Stanton’s Academic Integrity Policy can be summed up in the first statement of the commitment form that all students sign:
“Personal pride and integrity are essential to Stanton’s dedication to academic excellence and are fundamental elements of the Student Statement of Commitment.”
What follows is the complete statement that all students sign within the first few weeks of every school year.
Personal pride and integrity are essential to Stanton’s dedication to academic excellence and are fundamental elements of the Student Statement of Commitment. Each Stanton student is given notification of these ideals on the first day of school and must sign an agreement to the school’s policy and return it to the school to be kept on file for the academic year. (see Appendix A).
Cheating, to include plagiarism, collusion, and misrepresentation will not be tolerated. A Stanton student does not give, receive, or use unauthorized assistance on any assignment, nor does he/she tolerate such action by others. Any student with reason to believe such a violation either has occurred or will occur is obligated to report it to a teacher or an administrator. Students must report incidents of integrity code violations to the main office, the Guidance Office, a school Administrator, or the Media Center, and may report anonymously. The teacher(s) involved will be notified to investigate the report.
Consequences of Integrity Code violations can include, but are not limited to, exclusion from membership in any honor society, inability to be recommended to a college, exclusion from Miss Stanton and other leadership positions, and possible counseling on choosing another high school. Any infraction must be reported to colleges to which the student is applying, both by the student (who must explain the infraction to the college) and by the school.
Write out the following statement on the lines provided and sign indicating your agreement to the policy.
“I will not give, receive, or use unauthorized assistance (this includes information from Internet sites) on any assignment, quiz, or examination, nor will I tolerate such action by others. I understand that if I have knowledge of a violation of the Integrity Code, I could be considered guilty of a violation myself if I fail to report it.”