• Cheating and Plagiarism

  • Cheating

    Academic dishonesty is inexcusable conduct. A zero may be given to the student for the assignment involved, the teacher will contact the parents, and the student will be referred to the administration. Cheating violations on tests/major assignments and standardized tests will result in escalated consequences.  Repeated offenses will result in escalated consequences as well. Additionally, the use of technology to duplicate and/or disseminate any form of assessment and/or answers could be treated as theft. 



    PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It is a form of cheating and will be dealt with accordingly. Collins Hill High School defines plagiarism as a student taking credit for work that is not his or her own work. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to: 

    • Buying or using any sort of paper or project from another person or service, such as those on the Internet, and turning it in as the product of your own work;
    • Turning in someone else’s work as your own with or without that person’s knowledge;
    • Copying from a source and using them without proper use of quotation marks/citations;
    • Paraphrasing information from a source without proper citations.

    Penalties for the Code of Academic Integrity violations may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

    • Zero on the assignment
    • Discipline referral which could result in suspension (ISS or OSS)
    • Loss of eligibility for Honor Graduate status (for violations during junior or senior year)
    • Removal from student leadership role and/or honor society
    • Parent/guardian contact and meeting with administrator
    • Record on discipline file
    • Loss of eligibility to exempt final exams (senior year)
    • Counselors may either decline to provide a recommendation or can disclose to colleges/universities the student’s academic dishonesty by way of college recommendations or midyear reports which could result in a college acceptance being rescinded.

    **Permission from Texas A&M University and Northwestern University was granted allowing use of portions of their Codes of Academic Integrity. Permission from Black Horse Pike Regional School District (Triton Regional High School) was granted to use any or all of its Honor Code.

    **Written for North Gwinnett High School, February 2003, CWY

    **1st  Revision, January 2007, CWY

    **2nd Revision, July 2014, JCC

    **3rd Revision, July 2015, KSW Adapted with permission from North Gwinnett High School

  • Academic Integrity