ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
Academic honesty is paramount to the educational process. Lodi High School is dedicated to the advancement of intellectual and moral development within its student body. This can only occur when there is a mutual bond of honesty and trust between faculty and students. Therefore, Lodi High School will have zero tolerance for any form of academic dishonesty. All course requirements are to be fulfilled by work that is the exclusive product of one’s own effort without unauthorized help from any other sources. Teachers have the added responsibility to inform their students of their expectations concerning the Academic Integrity Policy.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
- Cheating, giving or receiving unauthorized assistance in any academic exercise or examination, as well as, using or attempting to use any unauthorized material, information, or study aids.
- Plagiarism: representing the ideas or language of another as one’s own.
- Falsification: falsifying or inventing any information, data, or citation in an academic exercise.
- Complicity: facilitating any of the above actions or performing work that another student then presents as
her or her assignments.
- No credit (0) or Failure for the academic exercise.
- Reduced grade for the course.
- National Honor Society sanctions.
- Removal from an Honors level course in which cheating occurs.
- Removal from National Honor Society.
Appeals Process: Students who are charged with academic dishonesty by a teacher may appeal in writing to the supervisor of the department in which the alleged incident took place and the supervisor will act as mediator. The sanction imposed by the teacher may be dismissed.
Don't use other people's work and present it as your own.
Don't let other people use your work to present as their own.
Don't make up citations that don't exist.
Do not use hidden notes or cell phone during an assessment.
A special note on working together:
Working together is a great way to increase your understanding and benefit from each other's academic strengths. It does not, however, mean that the both of you will present the same response for your work. Two assignments with identical or near identical responses will be considered a product of cheating.