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Academic Integrity

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Academic  Integrity Policy Grades 8-12

 

Please read the following information regarding the Academic Integrity policy for students at Summit Learning Centre.  After reading the document, please sign and date the last page as an indication that you have read and understood the information outlined below.

Plagiarism or Academic Dishonesty is:

  1. Submitting work that you have copied from the internet, a friend, or any other source or person.
  2. Having someone else complete your work for you.
  3. Submitting work that has been significantly edited by a tutor, parent, or any person.
  4. Using information from a person or source during a test, unless authorized by the teacher or the course instructions.
  5. Providing, or accepting, unauthorized access to restricted course materials (tests, passwords, quizzes, answer keys), without the teacher's written consent.
  6. Submitting the same work for different assignments or courses.

Note: Students are responsible for keeping a record of the resources used when completing assignments/projects. Please be sure to check your specific course, or teacher, for the Citation style that you are required to use.

Potential or escalating consequences of plagiarism or academic dishonesty:

  1. Redoing the assignment/test under teacher supervision at Summit during regular school hours.
  2. Receiving a "0" on the assignment/test.
  3. Being required to do all future tests and/or major assignments under the supervision of a Summit teacher, or a BC certified teacher.
  4. Being withdrawn from the course or receiving a failing grade on the course.
  5. Being withdrawn from the school.

In all instances of plagiarism, or academic dishonesty, a parent/guardian will be notified, in addition to the school administrator. Consequences will be determined at the discretion of the teacher and administrator on a case by case basis.

Test Invigilation Guidelines at Summit

1.      Tests need to be supervised by teachers at Summit during regular school hours.  If you are unable to come to Summit, you can request that the teacher supervise you via Skype.

2.      If you cannot attend Summit for supervision, you can arrange to be supervised off-site by a BC Certified teacher. This teacher must have an active school district email address, from which they email your teacher for test instructions and passwords.  

3.      If there is a discrepancy of more than 25% between the supervised tests and other coursework then a teacher can:

    1. Weigh the supervised test more heavily than previous course work.
    2. Require the student to re-do the test and/or previous coursework under the supervision of a Summit teacher during regular school hours.
    3. Require that all future tests and major assignments be completed under the supervision of a Summit teacher during regular school hours.