HONOR CODE

HONOR CODE

CAC embodies a spirit of mutual trust and intellectual honesty that is central to the very nature of learning, and represents the highest possible expression of shared values among the members of the school community. The values underlying and reflected in the CAC Honor Code are:

  • Academic honesty - demonstrated by students when the ideas and the writing of others are
    properly cited; students submit their own work for tests and assignments without unauthorized
    assistance; students do not provide unauthorized assistance to others; and students report their
    research or accomplishments accurately;
  • Respect - for others and the learning process to demonstrate academic honesty;
  • Trust - in others to act with academic honesty as a positive community­building force in the school;Responsibility - is recognized by all to demonstrate their best effort to prepare and complete
    academic tasks;
  • Fairness and Equity - demonstrated so that every student can experience an academic
    environment that is free from the injustices caused by any form of intellectual dishonesty;
  • Integrity - of all members of the school community as demonstrated by a commitment to academic
    honesty and support of our quest for authentic learning. 

These principles serve as the foundation for a lifetime code of ethics. By collaboratively encouraging an
atmosphere of honesty and hard work, students, faculty and administration serve the student body of CAC
by making it a better place to learn.

 

  • VIOLATIONS OF THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE Open or Close

     

    • Plagiarism, or using another’s work, published or unpublished, as one’s own. Plagiarism also includes failure to use quotation marks or other conventional markings around material quoted from any source;

    • Obtaining, distributing or referring to a copy of an examination which the teacher has not authorized to be made available for such purpose;

    • Any act that impedes the ability of other students to have fair access to materials assigned or suggested by the teacher. This includes unauthorized removal or destruction of library or other source materials;

    • Cheating, or referring to information not specifically permitted by the teacher, especially during exams or tests. This includes receiving information from a fellow student or other unauthorized source;

    • Unauthorized alteration of grades or any other records related to the academic performance of a student;

    • Assisting another student in committing the violations outlined above;

    • Other instances of academic dishonesty as identified by individual teachers.
  • PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING HONOR CODE VIOLATIONS Open or Close

     

    • Teachers may further define acts, in writing, that constitute violations of the Honor Code in their classrooms. These acts will be explained to each class and will be effective thereafter for that class;

      When a teacher believes there has been an Honor Code infraction, the teacher will inform the student of the infraction and the suggested consequence. At the time of the incident, the teacher will inform the Assistant Principal who will then follow up with the student.

      The student is responsible for informing within twelve hours his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) of an alleged or actual violation of the Honor Code. The teacher will inform the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the incident after the twelve­hour period.
  • ACADEMIC AND DISCIPLINARY PENALTIES FOR HONOR CODE VIOLATIONS Open or Close

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