iNTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
Academic honesty is a vital part of the International Baccalaureate Program. Not being an honest school participant undermines everyone’s self-respect and the integrity of the system we honor and respect. Academic honesty is expected on the part of all students at Lakewood High School. The International Baccalaureate Organization does not tolerate academic dishonesty. Therefore, all of us must understand the definition of academic honesty and the consequences of academic dishonesty.
Academic Honesty: Performing honestly means students will complete each assignment themselves, not allowing others to copy their work or to copy answers from others, or use language translators on the Internet; complete quizzes, tests, and in-class writings without looking at others’ papers, using crib sheets/notes, or allowing others to see and copy answers.
In addition, students will complete research assignments for papers or presentations themselves and give proper referencing to materials quoted or paraphrased from any published source, including materials on the Internet; complete research without using notes or documents presented by their teachers, or materials gathered by other students; nor gain prior knowledge of the content of a test/quiz through sources not available to the rest of the class; not submit identical work for the final portion of any group project, nor claim any written work as one’s own which was actually written by someone else (plagiarism).
Should a student commit academic dishonesty the following consequences will be given:
Class 1: A Class 1 violation includes, but is not limited to, such things as copying daily homework assignments, blatant wandering eyes during a test/quiz or using a crib sheet or notes during a test/quiz, or enabling another student to look at your test. The student(s) will receive a zero on that assignment, test or quiz, the parent will be notified by the teacher, and a written notice of the incident will be filed in the IB Office and noted on Infinite Campus under the administrative conference tool.
Class 2: A Class 2 violation includes a deliberate exchange (verbal, written or electronic) of information for an assignment, test or quiz; copying from a classmate’s essay, project, lab report, internal assessment, teacher developed resource materials, etc., or failing to credit properly a secondary source which has been quoted or paraphrased, including Internet sources. The student will receive an “F” for the six-week grading period. The teacher will contact the appropriate administrator and a parent conference will be scheduled with appropriate recording on the administrative conference section of Infinite Campus. Written notification will be given to the IB Office.
Class 3: A Class 3 violation consists of an act of flagrant cheating, passing off another’s work as your own ( a classmate’s, teacher’s, downloaded from the Internet, or any other source), or stealing or receiving an advanced copy of an exam or quiz. The student will be referred to an administrator, may be suspended, and may fail the semester and written notification will be given to the IB Office. According to the Jefferson County Schools Conduct Code, knowingly copying or using the academic work of another and presenting it as his or her own without proper attribution is grounds for suspension or expulsion from a Jefferson County school. This violation may cause the student to be immediately removed from the IB program.
Any student within the International Baccalaureate program who consistently commits a Class 1 or Class 2 violation in one class or in more than one class will be exited from the program.
All IB juniors and senior, as well as parents are required to sign and return this document to IB Coordinator, Mrs. Kramer