Academic Dishonesty

If a student turns in an assignment or test for a grade and the student did not actually do the assignment, that student is guilty of academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following activities: cheating on a test, copying an assignment, plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work, or obtaining a test or assignment without the authorization of the teacher. Both the student who did the copying or cheating and the person who allowed them to are guilty of scholastic dishonesty and will be punished accordingly.

The penalty for academic dishonesty will be:

(1) Receive a grade of “0” (zero) on the assignment or test for the first offense.

(2) Receive a grade of “0” (zero) for the term for a second offence in the same class. For middle school students, this would be a “0” for the quarter. For high school students, this would be a “0” for the semester. The student must, in the presence of the teacher or administrator, call his or her parent(s) to tell them about the cheating.

(3) Scholastic dishonesty may also be grounds for suspension or expulsion according to Colorado School Law.