VALLEY VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY 2017-2018
Valley Vista High School promotes ethical and moral behavior for all students. Each student is responsible for his/her own work and actions. Grades given to a student by a Valley Vista High School instructor must reflect the individual student’s efforts, knowledge of the subject and skill level. Valley Vista High School is committed to maintaining an environment of academic honesty and does not want honest students put at a competitive disadvantage.
At Valley Vista High School, students complete assignments in class and as homework. Each student must do his/her own work. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the written as well as the oral directions given by the teacher for each assignment. Students are expected to notify their teacher, counselor or Principal of suspected acts of academic dishonesty.
Examples of Academic Dishonesty:
Incidents of academic dishonesty are reported to the parents and the Principal. The students involved in the acts of academic dishonesty including the giver and the receiver will have consequences to their behavior. These could include the teacher assigning a lower grade or zero to an assignment, parent conference, removal from the class and change in schedule or program, community service, referral, detention, suspension, remediation strategies, denial of participation in student activities including special senior activities, transfer to another school or recommendation for expulsion, all as determined by the Principal.