosphere.
Specific types of academic dishonesty, which will result in disciplinary action, are defined below:
1. Cheating on tests – Any intentional giving of or use of external assistance relating to an examination, test, or quiz without explicit permission of the teacher. This includes looking on another student’s paper, sharing answers, copying another student’s paper, or using answers written on a cheat sheet, parts of the body, the desk, etc.
2. Plagiarism – any intentional representation of another’s ideas, words, or work as one’s own. Plagiarism includes the misuse of published material, electronic material, and/or the work of other students. The original writer who intentionally shares his/her paper for another to copy, without the permission of the teacher, is also engaged in plagiarism.
3. Alteration of Materials – Any intentional and unauthorized alteration of student, teacher, or library materials.
4. Forgery – Any unauthorized signing of another person’s name to school related documents.
5. Theft – Any theft of materials.
Consequence of Academic Dishonesty
First Offense – student receives zero on work with no make-up permitted; parent conference with administrator and teacher.
Second Offense – student may fail the subject.
Third Offense – student may be suspended.
All incidences of academic dishonesty will be reported to the administrator and recorded in the student’s cumulative file.