Academic Honesty

Lewis High School Code of Academic Honesty

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Lewis High School is an International Baccalaureate (IBO) World school which follows IBO requirements and expectations. At Lewis High School we expect students to follow a set of values and skills that promote personal integrity.

Lewis High School Statement of Academic Honesty

Academic honesty means that one’s own work is authentic and not a reproduction of other person’s work or ideas. When another person’s ideas are used, they are given credit with a citation.

Terms to understand:

  • Plagiarism - the representation of the ideas or work of another person as your own.
  • Duplication of work - copying another student’s work and presenting it as your own.
  • Giving your work to others - allowing your work to be copied and/or submitted for assessment by another student.
  • Misconduct during an examination, including the possession of unauthorized material.
  • Disclosing information to another student, or receiving information from another student, about the content of an examination or test.

How to maintain academic honesty:

  • Credit all the sources I use, even if I have paraphrased or summarized.
  • Clearly distinguish between my work and the source being used (using quotation marks, indentation or a similar method).
  • Use the appropriate citation style (MLA, APA).
  • Ask for Advice
  • If student is being graded individually, a student submits his/her own work.

Things to Remember

  • Lewis HS students are principled and act with integrity and honesty.
  • Lewis HS students should be content creators not content imitators.
  • If you engage in any form of academic dishonesty your administrator with input from your teacher or staff member has the right to impose consequences.
  • Do it right, remember to cite! Credit where credit is due!