Cheating is defined by the following actions:
• To use the work of another person as your own.
• To copy information from another student’s work (unless allowed to do so by a teacher).
• Having in your possession a copy of a test to be given or having been given by a teacher; using the textbook or notes during a test or examination; talking while taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.
• To fail to follow test procedures or instructions announced by a teacher (such as no talking, no turning around in seat, raise hand to ask questions, clear your desk, etc.).
• To furnish to another student information which can be used to cheat.
• To have in your possession the work of any other student or to give to another student or allow him to use your work.
• To look on another person’s paper or to pass notes, irrespective of the purpose of the look or the content of the note.
• A record of cheating will be kept in PowerSchool.
• Students suspected of engaging in cheating via electronic communication (transferring data between networked and portable drives, etc.) will be subject to disciplinary actions, and devices may be confiscated for investigation.
Note: Documented incidences of cheating may limit students from participating in certain school activities and/or organizations (including but not limited to honor societies and academic recognitions/awards). Cheating will normally result in a zero being given for the work, parents being notified, and the student not being allowed to make up the work.