Integrity, honesty, and respect are at the heart of Father Judge High School and should be demonstrated daily in the classroom. To steal or obtain information from another so that one’s grade is higher or to avoid the effort required to complete an assignment runs counter to the Gospel values and is not tolerated. All forms of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating, plagiarism, copying, and misrepresentation, will result in repercussions.
The theft of information or resources may result in additional sanctions including suspension or dismissal from school. Violation of the academic integrity policy including not following testing procedures (i.e., talking, looking around the room, possession of any paper, book or electronic device which is not permitted) will result in incremental escalation with each offense and can result in a grade of “0” for the test, exam, notebook, or project.
Plagiarism is a violation of the academic integrity policy. Plagiarism is a type of cheating that involves the use of another person's ideas, words, design, art, music, etc., as one's own in whole or in part without acknowledging the author or obtaining his or her permission. Plagiarism also includes the use of artificial intelligence, synonym “apps” and other technologies to produce work that is not your own. Plagiarism is not just restricted to written text, but is applicable to other works such as ideas, design, art, and music.
Academic dishonesty also includes sharing individual assignments, copying someone else’s work, receiving copies of an exam without the permission of the instructor, sneaking answers into a test by using or displaying notes, "cheat sheets," or other information or looking them up online without permission, or using devices inappropriate to the prescribed test conditions, like cell phones or smartwatches.
Repercussions of Violating the Academic Integrity Policy
- The first offense will result in the student resubmitting the corrected work for 80% credit. Students who do not make up the assignment/assessment will get a zero.
- The second offense will result in the student resubmitting the corrected work for 60% credit. Students who do not make up the assignment/assessment will get a zero.
- Students who violate the academic integrity policy for a third offense will receive a zero for the assignment or assessment with no opportunity to resubmit for partial credit.
- Repeated offenses may also lead to academic probation and a meeting with the assistant principal for academic affairs.