• LISD Virtual Learning Academy’s Academic Honesty Guidelines:

    General Statements Regarding Academic Honesty

    Any misconduct in the realm of academic honesty will trigger a student-teacher interaction and may be deferred to the student’s individual campus for the execution of disciplinary procedures.

    • Honor in class work and examinations are more important than any grade received. Students assume the responsibility of not cheating, of not giving the appearance of cheating, of not contributing to the cheating of others, and for reporting violation of this responsibility to teachers and/or administrators. Students reporting cheating violations will not be allowed to be harassed, ridiculed, or subjected to criticism for demonstrating their convictions to honor and honesty. Actions which constitute cheating include, but are not be limited to, using notes on tests, copying from another’s test or daily work papers, turning in work done by someone else as his/her own work, using another student’s computer files and turning them in as their own, taking another student’s papers, book, test, computer files, or notes to improve the quality of the work he/she turns in, giving another student assistance on a test or on daily work for the sole purpose of obtaining a higher grade and not for the purpose of assisting in learning.

    • Any coursework (including, but not limited to, forums, formative/summative assessments, daily work, etc.) may be subject to a plagiarism checker.

     

    Specific Areas of Academic Dishonesty

    • Cheating:
      includes copying another’s work, possession of exam or exam materials, etc.
      • First Offense:
        Assignment receives a grade of zero; parents and campus site coordinator are notified; chance to redo assignment in a proctored setting for partial credit
      • Second Offense:
        Assignment receives a grade of zero; parents and campus site coordinator are notified
      • Third Offense:
        Possible removal from the course; parents and campus site coordinator are notified; school administrators will be notified to discuss further disciplinary action

    • Misrepresentation and/or Fraudulent Behavior:
      includes allowing someone else to do the work for you, or doing someone else’s coursework
      • First Offense:
        Assignment receives a grade of zero; parents and campus site coordinator are notified; possible chance redo assignment in a proctored setting for partial credit
      • Second Offense:
        Possible removal from the course; assignment receives a grade of zero; parents and campus site coordinator are notified; school administrators will be notified to discuss further disciplinary action

    • Plagiarism:
      includes cutting and pasting from a non-peer source, and attempting to present that source’s work as your own
      • First Offense:
        Student receives a warning; correct and resubmit for full credit; parents and campus site coordinator are notified
      • Second Offense:
        Assignment receives a zero; parents and campus site coordinator are notified
      • Third Offense:
        Possible 
        removal from the course; assignment receives a grade of zero; parents and campus site coordinator are notified; school administrators will be notified to discuss further disciplinary action