Westlake HS Student Academic Integrity Addendum
Westlake students will be responsible for adhering to the academic integrity policy below.
Fulton County Policy
The Board of Education regards academic honesty as a cornerstone of its educational mission. Cheating will not be tolerated in this school system. Each school shall have a rule prohibiting cheating which shall be made available to students and parents. At a minimum, the rule should contain the following:
a. Examples of cheating, which could include areas such as
copying or "borrowing" from another source and submitting it as one's own work
seeking or accepting unauthorized assistance on tests, projects or other assignments
altering or forging grades, gradebooks, progress reports, report cards or other academic records
fabricating data, signatures or resources
providing or receiving test questions in advance without permission
working collaboratively with other students when individual work is expected
· and any other examples that the school wishes to include.
b. Range of possible disciplinary consequences, consistent with the Student Behavior Code (Operating Guideline JD).
c. Range of possible academic consequences, which may include, when the principal or designee deems appropriate, repeating the assignment or a similar assignment, receiving a reduced grade or a zero on the test or assignment or other consequences at the discretion of the principal.
d. Range of possible extracurricular consequences, which may include exclusion from extracurricular activities, interscholastic activities, honor societies and clubs; ineligibility for school offices or school honors; and other consequences at the discretion of the principal.
Teachers and administrators should be vigilant in monitoring compliance with this policy and the school's cheating rule, including that involving mobile technology or internet resources.
Given that academic integrity is an expectation of all Fulton County students, consequences may be applied if cheating incidences occur on any work submitted by Fulton County students in an event, competition or contest in which they represent the school system.
The source of this information can be found at: http://www.boarddocs.com/ga/fcss/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8RSRU76F9FB4